Everything that is done in the world is done by hope. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
You might be feeling the January blues this week more than most, so here’s a little update on how Ian Martin Stewardship is working together with the community to make the world a little brighter, a little kinder, and a little more hopeful.
On Thursday October 13th, 2016 we sponsored an event called The Art of Hope, an evening dedicated to local Ottawa artisans and small businesses toward the end of cancer awareness and activism.
The event was held at Kivuto, a start up software distribution company in Ottawa. Each participant in the event had been affected by cancer in one way or another, and they collaborated together with Vixens Victorious to provide a fun and interactive evening showcasing their crafts and talents while raising much needed funds for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.
Vixens Victorious is a volunteer-run organization founded by Jennifer Mulligan and Ian Martin’s own Jennifer Mielke. Their mission is to raise awareness and financial support for programs, research, clinical trials, and to provide ongoing support for people affected by cancer and their loved ones.
The evening consisted of live musical performances, art exhibits, artisan demonstrations and a fashion show. Through their creativity and passion, the participants mobilized their art as a means of healing and giving back to the supportive community. All together, over $13,000 was raised for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, which provides coaching, care, research, and support to the Ottawa community and beyond.
Small, local movements can be an engine for global awareness – especially when we work together! Stay tuned for more upcoming news and updates from our Stewardship Council outreach series.