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Aurora Medical Center presents annual Surviving with Style event at UW-Parkside

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Kenosha, Wis.—Those who have been touched by cancer understand that life is truly a gift. Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha, along with cancer survivors, families, and supporters, will have a special opportunity to celebrate life during the annual Surviving with Style fashion show.

Cancer survivors will model clothing donated by area Kenosha businesses. The event will be held at 6 p.m., Saturday, September 26, at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 900 Wood Road, Kenosha. Tickets are $65.

Proceeds raised at the event will benefit cancer patients at the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic at Aurora Medical Center. The Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic at Aurora Medical Center addresses cancer on many fronts including education, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and support. The clinic is blessed with highly trained and dedicated oncology professionals who are committed to helping people live full, productive lives. Services available include mammography, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and hospice service.

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Michelle Weber, philanthropy officer, Aurora Health Care and member of the Surviving with Style committee, is looking forward to seeing the Kenosha community join together in this special cause.

“We are excited to host this event in honor of cancer survivors,” said Weber. “Being diagnosed with cancer can have a huge impact on someone’s life. With this event, we will not only be celebrating those lives, we will be improving the lives of those currently fighting cancer. Showing support, through donations or by coming to the event, makes a difference in the lives of those patients and families dealing with cancer.’’

There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available, including table sponsorships, advertising opportunities, and silent auction items. Those interested in purchasing tickets or being a sponsor should contact Weber at (262) 741-2382.

Committee members planning the event include Luke Adams, Janet Buckley, Sandy Busch, Julie Ehlen, Karin Glas, Lisa Grady, Rita Hagen, Noreen Hale, Gail Harrison, Victoria Hodi, Deni Kraabel, Carol Lamberson, Ashley Miller, Nicole Ottaviani, Ted Repsholdt, Kristine Roemer, Jennifer Stephens, Jackie VanHeirseele, Eve Vaughn, Judy Weber, and Michelle Weber.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers services at sites in 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.

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Contact: Andy Johnson

Phone: 262-767-6267

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