20th Anniversary Valiant Women Luncheon
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., Foundater 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 cosemetic surgery package,
sterling silver ring with checkerboard citirine 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 and many other
To learn more about how you can become involved with Valiant Women, please
contact Ian Tacquard at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (949) 364-4803, or visit the
Valiant Women membership page.