Fashion and design support kids with "bubble boy disease".

TORONTO, Oct. 19 /CNW/ - On October 25, 2009, doors open at 10:00 a.m. at the annual Shop 'til You Drop for a Cause at Edward's Gardens in the Toronto Botanical Gardens, located at Leslie and Lawrence.

Shop 'til You Drop for a Cause offers an early start to your holiday shopping or that "gotta have it" item at great show prices! Whatever the reason there will be something for everyone - women's and children's clothing, giftware, jewelry, stationery, accessories, gourmet foods and more. Admission & Parking are free! Sponsors include: Bayview Village Shopping Centre, CSL Behring, Shiseido, Starbucks, Soundscape Productions, Sweetspot.ca. For a list of vendors visit www.cisociety.com.

Shop 'til You Drop for a Cause was created by Jeannine Rothblott to benefit children born with broken immune systems. This genetic defect, called Primary Immunodeficiency Disease, affects an approximate 13,000 Canadians. With the most severe forms, even a common cold can be fatal. Funds raised through Shop 'til You Drop are used by the Canadian Immunodeficiency Society (CI Society) to provide emergency financial assistance to families with children in hospital, public education on the 10 Warning Signs and research into a cure.

Richard Thompson, Executive Director for the CI Society, says "We are very grateful for the support of the community. We are a small national healthcare organization doing big things in the field of immunodeficiency. For example, we provide national video conferences in which physicians from different hospitals across the country discuss difficult patient cases. This brings the experience and expertise of many to help one patient."

SOURCE CI SOCIETY

For further information: For further information: media may contact Jeannine Rothblott, cell number (647) 220-4755 or jrothblott@rogers.com

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