Fashion for a Cure Benefit

On Thursday June 7th, 2012 Mishka Foundation and MODA Benefit are hosting a Fashion for a Cure Benefit to raise funds for a Cure for Juvenile Diabetes at the historic New York City Upper East Side The Harry F. Sinclair House, a mansion that houses the Ukrainian Institute of America.



This chic soiree will gather business, medical, social, and artistic elite of New York City to help children at risk.  The program will consist of a runway fashion show featuring designs by Melinda Eng, a silent auction, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres.

Mishka Foundation and MODA Benefit are all-volunteer based organizations, with every dollar raised during Fashion for a Cure Benefit to go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (, which has awarded more than $1.6 billion in grants since 1970.  Due to Mishka’s Foundation 501(c)(3) status, all financial or in-kind donations are fully tax deductible.

Some of the New York City’s prominent companies rose to the occasion and offered their kind support: Ginza Project, Mari Vanna, MPD, Jelsomino, Burberry, DEPESHA, Ferarri, and M&L Consultans.

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The Harry F. Sinclair House is a mansion that houses The Ukrainian Institute of America


About JDRF

JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is now the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF research is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners who share this goal. Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.6 billion to diabetes research. Past JDRF efforts have helped to significantly advance the care of people with this disease, and have expanded the critical scientific understanding of T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education.

About Mishka Children Foundation

Founded in May 2008, MISHKA Children Foundation is a volunteer, non-profit (501(c)3) organization with a mission to address the needs of disadvantaged children living within the former USSR by providing financial, operational, and humanitarian support. Our work is performed on a volunteer basis, meaning 100% of ALL PROCEEDS goes directly to improving children’s lives and 100% of ALL OPERATING expenses is covered by the members of organization.

About Moda Benefit

Moda Benefit is volunteer organization established in 2003 with a mission to address global healthcare issues. Our organization has been coordinating Fashion events to raise funding for Diabetes Research, underprivileged children’s Orphanages and Breast Cancer, since 2003.

About Melinda Eng

Melinda Eng’s design combines timeless elegance and sophistication with a modern sensibility. Since she found her business in 1992, Melinda has always designed for modern women who appreciate beautifully crafted eveningwear. Known for her intricate draping, Melinda’s attention to details is reflected in all her designs. Her elegant collection has drawn celebrities such as Helen Mirren, Geena Davis, Reba McEntire, Gloria Estefan, Martha Stewart, and Oprah Winfrey season after season. Offering a modern, ageless and refined line that works organically with a shape of a woman’s body, Melinda Eng’s collection can be found in the couture department of top retailers such as Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor as well as other fine specialty boutiques.



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