Farha Foundation

Farha Foundation

May 02, 2011 12:50 ET

Farha Foundation's AU COEUR DE LA MODE Presented By Clin d'oeil Raises Close to $150,000 in Support of Those Living With HIV/AIDS in Quebec

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - May 2, 2011) - The Farha Foundation, Québec's leading HIV/AIDS fundraising organization, held its 27th edition of AU COEUR DE LA MODE, raising nearly $150,000 in support of those affected by the disease.

This past Saturday, close to 1,500 of people took part in the event at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. Shoppers benefited from exceptional discounts of up to 80% on designer clothes and accessories. Major participating brands included Aritmetik, Bod & Christensen, Dinh Bà Design, Eddynpizzle, HARRICANA by Mariouche, Kärv, Lady Dutch, Rudsak, Sixty Nine Jeans and Valérie Dumaine and many more.

"It is extremely rewarding for shoppers to know that their purchases are contributing to a good cause," says Nancy Farha, Executive Director of the Farha Foundation. "Twenty- five per cent of all proceeds of this one-day event went directly to the Farha Foundation, raising a total of almost $150,000."

Exclusive to this year's edition, fashionistas received professional styling advice from Clin d'œil fashion experts who were on-site to help shoppers find the best fit for their silhouette. This service was available for a nominal donation, which went directly to the Farha Foundation. In addition, Geneviève Borne, spokesperson for Clin d'œil, was on-site in the morning to greet VIP's and shop with them. They also had an opportunity to win a number of prizes including a pair of Nautica sunglasses and two spa passes to the Strøm Spa.

The Farha Foundation would like to extend a sincere thank you to the continued and essential support of almost 250 volunteers as well as the many devoted sponsors that made AU CŒUR DE LA MODE possible. This year's sponsors included: Clin d'œil, Audio Z, CTV, Fugues, klicher.com, LesVentes.ca, Metromédia Plus, Sofitel Luxury Hotels, Strøm Spa, Virgin Radio and Zenergy Communications. We would also like to thank those who attended and helped support the 20,000 men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in Québec.

About CLIN D'ŒIL

Clin d'œil magazine is the ultimate Québec resource for fashion and beauty. Clin d'œil provides the hottest updates on fashion and features the most inspirational articles on beauty, jewellery and shopping.

About the FARHA FOUNDATION

The Farha Foundation is Québec's leading fundraising organization committed to helping men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. The events organized by the Farha Foundation also serve to raise public awareness of the AIDS pandemic.

Since 1992, the Farha Foundation has distributed over $8 million to some 76 organizations throughout Québec that provide care and services (housing, medication, food, palliative care, homecare, etc.) as well as HIV/AIDS prevention and education programs. An advisory committee determines which organizations the Foundation supports and ensures that the funds are put to the best possible use. To learn more about the Farha Foundation, please see farha.qc.ca.

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http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/FARHA_1.jpg. Evelyn Farha, Honourary President of the Farha Foundation, with Nancy Farha, Executive Director, Geneviève Borne and Clin d'œil's stylists.

http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/FARHA_2.jpg. Shoppers enjoying AU CŒUR DE LA MODE's exclusive discounts.

Picture credit by Kliché Grafix.

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