Green Bay – It’s an event that emulates the glamour and high-end production of fashion shows in New York City with the purpose of raising money for cancer-related programs based in Northeast Wisconsin. This year, Prevea Runway for Life will benefit Families of Children with Cancer, Inc., a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of children who have had/have cancer and their families by providing advocacy, educational, emotional and financial support.
• Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 5:30 to 10 p.m.
• Jet Air, 1921 Airport Dr., Green Bay
• For ticket and event information, visit http://www.runwayforlifegb.org
Prevea Runway for Life is set inside a spacious airplane hangar at Jet Air, next to the Austin Straubel International Airport. The highlight of the event features a fashion show in which models walk the runway wearing the latest fashions from locally-owned stores and boutiques. Most of the models for Prevea Runway for Life are cancer survivors and are given a single-stem rose to carry as they model their styles on the runway.
“Families of Children with Cancer offers support to area families at a time when they need it most,” said Dr. Ashok Rai, President and CEO of Prevea Health. “Prevea is committed to helping our communities live healthier, happier lives and we feel that the mission of Families of Children with Cancer aligns perfectly with that. We are honored to have them as the beneficiary for Prevea Runway for Life in 2015.”
Get a glimpse of what Prevea Runway for Life is all about by watching this video and browsing this photo gallery. A trunk show, silent and live auctions, cocktails, and hors d’ oeuvres are also part of the evening’s festivities.
About Prevea Health
Prevea Health’s mission is to care for people with passion, pride, and respect. Founded in 1996, Prevea Health partners with HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay, HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan, and HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls, to provide access to more than 200 physicians in more than 60 specialty areas. Prevea has more than 35 locations throughout the greater Green Bay area and in Luxemburg, Kewaunee, Marinette, Oconto, Oconto Falls, Lena, Gillett, Suring, Mountain, Plymouth, Pulaski, Seymour, Sheboygan and Sturgeon Bay. Visit www.prevea.com for more information.
About Families of Children With Cancer, Inc.
The Families of Children with Cancer, Inc. (FOCWC) is a nonprofit organization that provides support to families of children with cancer in times of need. It was founded in 1974 and serves families across Northeast Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, as well as those who live outside the area, but receive cancer treatment in Green Bay, Wis. FOCWC was originally formed by parents and healthcare professionals who saw a need for a local support group. However, since its inception, it has grown to be much more than a support group. Today, FOCWC enhances the lives of children who have had or currently have cancer and their families by providing advocacy, education, emotional and financial support, and most of all … hope. Visit http://www.focwc.org/ for more information.
The 32nd Gold Ribbon Run will be held: Saturday, June 20, 2015.
The Gold Ribbon Run is entering it’s second year away from our normal date in July to and will be held on JUNE 20 this year. We have done this in an effort to make it possible for our participants to take part in both the Packer 5K as well as our Gold Ribbon Run. For those of you that are running in the Bellin Run, that will be a nice warm up for our run as you will have trained for that, now you can easily run our 2 mile run/walk or 5 mile run. To register, go to Active.com . And as soon as we have the brochure complete for 2015, we will post that on the website. We hope to see you there!!!
Angel On My Shoulder Winter Opportunities
They are holding their popular Angel Care retreat for cancer caregivers. This retreat improves the well being for those who have provided, or continue to provide, unwavering care for persons living with cancer. Their goal is to help caregivers thrive in their lives and work by offering them a chance to regroup, recharge and learn valuable techniques to reduce the fatigue associated with physical, mental and emotional stress. Angel Care will be held at the Wintergreen Resort and Conference Center in the Wisconsin Dells. Registration is open now. Go to www.angelonmyshoulder.org.
They are offering Angel Adventures for teens ages 16-18. This camp mixes fun, physical activities and sharing sessions. Campers can share their experiences and feelings with peers, plus learn life-enhancing empowerment skills. Plenty of outdoor activities such as tubing, snowshoeing and cross country skiing round out the weekend. Registration is open now and space is limited! Go to www.angelonmyshoulder.org.
These are two great opportunities offered by Angel on My Shoulder that our families could partake in.