Mission Hospital Foundation

Valiant Women of Mission Hospital raises nearly $200,000 (net) to support Women’s Services

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


Valiant Women of Mission Hospital celebrated Beaches and Bling at the 22nd Annual Valiant Women Luncheon and Fashion Show on Friday, May 4 at the beautiful Monarch Beach Resort. Nearly $200,000 (net) was raised by the event to support Valiant Women’s bold commitment to generate more than $1.6 million over the next five years.

In addition to their continued support for Mission Women's Wellness Center, Mission Maternity Center and nursing scholarships, Valiant Women is raising funds to purchase a mobile 3D Tomosynthesis Mammography unit and da Vinci operating bed for women’s surgeries.

One of the most inspirational moments of the event was the story shared by Natalie Grumet. Natalie was shot in the face at the Route 91 Country Music Festival in Las Vegas in October 2017. Natalie and her husband, Jason talked about her extensive injuries and her journey home to Mission Hospital for treatment and healing. “One of my first memories was Jason talking to me about going home to Mission Hospital to continue my care,” shared Natalie. “My heart ached to be home; to be safe. I want to thank every physician, nurse and clinician who cared for me from the bottom of my heart. I can never thank you enough.”

A team of Mission Hospital physicians and nurses served as fashion models, showcasing spring designs from retailers at The Shops at Mission Viejo. This year several firefighters from local stations also walked the runway to support Mission Hospital. Fashion show retailers included Banana Republic, Brighton Collectibles, Chico’s, Lululemon, Fredric H. Rubel Jewelers, Soma, Tommy Bahama and White House | Black Market. Models had their hair styled compliments of Toni & Guy and makeup provided by MAC Cosmetics.

The event was made possible through the generous support of Presenting Sponsor - The Shops at Mission Viejo and Valiant Sponsors - Golden State Foods and Mark and Ginny Wetterau, Jeanne and Igor Olenicoff and an anonymous donor.

To learn more about how you can become involved in Valiant Women, please contact Jessika Abbott at jessika.abbott@stjoe.org or (949) 365-3844.

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