Pitt students host fashion show to benefit Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

PITTSBURGH — The University of Pittsburgh students and patients of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC participated in a benefit fashion show Wednesday.

Pitt Dance Marathon is the largest student-run philanthropy at Pitt and has been working with Children’s Hospital since 2014.

"We are so excited to host this event," said Kayla Himes, senior emergency medicine student at Pitt and co-president of Pitt Dance Marathon in a release. "Everything we do is for the kids, so we wanted them to be the stars of this fashion show."

Seven families, each with a child who has been a patient at the hospital, participated in the fashion show at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial.

The children had three rounds of fashion which included their favorite outfit, an outfit sponsored by the Pitt student organizations and hero capes.

"We are excited to be participating in this event and are extremely honored to benefit from support from these students," said Brian Harman, director of corporate and community giving of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation in a release. "University of Pittsburgh represents how this community can support sick and injured kids and their families here at Children's."

Pitt Dance Marathon will take place April 9 starting at 8 p.m. at the William Pitt Union. Participants will stay on their feet for 16 hours.

All proceeds made from the events benefit Children’s Hospital.

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