#JeanUp for BC Kids
Thursday, May 3rd is Jeans Day for BC Children’s Hospital. Purchase a $5 button or $20 lapel pin and rock your Canadian tuxedo at school or work. By doing so, you can make a difference in the life of a seriously sick or injured child.
3 Tips for Wearing Denim on Denim
Not everyone enjoys wearing jeans, which is something I will never truly understand. In fact, I nearly fell over when a friend recently revealed she prefers legging to jeans. Gasp! She has a few redeeming qualities though, so I will keep her around. <I digress…>
Asking people to wear head to toe denim pushes many people far out of their physical, emotional and style comfort zone. Here are three quick tips to becoming a Jeans Day champion.
- Mix up your shades of blue. A distinct contrast between washes is chicer and looks more intentional.
- Wear loose with fitted. If you’re going to wear boyfriend jeans, pair them with a more fitted top. If you wear skinny jeans, pair them with a more voluminous top. I’ve seen many styles and shapes of tops in chambray, which is a lighter and softer fabric that resembles denim. Try a button-down, peasant, bell sleeve or peplum top.
- If you can’t stand the thought of wearing head-to-toe blue jeans, try black, white or coloured denim. You can work up to blue on blue for next year.
A Bit About BC Children’s Hospital
- BC Children’s Hospital is the only hospital in the province devoted exclusively to children, serving the one million children in BC and the Yukon.
- All children who are seriously ill or injured are referred to BC Children’s Hospital and are either treated at the hospital facility in Vancouver or, with consultation from BC Children’s specialists, in their home community.
- More than 86,000 children received care last year.
- BCCH is one of the only pediatric medical centres in North America with a world-class acute care centre, research institute, mental health facility, and soon, a rehabilitation centre all on a single campus.
- They are the province’s leading pediatric training facility.
- It is the largest pediatric research institute in Western Canada.
- The Teck Acute Care Centre opened its doors to patients on October 29, 2017.
- It is 640,000 square feet and includes 231 private rooms, an expanded Emergency Department (three times size of the previous ER); specialized medical suites including medical/surgical inpatient units, medical imaging, procedural suites, a haematology/oncology department, and pediatric intensive care unit;
- The Teck Acute Care Centre features the Children’s Healing Experience Project – a 100% donor funded exhibit of original paintings and sculptures, murals, interactive installations, playrooms, and outdoor gardens designed to heal a child in body, mind and spirit.
Official Jeans Day Retailers
Head to your nearest Save-On-Foods, London Drugs, PriceSmart Foods, Urban Fare, Country Grocer or Thrifty Foods to purchase your button or pin today. On May 3rd, join me and thousands of others across BC when we #JeanUp for the kids.