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.

Barb A.

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To say that Barb is a strong and resilient woman is an understatement. In the sixty years that my mom has been on this earth, she has been through so many challenges and still manages to make everyone around her smile and happy. My mom became my friend, caretaker, and my rock in October 2000 when I was diagnosed with Leukemia at the age of 17. My mom never missed an appointment through my three long years of chemotherapy. My mom was an excellent caretaker and provided emotional, physical, and financial support to me during this time, all the while not missing a beat with my two siblings and father. She always was able to make me smile through my days of hair loss, weight gain, and missing out on my independent teenage life. I am now a survivor and could not have made it through without her. I honestly believe she is the reason I am alive today. In 2010, my mom was once again dealt a tragedy when my oldest brother was killed in a car accident on October 31. My family was faced with a loss that was so big, we wondered at times if we could go on and ever feel normal. My family has ben through so much and is still grieving the loss of my brother. We lean on each other and have become very close. I am getting married on August 10, 2013, and feel that this has allowed my mom and I a time to bond, laugh, and look forward to positive moments ahead. My mom is deserving of this makeover to feel good again, to be rewarded for her strength, to thank her for her love, and to be able to share in a day of smiles. 

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.