June 5, 2017

Mercy raises $250,000 for women’s cancer services during inaugural Wine Women & Shoes Fundraiser

Mercy Medical Center’s Mercy Service League recently held its inaugural Wine Women & Shoes event at the Alex D. Krassas Event Center in Canton. The fundraiser, which sold out several months in advance, offered attendees an upscale afternoon of shopping, wine tasting, silent and live auctions, and a high-energy fashion show, raising more than $250,000 to benefit Mercy Medical Center Women’s Cancer Services.

Signet, an Akron-based private investment firm, was the presenting sponsor. Dina Rooney, M.D., Tri-County Hematology & Oncology, served as chairwoman of the cause, and Mercy Service League’s Gail Moore and Erin Shea were event chairs. Don Peterson III, VP Operation/General Manager of WDJQ-Q92, served as master of ceremony.

‘Sole Men’ volunteers also played a major role at Wine, Women & Shoes. In addition to greeting and serving guests, selling raffle tickets and promoting auction lots, the men each personally raised funds. Of the 29 Sole Men, Dave Thomson raised $10,000 and was named the event’s King of Sole. The recognition for “Best in Shoe” was presented to Natalie Weinsz by sponsor Jennifer Meier of the William C. Meier Foundation.

“When a woman is faced with cancer, many lives are affected,” said Gail Moore, event chair, Mercy Service League. "Women more than anyone often endure the additional burdens of financial challenges, emotional strains and stress related to their roles within the family. Since Mercy Service League is an organization comprised of women, we are passionate about easing the journey for those women in our community who are touched by cancer by supporting the work of Mercy’s women’s cancer services at through Wine, Women & Shoes.”

Mercy Medical Center is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.


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