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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.

American Heart Association Go Red for Women

Engage with the West Michigan Woman Community!
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The American Heart Association Go Red for Women supports the number 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths per year. Go Red for Women is a movement to create awareness and action because 80% of cardiac events in women may be prevented if they make the right choices about their hearts, involving diet, exercise, and abstinence from smoking. In the last decade since this campaign began, there has been a 34% drop in women's deaths from heart disease. In the last decade since the campaig began, there has been a 34% drop in women's deaths from heart disease. In Michigan, the Go Red for Women has raised approximately $800,000. Some of those offerings have included:

  • Training over 400,000 Michiganders in CPR just last year.
  • Offering local Brown Bag luncheon series in which a medical professional does a lunchtime educational series to a group of professionals or students. They talk about simple, easy strategies to adopt that can dramatically influence heart health.
  • Implementing "Get with the Guidelines" in local hospitals which improved outcomes in heart disease and stroke.
  • Working with nonprofit partners to ensure all Michigan newborns will receive "pulse ox" screenings for heart defects.
  • Granting 9.3 million dollars in life saving medical research in Michigan in fiscal year 2012-2013 through research grants.

Wigtastic Sponsors

Wigsclusive Sponsors

Wiggy Sponsors

Wigster Sponsors

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.