Easterseals Nevada (ESN), an innovative healthcare and human services non-profit, will hold its inaugural Children’s Fashion Show and Luncheon fundraiser on Saturday, May 11 at 11 a.m.
More than 40 children who receive services from ESN will be walking the runway at Fashion Show Mall in apparel provided by Dillard’s for the culmination of the non-profit’s Close the Gap fundraising campaign. Local TV personality Monica Jackson will emcee the event, which will be held at the Great Hall and Runway at Fashion Show Mall. The event will honor Dr. Lois Tarkanian, who will be on-site as a special guest speaker.
“We are proud to provide speech therapy services to over 500 children throughout the State,” said Christine Zack, President and CEO of Easterseals Nevada. “Sadly, reimbursement rates in Nevada for speech therapy, whether from commercial insurance or government-funded healthcare programs such as Medicaid, are significantly lower than the cost of providing this critical service. At ESN, we view speech therapy as preventive healthcare that decreases overall lifetime healthcare costs. We are dedicated to ensuring all children have access to speech therapy services and we intend to continue to avoid the practice of balance billing. The goal of the Children’s Fashion Show is to raise money to Close the Gap between the cost of providing speech therapy services and the reimbursement for the services, safeguarding our ability to continue providing critical healthcare services while continuously reinvesting in our programs and employees.”
ESN provides healthcare and human services to children and their families across all socio-economic classes and regardless of an individual’s inability to pay. Due to the significant gap between the cost of providing services and the reimbursement rates for pediatric healthcare services in Nevada, this event serves as a major fundraiser for the organization as a way to “Close the Gap.”
The event will include lunch, cocktails, a silent auction and raffle prizes, with tickets starting at $100. For more information on the event and sponsorships, please visit: https://www.eastersealsnv.org/.