Harford Magazine - Page 18 - Pediatric Motility Fund Gala

Harford Magazine
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Pediatric Motility Fund Gala

Supporting Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

 

BY JOHN-JOHN WILLIAMS IV | Harford Magazine
PHOTOS BY KARL M. FERRON

 

One hundred eighty guests attended the Pediatric Motility Fund Gala sponsored by Project Big (Believe In Goodness). The $125-a-ticket formal gala was held at Bulle Rock Golf Course and raised $33,360 for Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. The event featured dancing, a silent auction and a raffle for prizes that included a trip to Orlando for eight and an all-access pass to a NASCAR race. Proceeds will support research to improve treatments for patients suffering from gastrointestinal disorders.

 

From scrubs to style

 

Julie Amorese, 30, ditched her usual hospital scrubs for an elegant dark navy gown at the Pediatric Mobility Gala supporting Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

 

The pediatric ICU nurse practitioner from Towson stunned in a one-shoulder frock.

 

“This is a fun chance to pull things out of the closet that I don’t get a chance to wear,” she says. “I’m usually in jeans and comfortable top and sweater. But I channel Kate’s Middleton as much as I can.”

 

Amorese, who was invited by a colleague, says the cause is an important one because she works with children affected by gastrointestinal disorders.

 

“It’s something I see on a daily basis at work,” she says.

 

Amorese wanted to be season appropriate with her ensemble.

 

“I wanted to go with something dark because it’s winter,” she explains. “I brightened it up with the accessories.”

 

Her ensemble

 

Dress Bill Levkoff gown she originally purchased in New York for a wedding.

Shoes Black open-toe heels from David’s Bridal.

Accessories Rose gold bracelet and drop earrings from Francesca’s. Her late grandmother’s rose gold ring. Black sparkly clutch from another late grandmother.