Flüff Designs was honoured to help out The Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life in Vancouver this year.
What is The Relay for Life?
The Relay for Life is an inspirational, non-competitive, 12-hour overnight fundraising event that brings the community together to celebrate life and fight cancer. All ages can participate to raise money and awareness for cancer at this festival-like atmosphere.
Karen Young Chester, the Survivor Engagement Co-Chair for the event, contacted Flüff to provide the furniture for the the Cancer Survivors’ Tent dinner and reception. She wanted to make the tent as comfortable as possible for the cancer survivors at all stages of health and their caregivers.
Design Challenges & Solution
The challenge was the event was outdoors and we had to work within a 20×20 foot tent. Sarah and I worked to maximize seating and for the tent to be able to accommodate 40 or more people, a registration table, a table for a henna artist, a table for people to make a wish, and an area for food and drinks to be served.
We used patio furniture to go with the outdoor space, 2 small tables for the henna and make a wish station, and a long high table for the check in area that could also double as a table for the food for the reception. We used the yellow throw pillows to coordinate with the yellow colour of the Cancer Society.
Event Testimonial from the Organizers
We wowed the organizers with how beautiful and comfortable the tent looked – they couldn’t stop talking about it!
“We were completely wowed by Fluff Designs and Decor for the Cancer Survivors Tent at the Vancouver Relay For Life 2014.
Erica and Sarah took into consideration everything essential from the brand colours of the Canadian Cancer Society to the physical limitations of some of our attendees.
They created a stunning yet comfortable outdoor space that our party guests enjoyed and appreciated very much. Some of them couldn’t stop talking about it!
We were also impressed by their total dedication to the project, from the pre-event preparation, to the fact that they took time out of their own weekends to create the tent (including a very early Sunday morning!).
Huge thanks to Erica and Sarah for designing such an amazing environment for our cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers.
– Karen Young Chester, Survivor Engagement Co-Chair, Relay For Life Vancouver 2014
We were pleased to be part of the event and to work with such wonderful people. Participants helped raise over $20,000!
Do you have an event coming up that could use a little Flüff? Contact Flüff Designs to help with your event furniture rental in the Vancouver area.
~ Erica, marketing