A girls’ night out for a great cause
By Mariah Kline
Photo by Tim Valentino
Benefiting the Norton Cancer Institute Breast Health Program, Derby Divas is happening on April 18 at Rodes For Him For Her from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The exceptional event raises funds to aid the women of our community and honors those who have gone through the battle of breast cancer.
“The honorees set Derby Divas apart from other Derby-oriented events,” said Anne Cannon of the Norton Healthcare Foundation. “Hearing the stories of each honoree and the compassionate and expert care they received at the Norton Cancer Institute is very inspiring.”
While honoring these women and supporting the cause, guests will get to shop for Derby attire while enjoying hors d’oeuvres from Wiltshire Pantry and sipping on Korbel Brut Rose Champagne as well as wine provided by Old Town Wine and Spirits.
Funds raised at Derby Divas support the Mobile Prevention Center so all local women can access mammograms. In its 13 fabulous years, the gathering has raised more than $1.5 million for breast health and seen its annual attendance climb to more than 400 people.
“This year’s event will honor and remember breast cancer patient Shantel Lanerie, who passed away last year,” explained Cannon. “Shantel’s husband, jockey Corey Lanerie, and her friends, Jamie Hernandez and Shea Leparoux, will be sharing Shantel’s story and the legacy she created.” V
To learn more about Derby Divas, visit nortonhealthcare.com/derbydivas.