By Andy Wright (http://andywrightstudios.com)
MENSFASHION4HOPE is a special charitable presentation at TOM* to raise fund for The Kol Hope Foundation for children. All proceeds are donated to the SickKids Hospital via the Kol Hope Fund at SickKids to help improve the condition and lives of children with congenital diseases. The mission of The Kol Hope Foundation for children is to show love, compassion and support for all children with disabilities.
The Kol Hope Foundation For children
The Kol Hope Foundation for children is a Canadian charitable organization that helps and supports children with disabilities in Canada and around the world. The foundation is named after Kol, who was born with Trisomy 13, a fatal genetic syndrome. Kol was severely disabled, required life support and 24 hour care, was fed by g-tube and was unable to walk or talk. He passed away on October 9, 2011, and has left behind an incredible legacy of love, charity and hope. He is the story and inspiration behind The Kol Hope Foundation for children. Since its inception, the foundation has been devoted and dedicated to caring for children with disabilities. Kol Hope is proud to have SickKids, Easter Seals and World Vision as its Canadian beneficiaries.
The Kol Hope Foundation is pleased to partner with TOM* Toronto Men’s Fashion Week in it’s initiative to fuse fashion and charity together, through MENSFASHION4HOPE, which is specifically aimed at raising funds for the Kole Hope Fund at SickKids.
SickKids played an important role in Kol’s survival, and it was through the hospital’s medical and professional care that Kol surpassed his diagnosis of three months, and lived for 14 years. This special fund created under his name, allows all the “little Kols” of the world, a chance for a better life. The Kol Hope Fund at SickKids supports the work of the hospital, and the SickKids Genetics Clinic, which provides the best care to kids with chromosomal disorders. The cumulative total donated to SickKids is $117,500 to date.