Everyone Can Be a Winner at 20/20 A Vision of Hope Fashion Show

Cindy Mayron

The Women of Quail Creek’s 20/20 A Vision of Hope Fashion Show luncheon benefiting the American Cancer Society will be a not-to-be-missed experience on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. The event highlights fashions by Nancy Pantz, a popular local boutique, and many opportunities to win prizes.

There will be an eye-popping number of beautiful gift baskets, a high-dollar 60/20/20 cash raffle, and a Silent Auction featuring high-end items. Bidding on the Silent Auction and buying cash raffle tickets is open to the public that morning starting at 10 a.m. (and you do not need to attend the luncheon to participate to win). Watch What’s Happening for dates to purchase the 60/20/20 raffle tickets in advance.

“Your dollars go to a great cause—finding a cure for cancer,” said Lisa Johnson, show chair. Proceeds from this event benefit the Quail Creek Fights Back Relay for Life team for cancer research and assistance to local cancer patients.

For more information about the cash raffle tickets and raffle basket donations, contact [email protected]. For more information on sponsoring a table or participating on the Relay for Life team, contact [email protected].

The eight fashion show models this year are all cancer survivors. Here are their cancer journeys. (Two additional model’s cancer journeys were featured in the December Crossing).

My Cancer Journey, by Jean Duynslager

When I found the lump in my breast in November 2017, I knew I had a fight ahead of me. I began six months of chemotherapy (including a clinical-trial drug), closely followed by surgery, reconstruction, and physical therapy. My final reconstruction surgery was December 2018, and the last clinical trial drug infusion was March 2019. I feel blessed to say I am cancer free!

I’m grateful for my skilled medical staff and how humbled I was by the whole experience. I’ll never forget all the beautiful and brave people I met in the chemotherapy lab—many who were chronic cancer patients—listening, sharing stories, and laughing with those inspiring men and women.

I volunteered to model at the 2018 Fashion Show but had to cancel to concentrate on my cancer fight. I’m thrilled to participate this year and to share the experience with other women with whom I share a special bond. Priceless!

My Cancer Journey, by Cher Rowland

Cher and her husband, Bob, are a well-traveled couple having lived in San Francisco, Seattle, Sacramento, Honolulu, Reno, and most recently in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. They’ve been full-time residents of Quail Creek for two years, “This place is the best! We love Quail Creek.”

While they’ve lived in great places, life has not always been easy. Cher has been through three rounds of chemotherapy for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma over the past nine years. She’s currently in remission and stays active with golf, biking, quilting, ceramics, and with a great circle of supportive friends and family, including nine granddaughters. She celebrated her 70th birthday while on a trip to China; Hawaii is in the plans for this spring. Obviously, Cher isn’t letting anything slow her down.