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The Victory Center in Toledo, OH is an organization very close to my heart! The Victory Center makes going through cancer treatment bearable – which makes me want to help get the word out about this wonderful organization. No one should have to go that journey lost or alone and The Victory Center makes sure that no one does.

“For nearly 17 years The Victory Center has been reaching out to cancer patients and their families…providing love, support, compassion, hope and laughter.
Last year alone we provided almost 8000 units of free service to those in our community going through the journey of a lifetime. We are completely privately funded – no government money or health insurance reimbursements – so the generosity of businesses and individuals keeps us going.”
The Radiant in Red Fashion Show was put on by volunteers & sponsors to keep the funding strong. I was SO happy to help this WONDERFUL organization and document this AMAZING event and photograph such WONDERFUL people!
These Awesome Sponsorship’s & Awesome Businesses & Awesome People made it all happen!
“Presenting Sponsor: Mercy Health Partners
Fashionista Sponsor: Ultimate Mind & Body Spirit – Joani Donovan, LNT, CKTP
Table Sponsors: AAA of Northwest Ohio; Andy Mahler – Mahler Mediation Services/Doug Wamsher-Millstream Development Co.; Company C – Jessica Brutlag; Fifth Third Bank – Cherie Sears, HCR ManorCare; Hospice of NWO -Palliative Care/Alleva; Key Bank – Laura Dosch; LaLuna Salon – Madonna & John Fong; McGuire Group, LLC – Cathy McGuire; Merryl Lynch – Wendy Greenley; Ragazza – Jane Worth; Re/Max Preferred Associates – Judy Goron & Arlene Gerig; Little Rascals Clothing & More – Sally Pirolli; SO NOW Coaching – Jenn Wenzke & Connext Nation – Debby Peters; Stella & Dot – Mindi Marshall;  UTMC Eleanor N Dana Cancer Center; Waterford Bank; Waterford at Levis Commons – Stephanie Overmeyer
In-Kind Sponsors: Bartz Viviano Flowers & Gifts – guest table centerpieces & ballroom decor;  Beth Covert Designs – specialty raffle (custom designed purse); Beyond Business – graphic design services; Company C Dance Club – dance routine; David Fairclough – BIG ticket raffle prize –  white gold, ruby & diamond necklace; Doug Kwiatowski – DJ & music; Jim White Lexus of Toledo – BIG Ticket Raffle – golf bag & premier car detail; Kerr House – “One Glorious Spa Day”; Miriam Leeper-Kende – 2013 Radiant in Red logo design,   Mary Kay – model make-up services, Mercy Healthcare – print services department , Metzgers – raffle ticket printing, Golden Oaks Room, The Woodlands at Sunset House – Chef Chris & Mary Louise Glan – breakfast & lunch for the models; Pyure Salon – hair stylists services; Photos by Yvonne – event photography; Panera Bread – food for model boutique Meet & Greet; Roemer Insurance Insurance, Inc. – monthly committee meeting room; Stella & Dot – Mindi Marshall – Survivor raffle necklace; Zinfuls – BIG tix raffle prize – one free dinner a month for a year
Ad Sponsors: Beacon Financial, Coyle Funeral Home, It’s My Turn Fitness, Key Bank, Kurt Neilson Photography, Muir Graphics, Inc., John & Kathleen Pigott, Rayner, Foos, Kruse & Irwin, CPA’s, Signature Bank, Welles Bowen Realtors-Penny Kice
The Victor Center Board of Directors: Michelle Keller – President; Lindsay McKibben – Vice President, Andrew Mahler – Treasurer, Kenneth Bachmann – Secretary, Robert Alexander, Angie Ash, Karen Brenner, Mary Deming, Leslie Groth, Buzz Hermann, Kelly Moore Floyd, Matt Norton, Todd Pillars, Steve Schult, John Wasserman
Special Thanks – 6th Annual Luncheon & Fashion Show Committee: Kathy Schwartz – Event Chair; Michelle Keeling – Event & Volunteer Coordinator of The Victory Center; Katie Maskey – Fashion Show Choreographer, Elizabeth Blosh, Karen Brenner, Michelle Donnelly, Laura Dosch, Trina Schott, Cherie Sears, Jenn Wenzke, Crystal Jozsa, Penny Kice, Kurstn Loeffler, Cathy McQuire, Mary Louise Glen, Judy Gorun, Lisa Harst
Featured Boutiques & Stores: Belle Armour Bridal, Chico’s, Dave’s Running Shop, Kids Klothesline, Opening Night, Ragazza, Sophia Lustig, Sophie’s Sister,  Stella & Dot, The Pink Door Boutique, Toledo Harley Davidson & Signature HD, White House/Black Market
The Victory Center’s Featured Survivor Models: Lisa Bockbrader, Anna Demas, Hallie Hancock, Adele Jasion, Kris LaHote, Debbie Patton, Mary Pollock, Dorothy McDougal, Sandy Wasserman”
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