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Event benefiting CMN shows giving is always in fashion

The 9th annual Neiman Marcus Runway Show and Luncheon raised a record-breaking $108,000 for Children's Miracle Network at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital. The funds will support the Hummingbird Program, which provides palliative care for children with life-limiting or life-threatening medical conditions.

The Hummingbird Program was founded in 2007 through a financial contribution from Jeanne Donlevy Arnold and Ed Arnold of Lebanon. Jeanne Arnold continues to chair the fashion show event. With the Arnolds' support, along with Neiman Marcus and numerous area businesses and individuals, the event has raised $678,000 over the past nine years.

“Our hospital stay would have been so much harder without the support of the Hummingbird Program,” said Abby, the mother of patient Evelyn who was born with Trisomy 18 and needs continuous medical care. “They came to all of our meetings, talked to us and heard what we wanted for Evelyn. They were great advocates. They got to know us and our family. They cheered for us. They fought for us. Even though the journey was tough, they made the walk a little bit easier.”

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