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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

The Results

Congratulations to the
Children’s Choice Award Winner

Congratulations to the
Top Vote Getter

Thank You

Hope & Heroes recognized each of our participating designers
at its Annual Gala on Thursday, November 8 at Lighthouse at Chelsea Pier.

About Hope & Heroes

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.

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