No runway? No problem.
No runway? No problem.
Syncrude presents Fashion with Compassion is Alberta’s go-to fashion event and annual signature fundraiser for Compassion House Foundation, in support of Sorrentino’s Compassion House.
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we reimagined this year’s event as Fashion with Compassion At Home, a virtual experience. This is a first in Fashion with Compassion’s near-25 year history!
MAIN EVENT 7:00PM
To keep you safe through COVID-19, this year’s event will be streamed online. It will be about an hour long, made up of both pre-recorded and live segments. Our CEO Michelle Okere will be host for the evening.
Experience all you’ve come to expect from this mainstay event:
Every year, the highlight of the event is the Special Models walk, where previous guests of Sorrentino’s Compassion House, along with other fellow survivors, take to the stage to represent courage and survival.
No runway? No problem. This year’s event will still feature 5 Special Models from communities across Alberta, including:
Interspersed with behind-the-scenes footage from FMAV and Curtis Trent Photography, our Special Models will take you through their own cancer journeys, painting a picture of what it’s like to stay at Sorrentino’s Compassion House from beginning to end. Their stories are emotional, inspiring, and a reminder of what this event is really about: supporting women battling cancer.
Taking the “virtual runway” will be the latest fall fashions from 4 local retailers, including:
Each retailer will share up to 6 looks at the event. Like what you see? We’ll provide links to shop the looks!
Make the most of your event experience!
Hungry? Order dinner from Sorrentino’s Restaurant Group. They will be donating 15% of sales on orders using the code “FwC2020” on event night. Mention the code over the phone, or write it in the notes section if you’re ordering online.
An online event means… an online silent auction! Stay tuned for the link to our silent auction website, where you can browse items and place your bids. More details coming soon.
Enter to win one of our prize packages*:
#1 | Vernon, BC: 3-night stay at Sparkling Hill Resort in a mountain view room with breakfast, one 3-course dinner for two at PeakFine Restaurant, and a round of golf at Predator Ridge. (Approx. Value: $1,650.00)
#3 | Jasper, AB: 2-night stay at the Mt. Robson Inn with two dining packages. (Approx. Value: $800.00)
#4 | Jasper, AB: 1-night stay at the Jasper Park Lodge in a junior suite with breakfast for two. (Approx. Value: $580.00)
Raffle Terms & Conditions:
*No cash value; prizes awarded as presented.
**Must be over the age of 18 and a resident of Alberta to purchase a ticket. Ticket purchases are non-refundable.
Stick around! We’ll be closing out the night the only way we know how: with pumped-up beats from a local DJ.
Single Ticket: $50
Experience our most intimate gala yet. Gain entry into the event and (bonus!) receive a charitable tax receipt.
Corporate Package: $1,000
Edmonton’s business community has long-supported Fashion with Compassion. As thanks, we wanted to create something special just for you! Receive 8 tickets with 8 cocktail boxes featuring the 3 C’s (Compassion, Cocktails, and Chocolate) to send to professional clients or staff… and create a full event experience!
This unique experience curated by Moments by Morrel will include the 3 Cs: Compassion, Cocktails, and Chocolate.
Each box will contain a unique story about a guest and a donation form.
Cocktail by DOSC
Each box will contain locally-sourced ingredients for a signature gin cocktail, along with all the tools needed to make it: a shaker, strainer, rocks glasses (2), and beverage napkins. Ingredients and instructions will be included in the box and posted online; on the night of the event, there will be a pre-recorded segment with a mixologist explaining how to make the cocktail.
After purchasing the Corporate Package, we’ll connect with you via email or phone to confirm names and addresses of the individuals receiving boxes by September 25. The boxes will be delivered directly to them within 1 week of the event.
NOTE: Cocktail boxes can be delivered directly from the vendor to local recipients in Edmonton. Ticket buyers with recipients outside of Edmonton will receive the boxes to distribute themselves in advance of the event.
Yes! You’ll receive a charitable tax receipt for $400 (equal to 8 tickets) following the event.
(Optional Add-On) Exclusive “The Strength Within” Necklace: $125
Once again, Edmonton-based Orange Avocado Jewelry has custom-designed a piece of jewelry specially for Fashion with Compassion, with all proceeds to support Compassion House Foundation. This year’s design is called “The Strength Within” to honour the strong women we serve.
This year’s necklace is composed of three significant charms representing the House and its guests:
A sterling silver chain completes the necklace.
Each piece is individually handcrafted, and each stone varies in shape. Therefore, you’ll receive a necklace similar to the one shown, but not exactly the same. It will be a truly unique and one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry.
The necklaces are $125 each and available as an optional add-on when you purchase tickets to Syncrude presents Fashion with Compassion. There is limited quantity for sale. The necklaces are currently in production and will be delivered upon arrival.
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To keep you safe through COVID-19, this year’s event will be streamed online so you can enjoy it virtually on your laptop or smart TV from the comfort of your own home.
The show itself will be about an hour long, made up of both pre-recorded and live segments. Our CEO Michelle Okere will be with you the whole time as your LIVE host. Enjoy:
For the main event, five women who have stayed at Sorrentino’s Compassion House previously (our Special Models!) will share their personal stories of strength and survival.
There will also be a short pre-show beforehand and an after-party to follow!
While this is a virtual show, we still wanted to provide you with some food and drink options to help you make the most out of the event!
For food, Sorrentino’s Restaurant Group will be donating 15% of sales on orders using the code “FwC2020” on event night. Mention the code over the phone, or write it in the notes section if you’re ordering online.
For drinks, DOSC will be demonstrating how to make an Old Fashioned and a Gin Sour during our pre-show. Purchase a Corporate Package to receive all the ingredients you’ll need ahead of time (along with some perfectly-paired chocolates!), or simply follow along using your own stock!
After buying a ticket, we’ll contact you the week of the event to let you know how to access the event. So, watch your email!
Specifically, we’ll send you a link and instructions that will direct you to a special online platform, which we’ll be using to stream the event.
Simply click the link, follow the instructions, and enjoy the show from your laptop or smart TV. All you need is a strong internet connection, so anyone, anywhere can attend!
Wear whatever feels fashionable to you… whether that’s sweats and slippers or your best cocktail dress!
To keep the “fashion show” aspect of the event alive, share what you’re wearing on social media! Use one of our custom photo frames on Facebook or Instagram, tag us @yegchf on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, and use the event hashtag, #yegfwc.
Yes! Respective of your area’s COVID-19 public health regulations, guests are encouraged to enjoy the event together with family, friends, co-workers… anyone in your network, really!
We just ask that everyone purchase a ticket in advance. To access the event, only one person will need to use our provided link and instructions to stream the event for the group.
If you want, you can even host a Watch Party! Check out our Toolkit for Individuals for a variety of resources to help you get started.
Yes! There’s actually three ways you can still get involved:
Having to leave her home, support network, and community to travel for cancer treatment can be devastating to a woman and her family—but it doesn’t have to be.
Fashion with Compassion At Home raises critical funding to support Compassion House Foundation and the operation of Sorrentino’s Compassion House—a haven for women traveling to Edmonton for cancer treatment. Unique in Alberta, it’s more than just a house—safe, comfortable, and affordable, it’s a home away from home where guests can focus on what’s most important: their healing.
The cost to stay at the House is only $35/night/guest, while the actual cost to operate the House is about $135/night/guest. Proceeds from the event keep the fees for the House reasonable, making it more affordable for our guests.
Thank You to Our 2020 Sponsors
Fashion with Compassion At Home wouldn’t be possible without the support of our financial, retail, and in-kind sponsors. We applaud you for the difference you’re making in our community.
Event Naming Sponsor
Guest Story Segment Sponsor
Rural and Remote Engagement Sponsor
Social Media Wall Sponsor
Virtual Photo Booth Sponsor
Official Television Sponsor