UnitedHealthcare Does Fundraising in Style

UnitedHealthcare CEO Don Langer, left, KEYE-TV Reporter Adela Uchida and UHC Children’s Foundation President Matt Peterson pose for picture on stage at Wine, Women & Shoes event.

UnitedHealthcare CEO Don Langer, left, KEYE-TV Reporter Adela Uchida and UHC Children’s Foundation President Matt Peterson pose for picture on stage at Wine, Women & Shoes event.

Fundraising can be a joy on its own, but doing it in style can make it unforgettable. With help from Wine, Women and Shoes, a national charity dedicated to raising money for issues related to women and children, the UnitedHealthcare Children’s foundation provided the glamorous women of Austin a night of sophistication and beauty while supporting a great cause.

The evening started out in a flash with guests greeted by photographers, snapping professional pictures with friends and event guests. As they entered the dining hall, where they would later savor fine wines, appetizers and a gourmet dinner, attendees first laid eyes on the enormous catwalk that stretched out to the middle of the room. As the night went on, models strutted their stuff in designs created by Project Runway’s Peach Carr.

Project Runway Designer Peach Carr, left, Fashion Stylist JJ Valentin and KEYE-TV Reporter Adela Uchida present live auction and fashion show.

Project Runway Designer Peach Carr, left, Fashion Stylist JJ Valentin and KEYE-TV Reporter Adela Uchida present live auction and fashion show.

Throughout the event, fortunate guests won special prizes and giveaways. One lucky winner received a $1,000 Visa gift card to pay for her airfare and accommodations in New York where she will meet with Max Martin of the American luxury brand, Max Martin Shoes, and design her very own pair named after her.

This is the second of six events hosted by Wine, Women and Shoes and UHCCF. All proceeds from the event goes toward UHCCF to fund medical grants for families with sick children to help pay for medical expenses not covered, or fully covered, by a commercial health insurance plan. In the past five years, nearly 550 Texas families have received more than $18 million from UHCCF.

Fundraising for medical grants can’t get any more fashionable.

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