Kim Eberhardt, Senior Account Manager, Tanner Friedman

Leslie Fleming, Director of Communications and Annual Giving

Detroit, MI – September 8, 2015: Shoe lovers and ladies who love wine unite! Fashion and wine intersect at the Wine Women & Shoes event on September 24, 2015 at The Dearborn Inn, Dearborn, Mich. benefiting Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation.

The event welcomes 400 wine-savvy, shoe-loving guests as they kick up their heels and sip varietals from some of the country’s top winemakers, shop the latest trends in the multi-designer Marketplace, and swoon over the charming “Shoe Guys” serving up this season’s must-have on silver platters.

The evening includes a glamorous fashion show, presented by Carson’s, highlighting the best looks for fall. A Marketplace offers attendees the opportunity to shop a special collection of apparel and accessories, reflective of the latest trends.

A live auction will provide attendees the chance to bid on travel packages, wine, and unique experiences; partygoers will also have the occasion to sample wines from around the world, complements of Wine, Women & Shoes. A raffle offering a chance to win the “key to the closet,” that includes a gift card for a custom storage solution from California Closets and other luxury merchandise, is sure to make someone’s evening.

Detroit community leaders Denise Ilitch, Luanne Thomas Ewald and Renee Godin will serve as event chairs for the event.

“The Wine Women & Shoes event provides an opportunity for Metro Detroiters to enjoy a fun evening surrounded by exceptional fashion, food and wine with a purpose,” said Tony Werner, President & CEO, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. “By purchasing a ticket, event attendees are helping fund Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation’s mission to support pediatric research, education, and other initiatives that improve the health of children in Michigan,” he added.

The goal of the event reaches beyond fun: all proceeds benefit Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation.

Ticket prices start at $150. For more information about the event or sponsorship opportunities, please call or e-mail Kate Kesner at 313.745.8814 or To purchase tickets visit:

Commitments from the following sponsors contribute to creating an unforgettable event and supporting the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation’s mission: Carson’s, Whole Foods, Detroit Medical Center, Charity Motors, California Closets, Danialle Karmanos’ Work It Out, ITC and KPMG, MGM Grand Detroit, St. John Providence, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Ameriprise Financial. Media Sponsors Comcast Spotlight and Ambassador Magazine. Whole Foods is this year’s wine retailer. In kind sponsors are Tanner Friedman Strategic Communications, Bull Run Press and Twelve Oaks Mall.

Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation

Established in 2003, the Foundation is dedicated to advancing the health and healthcare of the children of Michigan. This is accomplished through philanthropic support for pediatric medical education, research, and community benefit programs. The Foundation granted $5.7 million in 2014 for vital pediatric health initiatives. The Foundation is an independent public charity governed by a community board of 27 directors, and is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization. Learn more at