Champions of Hope

The Miami Valley Hospital Foundation is honored to host Champions of Hope, an inspiring and uplifting recognition ceremony saluting four inspiring individuals for their achievements in the battle against cancer. The 2022 event took place at The Steam Plant in Dayton on October 11, 2022.  

The 2022 Champions of Hope honorees are:

Person of Inspiration Mary Lynn Dorow – Mary Lynn has bravely fought ovarian cancer for more than six years. As a mother of three adult children and the executive vice president of Fred J. Miller, Inc., Mary Lynn is described as a multi-tasker who always has a positive attitude. Through her battles with ovarian cancer, she still finds time to be active in the community, mentor and coach students at Alter High School, and spend time with loved ones.

Caregiver Elesha Snyder – Elesha is the cofounder of Breast Wishes, a nonprofit organization that has granted more than 150 wishes for local breast cancer patients since 2017. Elesha was inspired to start Breast Wishes following the passing of her sister, Kelli, in 2006 after a five-year battle with breast cancer.

Survivor – Marysusan Vinskey – Marysusan is known for her positive outlook, great attitude, and compassionate demeanor. As a stage four ovarian cancer patient and mother of three children, Marysusan is still involved in mentoring other cancer patients; helping with nonprofit organizations, such as Pink Ribbon Girls and 4BytheShore; and educating the public through speeches about cancer.

Medical Professional – Tarek Sabagh, MD, MS – Dr. Sabagh is board certified in medical oncology and hematology at Premier Health. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Dayton Clinical Oncology Program, and the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer. Dr. Sabagh has been treating patients and teaching medical students as an Associate Clinical Professor at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine for more than 20 years.

The honorees were introduced through video profiles followed by an award presentation and brief remarks from each recipient. The event included heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and beverages. Proceeds go to expand and enhance programs serving oncology patients at Miami Valley Hospital. For more information, to make a nomination or for sponsorship details, please contact Dennis Percy at or call the Miami Valley Hospital Foundation office at (937) 208-2700. 

Click here to view previous award winners
View the 2022 Event >
Give Now >


Gold Level Sponsors