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Ribbon of Hope Luncheon

Tues, Oct 24, 2017

Location: Sinclair Community College/Great Hall - Get Directions
Health, Wellness & Boutique Vendors open at 10am
Registration: 11am  |  Luncheon: 11:45am

Parking is free and is available in the underground parking garage of building 12, which is approached off of 4th street. Guests should use the SOUTH stairway or elevator to the 1st floor for the event.

Kelly Corrigan

The Middle Place: To Share Your's and Your Families Journey of Cancer Survivorship
Featuring Keynote Speaker: Kelly Corrigan

Fearlessly tackling subjects as wide-ranging as caregiving, literacy, serious illness and the need for purpose, New York Times best-selling author Kelly Corrigan humorously and poignantly shares her personal stories to inspire audiences across the nation. In her book "The Middle Place" Corrigan shares her experience of fighting cancer while simultaneously caring for her father as he struggled through the final stages of the disease. Kelly's well-researched and compelling three-part personal formula for deep happiness—make yourself useful, do something hard, be with good people, has resonated with thousands. With the firm belief in the relationship between purpose and self-esteem, she motivates audiences to find their very best selves.

Ribbon of Hope Luncheon History

The Ribbon of Hope Luncheon originated in 2001 as a fundraiser for the Women's Wellness Fund. It attracts a capacity crowd of the Dayton area's business and community leaders to the Ponitz Center at Sinclair Community College to hear a nationally-known speaker on the topic of breast cancer and women's health issues.

Past speakers at the luncheon include: Dr. Jerri Nielson, physician who treated herself while on duty at the South Pole; Susan Ford, former first daughter; Astronaut Mae Jemison; Dr. Lillie Shockney; Stephanie Speilman, wife of OSU football star Chris Speilman; Dr. Vladimir Lange; Today Show host, Hoda Kotb; ABC news commentator, Cokie Roberts; Cate Edwards, President of the Elizabeth Edwards Foundation; breast cancer survivor and author, Christine Clifford; author, journalist, and breast cancer survivor, Geralyn Lucas; television hostess, actress, and breast cancer survivor, Samantha Harris; and Bill Rancic, husband of breast cancer survivor, Giuliana Rancic.

Over the years, the luncheon has grown from a mere 75 attendees to over 650 in recent years. Many corporations and organizations attend in addition to individuals who are dedicated to supporting the Women's Wellness Fund. The Fund, established in 1995, provides necessary mammography and other diagnostic services to uninsured and underserved women in our community. To date, it has helped more than 15,000 women and raised in excess of $1.6 million through the Walk for Women's Wellness and The Ribbon of Hope Luncheon.

For more information, contact Sandy Peebles at (937) 395-8607 or email .

Thanks for supporting the 2016 Ribbon of Hope Luncheon
featuring Bill Rancic

2017 Sponsors

 Presenting Sponsors


Hospice of Dayton     Superior Dental Care     United Health Care     Elder beerman

Taft Law

 Corporate/Community Partners

Dental Care Plus      CareSource   Buckeye Ambulance   Sinclair College

 Speaker Sponsor

Key Bank     mcgohan and brabender    

 Corporate/Community Leaders

  • Bob Ross Auto Group
  • Business Furniture
  • C. H. Dean, LLC
  • Clark, Schaffer, & Hackett
  • Cox Media Group
  • CVS Specialty Pharmacy
  • Economy Linen & Towel Service
  • Enrollment Benefits
  • Kettering Network Radiologists, Inc.
  • Marsh & McLennan Agency, LLC
  • Reddy Electric
  • The Ohlmann Group, Inc.
  • ThinkPatented
  • Wright State University

 Media Sponsors

Key Ads     FOX Ch 45     ABC Ch 22     Channel 999     B94.5     MIX107.7