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Inspirational Tribute Event Honors ‘Champions of Hope’ in the Fight Against Cancer

DAYTON, Ohio (August 19, 2019) – ‘Champions of Hope,’ an uplifting recognition ceremony honoring four remarkable individuals for their achievements in the battle against cancer, takes place on Sept. 19, 2019, at the Steam Plant in downtown Dayton.

Selected by a volunteer committee composed of community volunteers and area clinicians in conjunction with the Miami Valley Hospital Foundation, the honorees include distinguished artist and courageous cancer Survivor, Willis “Bing” Davis; a longtime midwife and an unwavering Caregiver, Pamela M. Madden, CNM-MS; a truly motivational Person of Inspiration, Exercise Physiologist Christine N. Broomhall, RN, MS, BSN; and a compassionate and respected Medical Professional, Nurse Practitioner Elizabeth A. “Beth” Delaney, DNP, CNS, FNP-BC, OCN, ACHPN.

On display at the event, a beautiful tribute bouquet serves as an opportunity for donors to honor their personal champions in the fight against cancer. Bouquet donations of $25 (or more) in honor or in memory of a friend, loved one or colleague, will serve as a meaningful symbol of recognition or remembrance that evening.

Reserved seating is available at $100 per person. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., the event will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts and beverages, followed by the formal program presentation at 6:30 p.m. The event takes place at the Steam Plant, 617 East Third Street in downtown Dayton.  The honorees will be introduced through video profiles followed by an award presentation.

Pure Healthcare is the major sponsor for the event. Proceeds will enhance and expand integrative therapies for oncology patients, including specialized exercises, yoga, massage, water exercises and therapeutic art. Proceeds also support a snack cart for infusion patients, and a discretionary fund for patients with unanticipated expenses associated with their treatment. 

For more information or for sponsorship opportunities, please contact Dennis Percy, director of Development at the MVH Foundation, (937) 208-2700, or visit the Foundation’s website at

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