Men’s shop unites mother, son in finding cure for rare disease

Traci Gendron and son Tanner - Storm Men's Shop - Fort Collins - Coloraod

Traci Gendron and her son Tanner opened Storm Men’s Shop to help find a cure for cystinosis.

A men’s shop with a mission has opened in Old Town Fort Collins.

Storm Men’s Shop donates 100% of its profits toward curing cystinosis, an extremely rare disease that attacks internal organs.

Shop owner Traci Gendron and her son Tanner know all too well the need for cystinosis funding. Tanner has the disease, for which there is currently no cure. With only 2,000 cystinosis patients in the world, research funding is scarce.

“I was impressed to learn that this local business is 100% charitable to raise funds and awareness to stamp out this very rare disease,” said Fr. Steven Voss, our pastor, after a recent visit to the shop.

The shop unites Traci and Tanner in a common purpose. “We wanted to create something that my son Tanner and I could do together. It is a win-win for us,” they said on Facebook. “When you shop with us you are also supporting the cure we hoping for. Thank you so much.”

Located at 132 W. Mountain Ave., Storm Men’s Shop describes itself  as “a mid to upscale clothing shop. We can help dress the young professional to the mature man. From casual everyday to going out, and to the office.”

For more information, call Storm Men’s Shop at
(970) 294-6306. Learn more about cystinosis at

Storm Men's Shop street front sign - Fort Collins - Colorado

Photo courtesy Storm Men’s Shop Facebook page.

Storm Men's Shop - interior - Fort Collins - Colorado

Photo courtesy Storm Men’s Shop Facebook page.

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About Karin Livingston

Mrs. Livingston taught at Saint Joseph Catholic School with a State of Colorado teaching license for 15 years before moving into the parish-school technology coordinator position in 2006. Mrs. Livingston was instrumental in piloting the technology aspects of the school literacy program, including introduction of the Accelerated Reader reading practice program, and the Student Teacher Assessment of Reading (STAR) program. Mrs. Livingston has been a parishioner at Saint Joseph Catholic Church since 1993. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Science from the University of California at Davis. Mrs. Livingston blogs and is the author of the young-adult equestrian novel, Winning Bet.
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One Response to Men’s shop unites mother, son in finding cure for rare disease

  1. Amber Payne says:

    I am so excited to see this store and can’t wait to shop there for my husband and family members. My adorable 11 year old niece suffers from this rare disease. Praise the Lord for your loving efforts and ambition toward finding a cure for this disease! God bless you both!

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