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When I decided to take the jump and stop having a long distance relationship with Jon by moving to Canada my biggest fear was not having anything to do until I could get my work permit. Moving far from home following your heart can sound as a fairy tale most of the time but, as usual, there is a B side to it. Not having your mind occupied while being alone most part of the day can be tricky for anyone, and as an over-thinker this idea was almost petrifying.
After a few weeks of arriving to Ottawa I decided to focus on my blog, Instagram and started making the videos you’ve seen so far. It was all about experimenting and learning new things that would be challenging for me. I believe that when you stay active, focused towards your goals and opened opportunities just kind of fall over your lap. That is exactly how I got involved in volunteering for the Not-for-profit organization Runway For Hope. They started following me on Instagram and after some research I knew we wold be a perfect match. I got in contact with them right away and after a friendly meeting I made sure of letting them know what I could bring into the table.
I partnered up with RFH who trusted me with part of their communication campaign for the upcoming fashion show on September 15th . Over the past months I’ve been meeting with some of the designers, who’s art we will be seeing on the catwalk, conducting video interviews so that you can get to know them better. FridasAttic story was one of my favorite. Adriana’s idea to start the brand came up from the desire to help her community back home in Mexico which had just been devastated by September 2017 earthquake.
Runway For Hope is a Not-for-profit organization who’s goal is to promote local talent in Ottawa’s fashion industry while raising money for regional charities. Their aim is to increase the amount of public awareness for local fashion designers and clothing. In the future they would like to have Ottawa recognized for its own fashion talents and attract tourism for that very reason, just like you can find in Montreal or Toronto.
This year they are working to support The CHEO foundation to assist the doctors, nurses and staff who handle over 500,000 patients and families. The sole purpose of the Foundation is to raise funds to assist the work of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Donations help the hospital provide a wide variety of pediatric programs, research, state-of the art equipment, medical and nursing education, and advocate for families in crisis.
You can buy your tickets for the show, donate or simply know more about this organization amazing work on the Runway For Hope website: