Celebrities, corporate leaders, influentials, media personalities and more attended last night’s Destination Fashion Event, hosted by The Buoniconti Fund. American journalism Icon, Tom Brokaw served as Master of Ceremonies at the event, which paid tribute to The Buoniconti Fund’s notable 2012 Women of Substance & Style. Held at Miami’s famed Bal Harbour Shops, the star-studded dinner raised $31 million. Music and entertainment icon Enrique Iglesias performed a private concert for attendees and honorees at the shops. Guests ended the evening dancing to the musical stylings of DJ Irie and traveled their way through the shops, which were transformed into “The Destinations” of locations from around the world.
Other notables in attendance included: True Blood and Magic Mike star Joe Manganiello, Gossip Girl star Matthew Settle, Actor Tommy Lee Jones, actor Colin Egglesfield, Emilio Pucci Head Designer Peter Dundas, Music Icon Emilio Estefan, famed singer and entertainer Wayne Newton, and many more.
Founded by NFL Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti after his son, Marc, became paralyzed during a college football game, The Buoniconti Fund, is the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, the world’s most comprehensive spinal cord injury research center. Since its inception in 1985, the Great Sports Legends Dinner has honored more than 283 sports legends and honorees and has raised $93 million for The Miami Project’s spinal cord injury research programs. Contributions from previous events have funded the first ever human clinical trial, recently approved by the FDA to become the first of its kind.