Local celebrities, hospital professionals and individuals whose lives have been touched by cancer will model holiday fashions from That Boutique and Sturtevant’s during SwedishAmerican Health System’s annual Puttin’ On The Glitz fashion show/luncheon Friday, Nov. 9, at Giovanni’s, 610 N. Bell School Road, Rockford.
A social hour with music by the Groove Hotel will precede the luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. The event is a fund-raiser for SwedishAmerican’s new Regional Cancer Center on North Bell School Road.
This year’s models are Katie Nilsson and Eric Wilson from WREX-TV; Mike Garrigan, Tina Stein, Whitney Martin and Mike Garrigan from WIFR-TV; Sachelle Saunders, Christie Nicks and Mimi Murphy from WTVO-TV and WQRF/Fox 39; Judy Emerson from Rosecrance; Rebecca Rose, Jennie Broecker and Kevin Haas from the Rockford Register Star; Paul Logli from United Way of Rock River Valley; and Rockford Fire Chief Derek Bergsten. Other models are Sarah Scoville, Steve Stadelman, Donna Gillette, Elaine Breck, Latisha Washington, Dr. Bill Gorski, Dr. Samuel Andrews, Erich Hagenlocher, Kristin Hagenlocher and Sue Gorski. Sean Henry from B103 Radio and Jeannie Hayes from WREX-TV and B103 Radio will emcee.
During the luncheon, the annual Betty Henry Award will be presented to an individual or organization that has made an extraordinary contribution of time, talent and effort to the Regional Cancer Center at SwedishAmerican. The award is given in honor of Betty Henry, a long-time Rockford-area community volunteer who died of cancer in 1995. In honor of Veteran’s Day, Mimi Murphy, Sachelle Saunders and Jan Hagenlocher will lead everyone in the singing of “God Bless America.”
The new SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center will offer services such as medical oncology, chemotherapy and infusion; advanced radiation therapy; and medical imaging at one location. Patients will have access to the latest clinical trials offered by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition, a full complement of holistic and support services will ensure the very best treatment experience. Construction of the new cancer center is projected for completion in the last quarter of 2013.
Tickets for Puttin’ On the Glitz are $35, with tables of 10 for $350. RSVP by Nov. 7. For more information, contact the SwedishAmerican Community Relations Office at (815) 966-2066.
Posted Oct. 31, 2012