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Spotlight Collection

  • The 12th annual Couture for a Cure event puts guests right next to the runway on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at Van Andel Institute. This special evening features a runway fall fashion presentation by Leigh’s and a personal appearance by the designers of Creatures of the Wind, along with an exclusive preview of their spring 2018 collection. Creatures of the Wind has received critical acclaim from international press and media—the collection has been featured in Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Paper,
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  • It’s not a bad word, but it often feels like one. Sometimes, it seems we’ jump through any hoop to avoid saying it. Even Grey’s Anatomy, a medical show (albeit fictional), used the phrase ‘”va-jay-jay’”—coined by the ever-present Oprah—to keep it out of scripts. What’s so scary about this word?
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  • “After college, I drove my mother to the dentist to get her teeth fixed,” said Dr. Suzzette Lirio-Ona. “After having six crowns restored, her life changed. She went from being a meek and shy person who covered her smile to a friendly person who couldn’t stop smiling. At that moment, I knew I wanted to be a dentist.” After graduating from Mount Holyoke College in 1989 with high honors in biochemistry, Ona pursued her dream of becoming a dentist. She
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  • Inforum was founded in 1962 as the Women’s Economic Club to serve as a speakers forum for women because women were not allowed to belong to business organizations – and they certainly were not being offered opportunities to speak! The organization addressed both those issues and also provided a structure for working women to network and support each other. Inforum has built on that early legacy to become the only educational and charitable nonprofit in Michigan – and one of
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