Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, Elgin
Fashion Derby Post-Event Wrap-up

Hoffman Estates, IL - Guests were stylish from head-to-toe at the Presence Saint Joseph Hospital Auxiliary Derby Day Fashion Show and Luncheon, held on May 2 at the Stonegate Conference & Banquet Centre in Hoffman Estates. The event raised over $28,000 for the Presence Saint Joseph Comprehensive Rehabilitation Center’s Therapeutic Gym Renovation and Modernization Project.

In celebration of the theme, guests wore beautiful and elaborate Derby hats.  The Derby theme continued as the event kicked off with a Derby Day Boutique and the opportunity to place bets on a wide range of raffles, including three different raffles worth more than $10,000 in prizes. 

“It was so wonderful to see our guests all decked out in fancy hats. It created such a lively atmosphere and put everyone in a joyful mood,” said Fashion Show Chair Meraida Figueroa.

Over 225 people enjoyed a scrumptious lunch, followed by a fashion show highlighting the hottest trends, which included plenty of zebra print and bold colors. The emcee, Dr. Sandy Goldberg, NBC5 Health and Nutrition Contributor, helped encourage the crowd to open their pocket books and buy more raffle tickets.

The show, presented by Fashions with Flair, featured clothing from Geneva shops include Mish, Niala Conte, C’est la Vie, Lela Une and other Chicagoland fashion houses.  The models wore custom hats from Burning Bush Custom Millinery.

The Presenting Sponsor of the event was the Weiler Family Foundation. Additional sponsors included Dr. Lynn Mershon, Rehabilitation Medicine Specialists and XXXX

The Presence Saint Joseph Comprehensive Rehabilitation Center provides a full complement of services to assist patients regain function, restore independence, and return to the community following a disabling injury or illness.

To learn more about how you can donate to the Presence Saint Joseph Auxiliary, please visit


About Presence Saint Joseph Hospital- Elgin
Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Elgin is known for providing leading-edge technologies and holistic care with compassion for the individual. We offer a comprehensive range of high quality preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic services including acute inpatient care, outpatient care, home health, and educational outreach programs. Recognized for advanced heart, orthopedics, stroke, cancer and rehabilitation services; Presence Saint Joseph is a part of Presence Health.

About Presence Health
Presence Health is the largest Catholic health system based in Illinois, created in November 2011 through the merger of Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care. With more than 150 sites of care, including 12 hospitals and 27 nursing and senior facilities, Presence Health more than 20,000 employees, 4,000 medical professionals and a revenue base of $2.5 billion.

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