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Are you ready to get wiggy?

Are you ready to get wiggy with it?
2018 was 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.

Carol D.

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My mother and father have been married fifty-seven years and are best friends. They raised four children and have eight grandchildren. For most of their lives they owned a small business and worked hard to save for retirement. They recently turned the business over to my brother and set off for a few days in Florida. Shortly after they returned from Florida, my dad was having some pain in his leg. A couple of weeks later, he was diagnosed with terminal bone cancer. My dad was scared. My mom was scared too, but knew how important it was to be there for my dad. Although we are only a few months into this, my mom has showed amazing strength and courage for my dad and her entire family. She has incredible faith and stamina and always makes sure that my dad’s needs are being met as well as her children and grandchildren. Both of my parents are always giving back to the community and are there for others even though they have little means. My mom is determined to keep this up in the midst of our crisis. My mom is beautiful, but recently she said that she feels she has aged over the past few months and feels ashamed of her appearance. Please give her one last chance to be beautiful for my dad! That would mean the world to us all! 

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.