Champions of Hope

Four Champions of Hope Honored in Annual Event

More than 250 people attended the ninth annual Champions of Hope event on Oct. 3. Champions of Hope honors and salutes four exceptional individuals for the achievements in fighting cancer.

The honorees included a unique volunteer Caregiver, Nancy DeRoo; a courageous Survivor who battled cardiovascular disease and cancer, Ryan Davis; an extraordinary Person of Inspiration, business owner and fundraiser, Jenell Ross; and an outstanding Medical Professional, Kathy McCarthy, R.T. (R), (M), Breast Center Coordinator.

Proceeds will enhance and expand integrative therapies for MVH oncology patients, including specialized exercises, yoga, massage, Qigong/Tai Chi, water exercises and therapeutic art. Proceeds also support a snack cart for infusion patients, and a discretionary fund for patients with unanticipated expenses associated with their treatment. 

The Foundation thanks our honorees, volunteers and the many hospital departments who collaborated and contributed to the success of this event.

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Date: October 3, 2017

Location: Miami Valley Hospital, Heart and Orthopedic Centers, 11th floor

Champion Sponsor: Innovative Care Solutions

5:30 pm – Cocktails and Heavy Hors d’oeuvres

6:30 pm – Program

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Thank you 2017 Sponsors:

  • Champion Sponsor


  • Gold Sponsors


    The Robert H. Brethen Foundation
    William and Doris Mlezko Charitable Trust
  • Silver Sponsors


    Kobrick Coffee Co.
    Lighthouse Investment Partners, LLC
    Pavilion Advisory Group
  • Bronze Sponsors
    App Architechture
    Barnhizer & Associates
    BMS Oncology, Inc.
    Criterion Capital Management, LLC
    Crothall Healthcare
    ESCO Communications, Inc.
    Wagner Subaru