The Fancy Hat Party began in 1997 as a fundraising event and an opportunity to bring awareness, and new hats, to our “Hats Off to You” room - a room on the 7th floor of the Hospital Hospitality House (HHH) where chemo patients of all ages, in need of a soft hat, can select one from a wide variety of styles and colors, in a fun, garden-like setting. We started this first Hat Party with 40 women, dedicated to raising money to support the HHH – while having a little fun! Attendance has steadily grown over the years, and now we can expect between 500-750 men and women to support HHH each year at the Hat Party.
There are a lot of changes for this year’s Fancy Hat Party…new venue, new fashion show, and new date and speaker! The luncheon will be held on Friday, May 10 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at the Thalhimer Pavilion at the Science Museum of Virginia. Our theme is “Thank You“ to mothers and we are excited to announce that our guest speaker is Debbie Phelps, educator and mother of Olympic Gold medalist swimmer, Michael Phelps.