Fashion Industries Guild
- Fashion Industries Guild Annual Gala
September 20, 2014
Who we are:Designers, manufacturers, and sales professionals who make the fashion industry an economic and cultural powerhouse in Los Angeles and beyond.
Our purpose: We started by raising funds for capital needs — from state of-the-art equipment to new construction for rehabilitation facilities and conference centers. For the past two decades, we have put care for children front and center.
Accomplishments: We are committed to filling the gaps in healthcare for children. Construction of the Kenny Weinbaum Fashion Industries Guild Pediatric Acute Care Unit was completed in 2012. The unit serves children who do not need treatment in the NICU, but need more care than that provided on the regular hospital floor. This is the first pediatric acute care unit in a medical center west of the Mississippi.
What’s next: The Fashion Industries Guild Congenital Heart Laboratory and Hal Kaltman Fashion Industries Guild Congenital Heart Research Endowment will address congenital heart defects (the most common type of birth defect nationwide), affecting nearly one percent of U.S. births each year. Medical advances have dramatically prolonged survival for these children, and the Cedars-Sinai Pediatrics Department along with the Heart Institute is working to improve outcomes even further into adulthood. We hope that by improving our capabilities to care for children with congenital heart disease, the need for open heart surgeries at each stage of life might be eliminated.
Learn more: www.fashionindustriesguild.org or call (213) 627-2151