A party for a cause is the best kind of party and last week, we enjoyed a night of fashion, food and music at The Fifth Annual Frocktail Party in benefit of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
The Frocktail auction stole the show consisting of clothes, accessories and luxurious experiences donated by the city’s most stylish including, Rachel Sin, Greta Constantine, LINE, Drake 150 and more. Pre-loved pieces were also donated by heavy-hitters like, Rachel McAdams, Nelly Furtado and Cheryl Hickey.
Frocktail came to fruition in 2009 thanks to the vision and determination of Jessica Oliver, Ali Reid and Jen Foster. They were inspired to raise awareness and funds for juvenile diabetes for Jessica’s sister, Vanessa, who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at only age six.
“I have seen her struggle with thousands of finger pokes and insulin injections, blood sugar highs and lows and the fears of potential complications that could arise” says Jessica, “She is brave and dedicated herself to helping find a cure. This is my way of supporting her in reaching that goal.”
They had no idea what a success and impact Frocktail would have on their cause and were inspired to only get bigger and better. “The first year we had no idea to expect. We hoped to get 100 people out and raise a few thousand dollars. That first year, more than 600 people attended and we raised $23,000. The high we got from creating something from nothing and exceeding our wildest expectations was amazing.”
This year’s Frocktail raised the most money to date, bringing in $70,000, taking their five year total to over $200,000.
For more info: thefrocktailparty.com
Posted by Samira Zia Rehman