Fashion Heals 2016 Event Reveal

Apr 30, 2016
Fashion Heals 2016 Event

The two words summarizing Fashion Heals 2016 event are: electric energy.


It was an absolutely inspiring turn out, the support of our partners and general networks was humbling to say the least.

The evening started off with networking and the opening of the event’s very first prize draw. We have to send a BIG THANK YOU to the companies and brands who donated spectacular and generous items towards the draw.

It was a new addition to this year’s event that will remain part of Fashion Heals for years to come. Seemed that everyone enjoyed checking out the prizes and the wonderful volunteers were working hard to sell tickets that 100% benefit The Innovation Grant for Paediatric Cancer Research & Care at SickKids.

Fashion Heals 2016 event prize draw

Some of the winners of the Fashion Heals 2016 Event prize draw

Next up, was the brilliant fashion show styled and managed by MT Meikle and Irene Kim of la closette, Fashion Heal’s 2016 official organizing partner.

Irene and MT worked tirelessly over the last year with the stars of the event, our models. Each model is a SickKids nurse, doctor or patient. With busy schedules and various styling requests, la closette managed to choose fashion pieces representative of each individual while simultaneously helped them to step just a little bit out of their comfort zones. Not to mention, the looks were inspirational and entertaining for the attendees as a number of ensembles from the fashion show were purchased by our guests!

The fashion show was simply divine.

Fashion Heals 2016 Event fashion show

la closette alongside Fashion Heals 2016 models – SickKids employees and past patients.

The most memorable highlight of the evening was by far the wise words and experience from this years SickKids Patient Ambassador, Tessa Smith. Her story and utter inspiration brought context to why we are so proud to be part of this cause.

All of the attendees were heroes during Fashion Heals 2016 event but the star shining the brightest was definitely Tessa Smith. She wowed the crowd with her fierce yet approachable attitude and definitely left us more inspired than the night began… not to mention there wasn’t a dry eye in the crowd.

Fashion Heals 2016 event Tessa Smith

On right, Tessa Smith – Fashion Heals 2016 SickKids Patient Ambassador with Nat Korol, co-chair of Fashion Heals

Congratulations to the prize draw winners and a big thank you to all those who shopped at Holt Renfrew on the night of the event!

Overall, we couldn’t be more thankful to all who participated in any way, we are honoured to have you join this great movement. We look forward to seeing you next year, it will be even more impactful… stay tuned! We will also be announcing the impact that  Fashion Heals 2016 Event had on the Innovation Grant for Paediatric Cancer Research & Care at SickKids in the near future.

To view Fashion Heals 2016 Event photos – click here.

Huffington Post article – click here

From the Bottom of Our Hearts, THANK YOU!

Fashion heals 2016 event committee

Fashion Heals Organizing Committee with Tessa Smith, Fashion Heals 2016 event SickKids Patient Ambassador


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