Mission Hospital Valiant Women Raises Nearly $300,000 to Support Women’s Services

March 31, 2016

Mission Hospital physicians and nurses walked the runway showcasing spring designs from the retailers at The Shops at Mission Viejo, the event’s Presenting Sponsor.

Mission Viejo, CA – Valiant Women of Mission Hospital celebrated women and celebrated life at the 20th Annual Valiant Women Luncheon on Friday, March 11 at the beautiful St. Regis Monarch Beach. The nearly $300,000 in funds raised by the event will support Mission Hospital Women's Wellness Center, Nursing Center of Excellence and the Nursing Scholarship Endowment.

Ronnie Andrews, Former CEO of Clarient Inc., Founder of The Bethesda Group LLC, Molecular Diagnostic Consultants and highly respected member of the Mission Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, served as the keynote speaker. Andrews talked about his treasured family – especially his grandmother who died of breast cancer – and his deep commitment to the principles of personalized medicine and dedication to utilizing emerging molecular knowledge to advance our ability to manage complex diseases like cancer. His remarks were received with a standing ovation.

One of the highlights of the event is always the spirited team of Mission Hospital physicians and nurses who serve as fashion models, showcasing spring designs from retailers at The Shops at Mission Viejo. This year the retailers included Brighton Collectibles, Chico’s, Francesca’s Collections, Irene’s Story, Lulu Bella and Tommy Bahama. Models had their hair styled complements of Toni & Guy and makeup provided by MAC.

The event began with shopping at the silent auction and raffle drawings. Four incredible raffle items were available: A cosmetic surgery package, sterling silver ring with checkerboard citrine and brilliant cut diamonds, The Shops at Mission Viejo Dream Package with items from 11 retailers and a $500 gift card, and a Miraval Resort and Spa Escape in Tucson, Arizona.

The event was made possible through the generous support of Presenting Sponsor - The Shops at Mission Viejo, Runway Sponsors - Toni and Ronnie Andrews, and Valiant Sponsors - Golden State Foods and Mark and Ginny Wetterau, Grace-Camp Family, Harmon Family, Kasdan LippSmith Weber Turner LLC, Reconstruction Experts, Seabreeze Management Company Inc. and Valiant Men Supporting Valiant Women.

To learn more about how you can become involved in Valiant Women, please contact Ian Tacquard atian.tacquard@stjoe.org or (949) 364-4803.

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