Cattle Baron’s Ball to aid cancer society


SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR: The American Cancer Society’s Cattle Baron’s Ball will take place March 28. Those involved with the fundraiser are, in the bottom row, from left to right, Brett Wilcox, 7, a cancer survivor; Ellen Tressel; Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel; and Rita Lopez, an oncology nurse. In the top row are Drs. Lori Hemrock, Amy Awaida and Eugene Tareshawty of the Hope Center for Cancer Care. Absent are Dr. Chris Knight and Ava Timko.

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The American Cancer Society announces that the ninth annual Cattle Baron’s Ball will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. March 28 at Antone’s Banquet Centre, 8578 Market St.

The western-themed event will include gourmet dining, live and silent auctions and music by Joey K. Joe Mineo of Something New Florist and Events will be the evening’s master of ceremonies. A VIP celebration for honorees and sponsors will take place from 6 to 7 p.m.

For tickets or information, contact Jamie Heinl at the ACS, 330-414-7412 or

Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel and his wife, Ellen, will be the honorary event chairmen. Also honored will be Rita Lopez, oncology nurse and practice administrator of the Blood and Cancer Center.

Others to be recognized are the physicians at Hope Center Cancer Care for their dedication to patients dealing with cancer. They are Drs. Chris Knight, Amy Awaida, Lori Hemrock and Eugene Tareshawty.

Special returning guests are Brett Wilcox and Ava Timko, both 7, who are cancer survivors.

Diamond sponsors are Michael and Lin Qing Bruno, and Denim sponsors are Something New, Mercy Health Partners and Rick’s Ranchwear.

Event chairwomen are Carole Weimer and Annette Camacci.

The Cattle Baron’s Ball supports the cancer society’s mission to end cancer and save lives by helping people stay well by reducing cancer risk or finding it early; helping people get well by providing information and support during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in cancer research and by fighting back by encouraging lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.

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