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Ribbon of Hope Luncheon

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Location: Sinclair Community College/Great Hall - Get Directions
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.

Lori Allen
Featuring Keynote Speaker:
Lori Allen from TLC's "Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta."

Lori Allen is one of the world's foremost experts on bridal couture and currently stars in the TLC network's reality show, Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta and Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids, which are filmed on site at her Atlanta-based bridal salon, bridals by lori.

In 2012, Lori made the courageous decision to share her personal battle with breast cancer in the TLC special Say Yes to the Cure: Lori's Fight. Lori's true-to-life depiction of her struggle to beat the disease is now used as a cancer education tool and continues to inspire women around the world.

Proceeds from this event support Kettering Medical Center Foundation's Women's Wellness Fund, which provides cancer services to medically underserved women. Last year, 335 patients were supported with mammograms, wigs, compression garments, and other cancer care services. Say YES to fighting cancer and be a part of the change in your community today!

Join us at Ribbon of Hope Luncheon on Tuesday, October 2.

For more information, please contact Amber Rose at or at 937-395-8607.

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
  • Hoda Kotb, Today Show host
  • Cokie Roberts, ABC news commentator
  • Cate Edwards, President of the Elizabeth Edwards Foundation
  • Christine Clifford, breast cancer survivor and author
  • Geralyn Lucas, author, journalist, and breast cancer survivor
  • Samantha Harris, television hostess, actress, and breast cancer survivor
  • Bill Rancic, husband of breast cancer survivor, Giuliana Rancic
  • Kelly Corrigan, New York Times best-selling author and breast cancer survivor

Over the years, the luncheon has grown from 75 attendees to over 650 at this sell out event. 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 breast imaging services and other women's cancer care to uninsured or underserved women in the Dayton-area at no cost to them. To date, it has helped more than 15,000 women and raised in excess of $2.2 million through the Walk for Women's Wellness and The Ribbon of Hope Luncheon.

For more information, contact us at (937) 395-8607.

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