The Festival of Hope Foundation, a registered NGO, proudly presents the 9th edition of the designer fundraiser exhibition celebrating the spirit & courage of cancer survivors.

The founder, Shalini Vig Wadhwa wants each person battling the disease and the survivors to know that "Each day is a blessing. Live it and cherish it." The elite fundraiser exhibition was held on October 23 & 24, 2016 (11 AM – 7 PM) and showcased collections of prominent designers like JJ Valaya, Rohit Bal, Pawan Sachdeva & many others who came together for this cause and donated part of the sales to the Foundation.

Eminent award winning designer Anju Modi had her majestic ‘Bajirao Mastani’ collection showcased on the ramp with 100 Leaders of Hope on October 24, 8 pm onwards with her message to people suffering from cancer and those who have survived it "You are stronger than you know, braver than you think and more loved than you can imagine."

While designer Anju Modi said, “ Shalini has bee doing a wonderful job over the years. She and her team have been fighting for a cause. I appeal all to come forward and help her in this great mission.” Style icon and fashion entrepreneur, Pernia Qureshi was the showstopper of this glamorous evening.

The evening was be graced by the presence of Rajmata Mukut Rajya Lakshmi Devi of Jaisalmer as the chief guest. Other guest included Sanjeev Bijli, Jt Secretary Sakheel Ahmad, Sanjay Gujral, Princess Raseshwari of Jaisalmer, MD of Lake Forest Wines Neeraj Sachdeva, MD of SKN Infrastructures Sandeep Kumar, Shailja Devi of Natures Treat and much more.

The event was co-sponsored and supported by DLF Crest. DLF is a well-known name in the circles of luxury living and The Crest is yet another example of the DLF opulence. It effortlessly marries classic and modern design in timeless harmony. Needless to say, their patronage to the elite event of the Festival of Hope Foundation is not only fitting but also in line with the concept of incorporating social work within the luxury domain which is most capable of contributing substantial funds to make a difference. 

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Aakash Ohri, Executive Director, DLF Home Developers Ltd., said “DLF5 is happy to collaborate with this noble initiative of Festival of Hope, saluting the invincible spirit of cancer survivors. The event is an endeavour to inspire and celebrate the unmatched fight and optimism of these real life heroes. We are honoured to be a part of such a revolutionary initiative of Charity with Fashion and Design that encourages us to keep pushing ahead through challenges.”

Festival of Hope, an organisation has been celebrating the spirit & courage of cancer survivors. Festival of Hope has revolutionised the world of charity through the unique medium of fashion and design. “Our fundraisers are fun fashion shows where renowned designers of our country participate. Every year we invite reputed fashion designers to showcase their collection. Through our events, we honour cancer survivors and show everyone the beauty of a fighting spirit, a never say die spirit, a spirit that defeats the undefeatable, the spirit of hope, said Shalini Vig Wadhwa.

“Our mission is to not only raise funds for the treatment of cancer but also create awareness amongst the general population regarding the early detection and treatment of cancer which we achieve through our numerous cancer awareness programmes.Come forward to support the cause and donate generously,” She appealed.

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