Don’t Skirt the Issue – Help Fundraiser

. September 1, 2016.
Skirt-36

Raising Money for Housing

By Pat Nowak

In Northwest Ohio, heroin and opioid deaths are skyrocketing. The situation in our own community is among the worst in the United States with nearly 300 deaths expected this year due to overdoses.  This crisis is affecting people across all ages, ethnicities, and classes; it does not discriminate.

The Lucas County Sheriff’s Department,  Lucas County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board,  Toledo Lucas County Health Department, IHeart Media, 13ABC, Lamar Outdoor Advertising, Walker Funeral Home, MLiving Magazine, City Paper and The Chamber Partnership are banding together to fight this epidemic through a major initiative called Help with Heroin,(www.helpwithheroin.com).

However there is a severe shortage of resources in NW Ohio to beat this epidemic.  That is why  Help with Heroin, along with Zepf Center, is launching a major fundraiser “Don’t Skirt the Issue – Help” on Saturday, October 29th.  All proceeds will go towards developing housing specifically for mothers, allowing them to continue working on their recovery without having to be separated from their children, which is the #1 reason why women leave treatment.   These women will also have access to community resources and develop support systems.

“Don’t Skirt the Issue – Help” will be an evening of music, friends and fun!  The event will take place at Maumee Bay Brewing Company and feature a fashion show with clothing from Ragazza, Amy’s Alley, Elegant Rags, Vivian Kate and Sophia Lustig worn by Starbound Models. There will be a live skirt auction and  grazing from area restaurants, Ciao, Maumee Bay Brewing, Treo, LaScola, Beirut and Manhatten’s. Tickets are priced at $50.00.   Emcees include Melissa Voetsch – 13 ABC, Meaghan Mick -92.5 KISS FM and Fred LeFebvre – 1370 WSPD.

Women are asked to wear their favorite skirt that tells a “story” and relive the memories that wearing it brings back to them. Men are also welcome to wear their favorite skirts, however, most will have  misplaced them, so a favorite shirt will do – the event is for everyone!

This year’s hard working committee includes: Sally Goligoski, Joanna Koenigsecker, Laura Glover, Katy Walker, Lynne Saad, Candy Baker, Robin Libbe, Karen Freiberger, Lori Smith, Sandy Roberts, Cy Dunlap, Trina Meadows, Maggie Dame, Cheryl Johnson, Cassie Roman, Terri Barricklow, Cathy Carroll. You can help by becoming a sponsor, donor or purchasing tickets.

6pm | Saturday | October 29 Maumee Bay Brewing Co. | 37 Broadway St. Tickets: $50.00 | zepfcenter.org | 419-841-7701

Trending

January Home Maintenance

By Lisa Alleman Add these home maintenance tips to your 2021 Resolutions The holidays are behind us once again along with December’s flurry of activity and family focus. As we begin another year, the care of our homes is a worthwhile focus. These January Home Maintenance tips will help you start the year out right!

2021 Resolutions: Planning for the world after 2020

    A worldwide pandemic, a contentious national election and a renewed examination of racism in America, accompanied by hurricanes, fires and even murder hornets, made 2020 a once-in-a-lifetime year.  “The hardest thing for people to get used to in 2020 was the lack of predictability,” explained Matt Rizzo, CEO and president of A Renewed

RESTAURANTS OFFERING HEALTHY OPTIONS Need to take off five pounds after the holidays? 

  Happy New Year!  Did you eat your way through the holidays?  Need or want to shed a few pounds?  Still want to enjoy restaurant fare?  Diets and restaurants are not necessarily incompatible.  The USDA gives these tips for making healthy choices at restaurants.  Drink water, split  meals, pick salads full of vegetables with dressing

Who is this person taking care of me? Local health systems utilize ‘hospitalist’ approach

by Jason Webber Dr. Steven Zook is a hometown product and a University of Toledo School of Medicine graduate who works at ProMedica Toledo Hospital. He’s also a member of what has been called “the fastest growing specialty in the history of modern medicine”—hospitalists. What is a hospitalist? Coined in 1996, the term “hospitalist” is