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Join us on Friday, June 9, 2023, in Vancouver, BC, for Diabetes Canada’s Inaugural Pump Couture Fashion Show. The event will feature models of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds, and identities living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Pump Couture will not only showcase fashion, but will highlight the models’ stories and experiences living with diabetes to bring visibility to an “invisible disease.” 

The event will feature a fashion show, cocktails and tapas, trade show booths, and both a silent and live auction. All while being inspired by brave models shining with confidence as they bring awareness to a disease that affects Canadians of all walks of life. 

Learn more about the models walking the runway at the Pump Couture Fashion Show. Support them and their fundraising goal of sending kids with type 1 diabetes to D-Camps. 

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When: Friday, June 9, 2023

Where: Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, Vancouver, BC

Tickets: $75 General Admission

The Purpose

Currently there are 1.6 million British Columbians living with diabetes or prediabetes and these rates continue to rise. 

Diabetes can be stigmatizing. More than one-third of people living with type 2 diabetes do not feel comfortable disclosing their condition to others. For those with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, other people’s perceptions of diabetes can lead to experiences of guilt, shame, embarrassment, or isolation. 

The Impact

In Support of Diabetes Canada’s D-Camps Programs

Proceeds from the Pump Couture Fashion Shows will help send kids from your community to D-Camps, providing them with the opportunity to enjoy a life-changing summer camp experience. Your support will help us reach our goal of raising $60,000 to send kids with type 1 diabetes to Camp Kakhamela. 

Type 1 diabetes introduces children, youth, and families to a new reality, one that can make some kids feel different from their friends. A diagnosis also brings with it a whole new set of skills to learn, including testing blood glucose (sugar) levels, priming needles for injection, and counting the daily intake of carbs. Many young people often find themselves being the only person at their school or in their community with diabetes and it can be challenging to accept a diagnosis.

Camp Kakhamela has become an integral part of the lives of children and families affected by diabetes. Camp Kakhamela takes place on the shores of Howe Sound on the beautiful Sunshine Coast outside of Gibsons, B.C. Children attending camp will enjoy a traditional summer camp experience while gaining a new level of independence in managing their diabetes. Your generosity can help send a child to camp and foster an atmosphere of inclusivity where campers feel empowered to continue using the healthy practices they learn.

To learn more about D-Camps, visit

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Pump Couture Vancouver

Location Details

June 09, 2023
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Heritage Hall
3102 Main Street
Vancouver, BC
V5T 3G7

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