Mission Hospital physicians and nurses walked the runway showcasing spring
designs from the retailers at The Shops at Mission Viejo, the event’s
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 at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (949) 364-4803.