American Cancer Society Invites Women Throughout Fairfield County to Attend the
“Women Leading the Way to Wellness” Luncheon This May
Norwalk, CT — The American Cancer Society will host its eight annual “Women Leading the Way to Wellness” luncheon on May 25, 2022 from 11am – 1:30pm at The Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa. Women throughout Fairfield County are encouraged to attend this enlightening and impactful afternoon event to learn and discuss the importance of being one’s own health advocate.
This year, the American Cancer Society will be honoring two women for their exceptional impact in the fight against cancer: Amy Katz, a co-founder of Pink-Aid, and Breast Cancer Warrior and Cari Shapiro, a member of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer’s team “Neva’s Westport Babes” who have raised over $1 million dollars for Breast Cancer research.
The event will also include keynote speaker Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN and author of “What the Fork are You Eating,” who will discuss how small changes in your food choices can make big everyday differences, as well as a live and silent auction, meditation moment and more.
The “Women Leading the Way to Wellness” luncheon will benefit the American Cancer Society with the goal of raising funds that will help build a movement to empower women to recognize the value of making their own health a priority. According to the American Cancer Society, the key to prevention is focusing on early detection and healthier lifestyles such as maintaining a healthy weight through diet and exercise, avoiding tobacco, and getting regular health screenings. Mission funds raised during the Women Leading the Way to Wellness event will be restricted to benefit the Hope Lodge Program, which offers a free place for patients and caregivers to stay while they receive treatment. This was one of many ACS programs that had to pause during the pandemic, and we are thrilled to have this up and running again!
Tri-chairs for the event include:
- Robin Selden of Stamford, CT is Executive Chef and Managing Partner at Stamford based Marcia Selden Catering & Event Planning and has been with the event since its inception.
- Maureen Clark-Newlove of New Canaan, CT is a strong supporter of the American Cancer Society’s mission to reduce cancer incidence and is the owner of Stamford based Noble Salon.
- Kitt Shapiro of Westport, CT is a longtime supporter of the American Cancer Society and community organizations and is the owner of boutique WEST.
Members of the planning committee include Stacey Babson-Kaplan, Molly Carmody, Lucinda Cross, Shantana Hazel, Shelley Kapitulik-Jaye, Kimberly Pugh, Mia Schipani, Jami Sherwood, Kelly Thomas, Tracie Wilson, Robyn Whittingham and Zara Williamson.
Tickets for the event are $135 and available for purchase here: https://www.acswomenandwellness.com/tickets. Monetary donations can also be made here: https://acsnect.ejoinme.org/WLWWDonate. Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Kelsey McGettigan (Kelsey.email@example.com) or visiting www.acswomenandwellness.com.
Sponsors for the 2022 event include Atlas Holding, Marcia Selden Catering, NBC, Noble Salon, Nordstrom, Nuvance, Serendipity, Terex, West 2 Westport and the Whittingham Family (as of 3/24/33), as well as additional community partners.
About American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 1.5 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle. For more information go to www.cancer.org.