SickKids Model Profile: Colin Hennigar

Feb 23, 2016
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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 Fashion Heals model before the event on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.


Colin Hennigar

Director of Major Gifts and Lead Fundraiser for the Garron Family Cancer Centre, SickKids Foundation, since 2010.

Why do you want to participate in Fashion Heals?

Fashion Heals is a fantastic event which, this year, will raise much-needed funds for research innovation.  As the lead fundraiser for the Garron Family Cancer Centre at SickKids, I have seen the impact that research makes on the care of children, both today and tomorrow.  Advances in cancer research at SickKids are ensuring that children receive the most effective and efficient treatments and we are grateful to Fashion Heals for helping us realize our vision of healthier children, a better world.

Your most memorable experience at/with SickKids:

SickKids touches so many people, not only in Toronto and across Canada, but around the world.  When I travel to our projects in the Caribbean and Africa with our Centre for Global Child Health, there is no doubt that there is tremendous respect for the work of SickKids. 

Our physicians, researchers, and clinical educators are adamant that where you live shouldn’t determine if you live and we strive to improve outcomes for children around the world.

Three words people would use to describe you:

Loyal, punctual, and professional.

What advice would you give to your childhood self?

Be patient – the best things happen when you wait.

If you could take three items to a deserted island, what would they be?

My wife, a five star hotel, and unlimited Nutella.

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

The Temper Trap in Toronto in 2013.

What are you watching on Netflix?


How can la closette help you?

I wear suits nearly every day to work but I would love to find a contemporary look that may feel relaxed but looks just as sharp as a suit.


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. We welcome you to join our celebration of SickKids on April 20, 2016!

Please purchase your tickets now by CLICKING HERE or DONATE.

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