Runway Heroes at Bloomingdales


Childhood cancer fighters and survivors ages three – 13 walked the runway in the Young World department at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street. The afternoon’s event benefited The Ronan Thompson Foundation and Solving Kids’ Cancer.


11-year-old DJ Fulano spun during the event and Solving Kids’ Cancer Youth Ambassador Celia Babini acted as emcee.  Bloomingdale’s provided each child with an outfit of his or her choice for the show that the children were able to take home. Some brands included: 7 for all Mankind, DKNY, Diesel, Lucky, Nicole Miller, Puma and Vince. Additionally, TOMS shoes donated a pair of shoes to each of the children. Hair and make-up artists from Bumble and Bumble and MAC were present to finish off each look.



Dylan’s Candy Bar set up a sweets station for families, friends and guests, alongside a Halloween-themed photo booth that captured moments of joy for all. One of the children celebrated her birthday on Saturday and was presented with a cake from Magnolia bakery during the show finale.


10% of all department purchases throughout the weekend will benefit the charities. For high resolution images click HERE. (Photos courtesy of Aydin Arjomand) ABOUT: The Ronan Thompson Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to finding a cure for neuroblastoma, a form of childhood cancer. It is currently fundraising to create a world- class neuroblastoma research and care center dedicated to funding both traditional and non- traditional treatments to reduce the number of children affected by the disease and increase survival rates.  Created by two NYC fathers who lost children to pediatric cancer, Solving Kids’ Cancer is committed to significantly improving survivorship of the deadliest childhood cancers. 100% of all donations are used to find, fund, and manage clinical trials and scientific programs to rapidly develop more effective and less toxic treatments. Solving Kids’ Cancer is a 501(c)(3) public charity.


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