Written by Jenn Ruvo on 06.10.15

Fashion for a Cause Montreal is a non-profit association of professionals who join forces each year to raise awareness and funds to support a range of diseases that impact our community. For the fourth year in a row, Fashion for a Cause Montreal will be raising money through its annual Rip the Runway fundraising event with a focus on Multiple Sclerosis (MS).


Rip the Runway will take place on Saturday, October 10th at 8:30pm (showtime) at the T.M.R. Schofield Hall. Breakfast Television’s Catherine Verdon-Diamond, Rickey D Events, and 2015 Black History Month Laureate, Ricardo Daley, will be hosting this glamorous evening filled with fashion and live performances for an incredible cause.

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MS is an unpredictable, often disabling disease affecting the central nervous system. This year’s theme, “Change for MS,” was inspired by Tristan Williams, who was diagnosed with MS at the age of 19. Learning how to adapt to life with this chronic illness proved to be extremely challenging and isolating. As a result, Tristan saw a need for support for himself and other MS patients, which led to the establishment of the Tristan Williams MS Foundation. The foundation was created to help fill the gaps of support, resources, education, and awareness for young adults diagnosed with MS.

Tristan Williams

We encourage the community to make this Thanksgiving weekend a special one and what better way than to give to a worthy cause. Tickets for Rip the Runway can be purchased in advance ($25) on Eventbrite or at the door ($30). Advanced ticket holders are eligible to win a luxury Mercedes car for a weekend, courtesy of Silver Star Montreal. If you are unable to attend, please visit their donation page by clicking here. Also note that Boutique Monroe, a clothing store carrying sizes 8 to 18, will be hosting a 5 à 7 on October 6th at 5:00pm to 9:00pm to help further generate funds. All in store items will be 10% off and 10% of sales will go towards the cause.

T.M.R. Schofield Hall, 90 Roosevelt Ave, Montreal (QC) H3R 1Z5

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Photos courtesy of Rip the Runway Montreal.

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