On October 22, I am heading to a fundraising event held by a local clothing boutique in Columbus, Thread. Thread boasts some of the best brands and the most up to date styles, but it also boasts a big heart.
The fundraising event, Thread of Hope, is raising money for a foundation called Sam’s Fans that pays for art and music therapists to spend time with children who are at the hospital for extended periods of time undergoing cancer treatments. The way that the foundation explains why they do this really hits home:
“These rooms are necessarily sterile environments filled with machines and technology. The days drag on and are dominated by medical jargon and measurements. But thankfully, there are art and music therapists who visit the children regularly. These therapists are there to remind them that even though their faces are swollen and their hair has fallen out that they are still beautiful and can make beautiful things to hear and see. The Sam’s Fans foundation is dedicated to helping support these therapists and the children they serve.”
If you would like to attend the event, head here to purchase tickets, or to just read more about the foundation. http://shopthreadonline.com/pages/threadofhope
Thread asked me to come into the store and put together something that I would want to wear to the event. It seems really strange to me to be focused on clothing when we are trying to raise money for children who could care less about the clothes you wore to the event in which you raised money for them. To be honest with you, I had a really hard time writing this post and adding the clothing aspect. It feels selfish to be talking about clothes. But all of the money spent on the ticket sales for the evening will go towards the charity. It sounds like there should be a major MAJOR turn out to the event, which does make me really excited about it. I love fashion, obviously, and for this fundraiser, fashion is the vehicle to raise a potentially enormous amount of money for kids who just need to feel like kids and not pin cushions in a hospital.
And so, I chose an outfit to wear to the event, in the hopes that so many people show up, and donate money to this cause. Skirt and top were found at Thread, and all items are linked below.
XOXO – Em