The Jungle of Life Style Show and Luncheon to benefit Hospice of Dayton will be held Friday, September 21 at the Ponitz Center at Sinclair Community College. This popular fundraiser showcases the latest in men’s and women’s fashions while raising important funds for Hospice of Dayton patient and family services and programs. Local celebrity models will share the runway with Hospice of Dayton employees. All proceeds of the event benefit patient care at Hospice of Dayton for those facing life- limiting illnesses. Vectren, Premier Health Partners and the Levin Family Foundation are title sponsors of the event, now in its ninth year. The dessert sponsor is Caresource and supporting sponsors include Freund Freeze & Arnold LLC, KeyBank, Garland Johnson Dental and Photographer Andy Snow . The program will be hosted by WDTN TV news anchor Marsha Bonhart.
Tickets are $70 per person and the deadline for registration is September 14, 2012. Tickets may be purchased online at www.hospiceofdayton.org, or by contacting Special Events Coordinator Marsha Bernard [email protected] or 937.258.5537. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For sponsorship information, please contact the Director, Community Outreach & Special Events, Amanda Burks at 937.258.5537 or email her at [email protected]
Event highlights will include a silent auction, a “wild” style show featuring fashions from Bello One, Pieces of Style, TheSecret Ingredient and Joli Boutique, and a fabulous raffle featuring unique items and experiences, including a trip to Grand Cayman. Also new this year is the online “Top Model” Contest. Hospice is asking you to cast your vote for your favorite model. That might be Brent Johnson from Square One Salon, Kim Faris from Lite 99.9, Bootsie Neal from Wright Dunbar, or a dozen more choices. Votes are $5 each and online voting in now online. The model with the most votes will be crowned “Top Model” at the luncheon and all proceeds raised will be used for patient care and services.
Hospice of Dayton is a non-profit organization serving an eight county area in southwestern Ohio providing superior care and services to over 700 patients daily. Medicare certified and accredited by the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Hospice of Dayton has earned national and state recognition for programs and innovation. Services are available to patients with a variety of life-limiting illnesses including cancer, ALS, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Heart Disease, Liver Disease, Pulmonary Diseases, Kidney Failure, Stroke and Coma. Along with the fundamental mission of celebrating the lives of patients, Hospice of Dayton is also committed to serving as a community resource for end-of-life education and an advocate for patient self-determination.