Farha Foundation

Farha Foundation

May 06, 2009 10:00 ET

Farha Foundation: Another Success for Au Coeur de la Mode

Quebec's Most Important AIDS Fashion Charity Event 4,000 Shoppers, nearly $335,000 in Sales!

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - May 6, 2009) - On Sunday, May 3, 4,000 shoppers took part in the Farha Foundation's 23rd edition of Au Coeur de la Mode, Quebec's most important AIDS fashion fundraising event, at the Palais des Congres de Montreal to shop for a cause!

Nearly 80 local and international designers, grouped under one roof, sold their most recent collections at 50% off and more. The proceeds of $335,000 in sales from this event will go to help the more than 20,000 men, women and children living with HIV and AIDS in Quebec.

The success of AU COEUR DE LA MODE was greatly due to the participation of nearly 350 volunteers, as well as the participation of dedicated sponsors such 24 Heures, 98,5FM, CTV, CKAC, CKOI, Clin d'oeil, Corus, Le Chateau, Equinoxe Graphiques, Fugues, Info690, Metromedia Plus, MusiMax, MusiquePlus, Radio-Canada, TQS and Zenergy Communications. We thank them for their support.

About the Farha Foundation

The Farha Foundation is Quebec's leading AIDS fundraising organization, committed to help men, women and children living with HIV and AIDS. The events organized by the Farha Foundation also serve to sensitize the population to the AIDS epidemic.

Since 1992, the Farha Foundation has distributed nearly $8 million to some 70 AIDS organizations throughout Quebec providing care and services (housing, medication, food, palliative care, counselling, homecare, etc.) as well as AIDS prevention and education programs. A volunteer advisory committee screens which organizations the Foundation funds, and then follows up to ensure the funds are being put to the best possible use.

To find out more, please visit www.aucoeur.ca or call 514-270-4900.

Since 1992 the Farha Foundation strives to better the life of people living with HIV / AIDS in Quebec

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