Each year, DC’s Four Seasons Hotel brims with holiday cheer during the Georgetown Jingle, which raises money for Pediatric Oncology programs at Georgetown University Hospital. The 2013 event will showcase holiday trees and vignettes by 19 area designers, who are paired with young patient ambassadors for inspiration. Their creations will be for sale beginning November 27.
The Jingle is organized in two parts, both featuring silent auctions and raffles. Festivities from 1 to 4 p.m. focus on crafts for children, visits with Santa and kid-friendly cuisine. A party from 7 to 11 p.m. includes cocktails, restaurant tastings and live music by Pamela Stanley.
This year, designers Shazalynn Cavin-Winfrey, Wendy Danziger and Gloria Blalock carried the Jingle spirit into a new project, designing seven suites pro bono in the hospital’s new pediatric hematology and oncology wing. These rooms—funded by proceeds from the Georgetown Jingle and christened the Jingle Suites—provide accommodations for patients and their families during treatment. “Kids most want to be home during treatments,” Cavin-Winfrey explains, “so we wanted to convey a home environment.” Cheerful façades adorn each entry, while low lighting, fridges, fold-out sofas and rug-like floor patterns enhance each interior.
Since 2006, the Georgetown Jingle has raised $1.5 million. For tickets, visit georgetownjingle.com.