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Strike a pose for CHEO (Parenting Times)

on September 10, 2014

fall-2014-community-profileWhat do you get when you cross a passion for fashion with a heart for helping sick kids?

The answer is Noémie Pound, the adorable, eight-year-old girl from Ottawa who is organizing ‘Happy Hearts’ – a fashion show dedicated to raising money for CHEO.

I had a chance to interview little Noémie last July – for a feature article in Parenting Times magazine. Inspired by her mom’s work at CHEO, Noémie hatched her very own plan to raise funds to help kids at CHEO and the CHEO Research Institute.

The event will take place on Friday, Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. Visit the Eventbrite page for ticket information – and consider joining Noémie and a line-up of child models (including past and present CHEO patients) for a fun-filled night of children’s fashions and a silent auction.


2 responses to “Strike a pose for CHEO (Parenting Times)

  1. Geoff says:

    Another great story, Sonia. I am always impressed to see this kind of altruism from young children – it tempers what seems to be my growing cynicism towards our fellow man. When I was young, I remember the only fundraising I was interested in was for my own bank account. Our 11 year-old daughter has raised thousands of dollars over the past several years for a number of great charities, including the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, the World Wildlife Fund and the Ottawa Humane Society. I am genuinely proud of these kids – already great citizens at such a tender age.

    • Wow, your daughter sounds like quite the philanthropist – that’s some impressive fundraising! I agree with you, Geoff – it’s inspiring to see these little kids with such big hearts; they don’t seem to think twice about putting the effort in to help out.

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