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Fashion on Fire

 
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September 15, 2022

Hudson’s Bay
176 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON
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David Dixon with 7 models wearing his red arthritis-friendly gowns

“Fashion is a language. When we get dressed, we are speaking to the world. And now, we are giving a voice to people with arthritis – through fashion.”
~ David Dixon


Thursday, September 15th marked our Fashion on Fire show at the Hudson’s Bay Queen Street store in Toronto featuring fashion icon, David Dixon unveiling his dramatic, fiery red arthritis-friendly ball gowns. It was an incredible show where fashion and philanthropy took centre stage, and people living with arthritis modeled fashions from Hudson’s Bay fall line, Hudson North.

Thank you to our attendees who came out to our event on Thursday night to lend their support, and to everyone who is helping to elevate the conversation about arthritis. Together, we can spread the word that arthritis isn’t what you think - it affects young and old and sometimes people you wouldn’t expect, like our 4-year-old model, Aya.

We were honoured to have television presenter, entertainment journalist, model and philanthropist, Mary Kitchen emcee this event, and very proud to host our long-time supporters and new friends – all committed to helping us spread the word and elevate the conversation about arthritis.

Fashion on Fire was a pre-event to the Arthritis Society Canada’s Arthritis Fire BallTM gala, taking place on Saturday, November 12 at the Fairmont Royal York, a black-tie gala featuring a champagne reception, gourmet dinner, Monte Carlo-style casino, live band, and dancing into the night.

Check out the photo gallery, captured by George Pimentel

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Event Details

Date: Thursday, September 15
Time: 6-8 p.m. ET
6 p.m. Cocktail reception
7 p.m. Fashion Show  
7:30 p.m. Cocktail reception continues
8 p.m. Event ends

Location:
Hudson’s Bay
176 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5C 2L7

Sponsorship Opportunities

Ignite the Flame Sponsor - $2,500

  • Four (4) tickets to Fashion on Fire
  • Company listing on Fashion on Fire & Arthritis Fire Ball event website
  • Company listing on Fashion on Fire attendee "experience passport"
  • Company logo on Fashion on Fire event signage
  • Company logo included on Fashion on Fire take-away gifting collateral

Purchase Ignite the Flame Sponsor

Fashion Forward Sponsor - $1,000

  • Two (2) tickets to Fashion on Fire
  • Company listing on Fashion on Fire & Arthritis Fire Ball event website
  • Company listing on Fashion on Fire attendee "experience passport"

Purchase Fashion Forward Sponsor

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Anna Baranowski
Manager, Corporate and Sponsorship Giving
abaranowski@arthritis.ca

2022 Sponsors

Ignite the Flame Sponsor

Logo Back to Earth

Fashion Forward Sponsors

Radha Curpen & David Spivak
Barbara Paikin

Special Thanks

Special thanks to:

Carmen Martinez - Mercatus Consulting​
for your guidance and expertise​​

Oliver & Bonacini ​
for the incredible food​

Allison Coville, Arthritis Fire BallTM Committee Member​,
National Council

Hair by TAZ Hair Co. ​
for making our models even more stunning​

Mary Kitchen and Lang Models​
for making the show entertaining and dazzling​

Toronto Jack,  photographer​
for capturing our memories with his outstanding talent​

For more information about the event, please contact:
Rebecca Bowering
Event Specialist
rbowering@arthritis.ca

For sponsorship purchases, please contact:
Anna Baranowski
Manager, Corporate and Sponsorship Giving
abaranowski@arthritis.ca