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Are you ready to get wiggy?

Are you ready to get wiggy with it?
2018 will be the 6th Annual Wine & Wig. The event is a perennial favorite that combines a light-hearted, fun-filled night of camaraderie with fundraising for a serious cause. Attendees enjoy food, wine and auctions all while wearing wigs as a sign of solidarity with women coping with breast cancer or a cancer treatment that causes hair loss.

Charity Partners

Four local cancer charities and West Michigan Woman Magazine have joined forces to find a cure for breast cancer and support local women with research, diagnostic, treatment and emotional support.

Featured speaker
Timothy Penning, Ph.D., APR, Fellow PRSA is a tenured professor who teaches courses in public relations and communication management in the School of Communications at Grand Valley State University. Tim’s wife, Cindy Kikkert-Penning, was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer in February 2012, and a brain tumor in December 2013. Throughout her chemo, radiation, surgeries and countless appointments—which continue today—Tim has been by Cindy’s side. The pair were featured on WZZM last year as Cindy prepared for her 17th consecutive Fifth Third River Bank Run. Tim will share his perspective as a caregiver during a cancer journey.
Event Emcees
Rachael Gray and Ken Evans, co-hosts of The WHTS (105.3 Hot FM) Grand Rapids Morning Show will be joining us at Wine & Wig 2018.

Rosemary H.

Engage with the West Michigan Woman Community!

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I am writing this in regards to my wonderful mother-in-law, Rosemary. When I was a young girl, my mother Bonnie passed away from brain cancer. She was my everything and I could not imagine my life without her. As years went by, the most important events and milestones in my life seemed so empty without my mother. But once I met my now husband, Brian, and his family, I have never felt alone. He and his family have welcomed me with open arms, especially his mother Rosemary. I could not have asked for a more loving, caring, influential and fun person to be a mother to me and a grandmother to our children. Rosemary and I get along wonderfully; the support she provides is amazing and very much appreciated. She and her husband, Dave, go above and beyond to show their love and most importantly encourage us to make our own decisions and allow us to recognize who we are as individuals and as a family. Rosemary is an example of a strong, hardworking woman. She has been an elementary teacher for more than twenty years and has maintained a sense of pride, professionalism, and passion for her students and her school. Rosemary is absolutely the best mother-in-law in the world and each and every day I am blessed to be her daughter. At first it was difficult for me to recognize someone other than my mother as a role model. However, Rosemary has made it easy and definitely gave me hope to love unconditionally, regardless of a tragic loss. She is an extraordinary grandmother to our children, as well. Thank you for being you and giving me hope, again.

Ready to get involved?
Wine & Wig can't be successful without the support of our community. We would love to add you to our list of sponsors, volunteers and ambassadors. Find out how.