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Posted on 02/12/2013

Jessica June Children's Cancer Foundation to Host 5th Annual Fancy Jeans Party on February 23 at Passion Nightclub


Special Event Sponsored by The Wasie Foundation and Presented by Premier Beverage


HOLLYWOOD, Fla.  –The Jessica June Children's Cancer Foundation (JJCCF) will host its 5th annual Fancy Jeans Party sponsored by The Wasie Foundation and presented by Premier Beverage on Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Passion Nightclub in Seminole Paradise at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The one-of-a-kind event has been described by many as the "must- not-miss" party of the year. Proceeds from the event will benefit children fighting cancer in the tri-county area of South Florida.


Chaired by Jen Klaassens, vice president of programs for The Wasie Foundation, and produced by Events by Vento Designs, the Fancy Jeans Party will feature live interactive entertainment, surprise appearances, a "Best Dressed Fancy Jeans" contest, a raffle including a 2013 FIAT grand prize plus two more extraordinary prizes and a silent auction. Dance the night away while enjoying tasty delights and an open bar courtesy of Premier Beverage. 


Melissa Gomez, a four-year-old fighting Leukemia, has been chosen to be the 2013 Fancy Jeans Child Honoree. Due to Gomez' fragile medical circumstances and frequent hospitalizations, her mother had no choice but to give-up working in order to become her full-time caregiver.  Her father works as a self-employed taxi driver which the past year has earned little income in an unstable market.  The JJCCF has provided emergency financial assistance to cover the family's basic needs so they can focus on Melissa's survival.  JJCCF's Financial Assistance and Advocacy Programs have been providing funding to cover payments for electricity, water, phone, car, groceries and gas gift cards.  Melissa wishes for Shakira to be her idol date at the Fancy Jeans Party. Additional information about Gomez and her special wish can be found here (invitation) and  here (family interview).  Last year, 2012 Fancy Jean Child Honoree Angel Nazario's wish to meet Pitbull was granted click here!


This year's event sponsors include The Wasie Foundation, Premier Beverage, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Passion Nightclub, Broward Health-Chris Evert Children's Hospital, Daoud's Fine Jewelry, Florida Panthers Foundation, AutoNation, SIDES, BB&T, Ed Morse Bayview Cadillac & Ed Morse Sawgrass Cadillac,  Miami Children's Hospital, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, Bacardi, Nature's Products, Holland America Line, American Airlines, MSC Cruises, Dacha Storani, Ruben & Diana Minski, Broward Bank of Commerce, GMAIR, Tecnoglass, Alan G. Kipnis from Arnstein & Lehr LLP, Bloom, Gettis & Habib, P.A., Publix Super Markets, Inc, Lauderdale Marine Center, Events by Vento Designs, KP Design & Photography, Food sponsors include Grille 401, Rice & Dough, Hard Rock Cafe, Roho Kitchen, LIME, Hooters, Wanda's Sweet Breads. Media sponsors include Sun-Sentinel, THINK Magazine, Lifestyle Publications, Eye on South Florida,Latin2Latin Marketing and Effects Entertainment.

One-hundred percent of the proceeds from Fancy Jeans will fund JJCCF's Emergency Financial Assistance Program benefiting families in crisis fighting childhood cancer. The signature event has raised over $385,000 to help these families in crisis meet their everyday basic human necessities such as food, shelter and medical treatments. Last year's Fancy Jeans Party was sold out with over 650 tickets sold and over 700 guests are expected at the upcoming event. 


Individual tickets to attend the 5th Annual Fancy Jeans Party are $50 in advance ($65 at the door), and VIP tickets are $100 in advance ($125 at the door).  The Jessica June Children's Cancer Foundation also invites local businesses and individuals to support the Fancy Jeans Party through sponsorships, in-kind donations or program journal advertising.  Sponsorship opportunities start at $1,000 and go up to $25,000.  


For more information, sponsorships and to purchase tickets, please visit or call 954-770-1745 or 954-712-6322.


About Jessica June Children's Cancer Foundation

Jessica June Children's Cancer Foundation was created in 2004 shortly after Sandra Muvdi lost her only child to cancer.  The Foundation has assisted over 1,800 children and family members impacted by pediatric cancer through the Emergency Financial Assistance program; it also advocates for and raises awareness of childhood cancer.  The Foundation serves patients from all seven pediatric oncology hospitals in South Florida and is headquarters at Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 


About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino invites you to PLAYHARD!  Play, stay, dine, and shop at South Florida's ultimate entertainment destination. Over 90 tables offer Blackjack, Baccarat, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold 'em Bonus Poker, Casino War and Let it Ride on a nearly three-acre casino floor. Additionally, 2,500 slots include the Native-American Casino linked Multi-Area Progressive Jackpots and Mega Jackpots. Separate high-limit rooms for table games and slots, in addition to a non-smoking room, are available for guests to enjoy. Loyal Player's Club members also have access to the exclusive VIP Plum Lounge and VIP Chef's Table show kitchen. The Poker Room at Seminole Paradise hosts various games and tournaments of Limit and No Limit Texas Hold 'em, 7-Card Stud and two dollar and four dollar limit Omaha Hi Lo games. Located inside the casino is Hard Rock Cafe -Hollywood, part of Hard Rock's 136 globally recognized rock 'n' roll restaurants. The Green Lodging Certified by the State of Florida, AAA Four Diamond-rated resort showcases 500 luxurious guest rooms, 18 restaurants and lounges, 40,000 square feet of meeting room space, the Body Rock Spa, 23 boutique shops, 13 nightclubs, the 400-seat Paradise Live theater and the 5,500–seat Hard Rock Live concert arena. Located on State Road 7 (U.S. 441) in Hollywood, Florida. Take I-95, exit Stirling Rd. and travel west to 1 Seminole Way. For more information, call (954) 327-ROCK, 1 800-937-0010 or visit us online at or .    


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