Hope & Heroes challenged New York fashion designers this Spring to re-imagine
the next generation of hospital gowns for children.
The challenge was accepted!
Children undergoing cancer treatment must spend long periods of time in the hospital
wearing the same traditional (drab!) hospital gown. Despite their cancer diagnosis, kids are filled with
imagination and color and joy; they deserve to look and feel the same way! Delivering joy and confidence
through design is what fashion does best.
Designers were asked to “use imagination, color, cheer and their individual custom elements” to design
a children’s hospital gown, inclusive of a Velcro pull-down flap for chemotherapy port access.
"Fashion is the armor to survive everyday life."Bill Cunningham
To bring this fashion creativity to life!
Our goal is to raise $20,000 through this campaign to reproduce at least
one of these incredible designs for everyday wear by our patients
at Columbia University Medical Center.
Click on each of the design images below to enlarge.
You can vote for your favorite design by selecting the designer’s name
from the drop-down box and making a donation of any amount.
Any contribution amount is equal value in “votes”, e.g. $100 contribution = 100 votes
If you can’t choose (they are all amazing!), you can still support this campaign and the
reproduction of one these gowns by selecting “General Support” from the drop-down box.
Hope & Heroes will recognize and gratefully thank each of our participating designers
at its Annual Gala taking place on Thursday, November 8 at Lighthouse at Chelsea Pier.
Please come out for an evening to make an enormous difference for children’s cancer and blood disorders.
Support your favorite designer and get the chance to see all of the designs first-hand.
Our mission is to fund the life-saving work on childhood cancer and blood disorders at Columbia University Medical Center—
including cutting-edge research, support for families, and care that always puts children first.
More than 15,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year in the U.S. One in four will not survive.
Yet, pediatric cancer research receives only 4% of all cancer-related funding.
This leaves a huge funding gap for the support of childhood cancer research and treatments.
To make sure we have the most advanced treatment options, we must
continually fund research that will lead to more choices and more therapies.