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American Cancer Society to hold Cattle Baron's Ball

March 13, 2019
The Town Crier

On Saturday, April 6 the Lake Club in Poland will host what has become the premier event of the year in the Youngtown area, the 13th annual American Cancer Society's Cattle Baron's Ball. This year's honorees, chairs and special guests include:

Medical Honoree: Dr. Carl R. Peterson III, MD

Cancer Survivor Honoree: Christine Sawicki

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Special honored guests for the 2019 Cattle Barons Ball are pediatric cancer survivor Ava Timko, medical honoree Dr. Carl Peterson, and cancer survivors Christine Sawicki, and Brett Wilcox.

Honorary Chairs: Flor "Shorty" and Elba Navarro

Special Guests, Pediatric Cancer Survivors: Brett Wilcox, Ava Timko

Event Chairs: Carole Weimer, Annette Camacci

"We are very excited to be chairing the 13th annual American Cancer Society Cattle Baron's Ball in our community, with Mercy Health as the event presenting sponsor," said event co-chairs Weimer and Camacci. "We are honored to have such a distinguished group of honorees and special guests committed to helping fight cancer. Dr. Carl Peterson serves the needs of individuals as the Medical Director of Mercy Health Radiation Oncology. Christine Sawicki, the survivor honoree, is an administrator with the Youngstown City Schools Shorty and Elba Navarro have been supporters of the American Cancer Society's Cattle Baron's Ball for many years, and their philanthropy in our community is remarkable. And Ava and Brett, both aged 11, have been past honorees at the event, and they provide us with hope for the future."

The Cattle Baron's Ball will offer attendees a lively, western-themed denim and diamonds party featuring gourmet cuisine, dancing, musical entertainment, live and silent auctions and much more. Attendees are encouraged to come adorned in their favorite country-western denim and diamond get-ups. Entertainment will be provided by Leanne Binder during the 6-7 p.m. cocktail hour, and then K Street Band will entertain the rest of the evening. Dana Balash from WFMJ will serve as Master of Ceremonies, and Paul Basinger will be the auctioneer for the evening's exciting live auction items.

This event is made possible through the generous support of the presenting sponsor Mercy Health. Additional sponsors include Simon Roofing, Something New Floral & Events, Joe Mineo Creative, Hollywood Gaming, The Muransky Companies, Richard and Susan Sokolov and Komara Jewelers.

To purchase tickets, provide a sponsorship or auction items, contact the American Cancer Society at 330-318-4107, or or visit



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