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, For a list of vendors visit

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."


For further information: For further information: media may contact Jeannine Rothblott, cell number (647) 220-4755 or

Organization Profile


More on this organization

Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890