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Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital announces VIRTUAL art & antiques show

Press Release
The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital
November 19, 2020

The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital proudly announces the 44th annual Art & Antiques Show benefiting Wolfson Children’s Hospital of Jacksonville will be an online experience, accessible from any mobile device or computer. Virtually Venice will premiere at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, and be available for viewing from Friday, Dec. 4, to Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. The link to the show is: www.youtube.com/channel/UCQgeU9iEfMz1o38G6p1hCCQ/live.

The one-of-a-kind online event features internationally known interior designers and antiques experts, local culinary talent and inspiration for entertaining at home. Presenters include interior designers Charles Chewning, Elaine Griffin, Katie Ridder, Sean Scherer and Tara Shaw; Flower Magazine Founder Margot Shaw; internationally known landscape designer P. Allen Smith, and events planner Rebecca S. Gardner.

Venetian fare demonstrations include Chef Liz Grenamyer of Catering by Liz and Bottega by Liz Grenamyer; Steve Kunz of The Brick Restaurant; Chef Kevin Adams of SAVOR Jacksonville; Chef Rebecca Reed, Corporate Pastry Chef at Black Sheep Restaurant Group and recent champion of the Food Network’s Chopped Sweets culinary competition; and Chef Jamey Evoniuk of Chef’s Garden Catering & Events.

Special features include virtual tours of the Jacksonville- and Nantucket-based 1939 wooden yacht, Innisfail, and an iconic 1920s-era marble home in Jacksonville’s Avondale neighborhood.

The grand finale and heart of the annual Art & Antiques Show features 27 current and former Wolfson Children’s patients who show their style and personalities on the red carpet during the 2020 Children’s Fashion Show, Amore. The program will include an insider tour of the pediatric Critical Care Tower under construction with Wolfson Children’s Hospital President Michael Aubin, FACHE.

The Chairs for the 2020 Art & Antiques Show are Meg Phillips Folds, Drew Brundick Haramis and Julie Howard Howerton.

Funds raised from the 2020 Art & Antiques Show will support a $4 million gift to endow programs, services and equipment for a state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care Center, currently under construction as part of the new Critical Care Tower at Baptist Medical Center in downtown Jacksonville. The new Tower is expected to open in February 2022. Since 1973, The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s has raised $34 million for Wolfson Children’s Hospital to support behavioral health, minimally invasive surgery, the bone marrow transplant unit and other critical needs.

For Virtually Venice links, more information or to make a donation, visit www.ArtandAntiquesShow.com, call 904.202.2886, or email [email protected].

The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital

Established in 1973 by Ellen Cavert, the ongoing mission of the all-volunteer Women’s Board is to raise community awareness and fund state-of-the-art infrastructure, programming and services for Wolfson Children’s Hospital—the only dedicated children’s inpatient health care facility in the region. Since its inception, The Women’s Board has raised $34 million in support of Wolfson Children’s Hospital to ensure the advancement of first-rate medical care for all children. Two annual fundraisers, the Art & Antiques Show and Florida Forum speaker series, enable the Board to donate more than $1 million a year to Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

The Art & Antiques Show

The Art & Antiques Show and the Florida Forum, produced by The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital, will contribute vital funds for a five-year, $4 million pledge to endow programs, services and equipment for a new state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care Center at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. The unit will feature state-of-the-art family suites designed for comfort and privacy while maintaining visibility and easy access for NICU staff; modified lighting and soundproofing to reduce stress on newborns; and critically important medical equipment designed to provide the highest standard of care.

Wolfson Children’s Hospital is a non-for-profit pediatric facility that never turns any child away, regardless of ability to pay. As the only children’s hospital between Orlando and Atlanta, Wolfson Children’s serves an ever-increasing region, well into central Florida, north to Savannah, and west to Tallahassee and into Alabama. Truly family centered, it is one of the best children’s hospitals in the country. A new, seven story Wolfson Children’s Critical Care Tower is under construction at Baptist Medical Center in downtown Jacksonville. Expected to open in early 2022, it includes a state-of-the-art 92-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Center, replacing the current 57-bed neonatal facility at Wolfson Children’s. The Critical Care Tower will also have a 26-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

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