May 16, 2014 1:55 PM by Nikai Salcido
TUCSON - The Phoenix Women's Board of the 'UA Steele Childrens Research Center celebrated their 15th annual PANDA "Children Helping Children" Fashion Show and Luncheon. The event raised $640,000 for the "PANDA Children's Autoimmune Disorders Project."
The event took place at The Phoenician in Scottsdale on April 12, with 65 children modeling fashions from Dillard's to the theme, "Through the Looking Glass...Anything is Possible."
The fashion show was led by Scottsdale triplets fighting eight autoimmune diseases between them. Other children participating came from from Phoenix, Tucson and London, England. They not only participated in the show but learned about the importance of good health and helping children who are fighting illness.
Funds raised this year will enable UA Steele Center investigators to expand the basic science research in autoimmune diseases like type 1 diabetes, juvenile arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease and celiac disease, to name a few.