Cattle Baron's Ball will benefit cancer society


SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR The 11th annual Cattle Baron’s Ball to benefit the American Cancer Society will take place April 1 at the Lake Club in Poland. Preparing and participating in the event are, in front, Ava Timko, pediatric cancer survivor; and in back, Dr. Richard Barr, left, medical honoree; Bob and Katy Shroder, honorary chairmen; and Dr. Larry DiDomenico, cancer survivor honoree.


SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR Brett Wilcox also is a pediatric cancer survivor.

Staff report


The 11th annual Cattle Baron’s Ball, a fundraiser for American Cancer Society, will take place April 1 at The Lake Club, 1140 Paulin Road. The theme will be “Denim and Diamonds,” with dinner, music, dancing, and live and silent auctions. Attendees are encouraged to wear country and western-style outfits. Shout! will provide entertainment.

For tickets, sponsorships or auction items, call 330-517-2068, email, or visit

This year’s guests are Lawrence A. DiDomenico, DPM, cancer survivor honoree; Richard G. Barr, MD, Ph.D., medical honoree; and Brett Wilcox, 9, of Boardman, and Ava Timko, 9, of Canfield, both pediatric cancer survivors. Bob and Katy Shroder are honorary chairmen; Carole Weimer and Annette Camacci are the event chairmen; and Lauren Wood of WKBN is mistress of ceremonies.

Dr. DiDomenico began his podiatry career in 1990 after earning his medical degree from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. In 1994, he and colleagues Dr. Kenneth Emch and Dr. Robert Debiec founded Ankle & Foot Care Centers, which today is a 19-office regional podiatry practice spanning Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties in Ohio, and Greenville, Pa.

Dr. Barr is a radiologist in Youngstown. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Sponsors of the event include Something New Floral & Events, Joe Mineo Creative, Ed and Chris Muransky, Mercy Health, Mercy Health Foundation, Core Health & Fitness and Lamar Advertising of Youngstown.

As the nation’s largest private, non-profit investor in cancer research, American Cancer Society aims to insure that those facing cancer will have the help they need and ACS continues to fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air and more.

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