Feb 5, 2016
DR. Yvonne Yau Fashion Heals Model

The goal of Fashion Heals in 2016 is to raise awareness and funds for the SickKids Innovation Grant for Paediatric Cancer Care and Research by creatively showcasing accomplishments and impacts of the hospital’s team. The highlight of the event is a vibrant fashion show styled by la closette, featuring 10 ‘models’, all of whom are either SickKids employees or past patients.

We’re enthusiastic to profile and share fun insights about each model before the event on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.



Staff microbiologist who  focused her research on the epidemiology, diagnosis and management of multi-drug resistant bacterial pahogens in cystic fibrosis (CF). With SickKids since 2003.

Why do you want to participate in Fashion Heals?

A very worthwhile cause and an innovative and fun way to help fundraise for the Innovation Grant for Cancer Care.

Your most memorable experience at/with SickKids:

Working 12 to 14 hours during the start of the 2009 influenza A pandemic to develop/supervise testing of samples from patients.  Though it was hard work, it gave a lot of satisfaction knowing that the work and effort made a difference in the care of patients.

What languages do you speak?

English, Cantonese, and Mandarin

What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to?

Augustin Hadelich’s debut concert with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra

What advice would you give to your childhood self?

Do your best and don’t look back.  Follow your heart.

What’s on your bucket list?

Travel the world (from Mediterranean cruise to Safari in Africa to exploration tour to Antarctica)

Three words people would use to describe you.

Compassionate, generous, and loyal

What fashion trend did you embrace wholeheartedly, but now wonder, “what was I thinking!”?

80’s fashion with the oversized shoulder pads, long and bulky sweaters.

How can la closette help you?

A fresh look at a “milestone age”


About Fashion Heals in support of SickKids:

In 2016, Fashion Heals in support of SickKids is taking place on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 starting at 7PM. It’s an annual, vibrant evening event raising awareness and funds for SickKids Hospital by creatively showcasing accomplishments and impacts of the hospital’s team. Our guests will enjoy a private evening at Holt Renfrew‘s flagship location over music, food and entertainment while getting inspired by our one of a kind fashion show organized and styled by la closette and featuring SickKids models. The evening will wrap up with a private shopping experience. If you’d like to join the celebration of SickKids on April 20, 2016 with Fashion Heals:

please purchase your tickets here or donate.

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