Fairytales Come True at the 34th Annual Couture for a Cure
Women for MACC is thrilled to share an afternoon of fashion and fantasy with you at the 34th annual Couture for a Cure fashion show and luncheon on Tuesday, November 1st at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee. Immerse yourself in a fairytale-inspired afternoon deep within an enchanted forest full of magic and whimsy, complete with the finest offerings available through the annual silent auction, wine pull and grand raffle!
The Grand Raffle this year will not disappoint! Fabulous packages await you:
A fantastic, all-inclusive three-night getaway the El Dorado Royalespa resort in dreamy Rivera Maya, Mexico (complete with two non-stop, charter flight plane tickets!), courtesy of Funjet Vacations.
An intimate reception for up to 30 guests in the newly renovated VUE Ballroom, complete with 3 hours of open bar, a selection of tray-passed hors d’oeuvres and more, courtesy of the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee.
An exclusive private evening in the Baird Suite at the BMO Harris Bradley Center to watch the Bucks take on the Oklahoma Thunder on January 2, courtesy of Baird.
A custom studio portrait session with framed 16×20 signature portrait, courtesy of Mortensen Photography.
A Milwaukee Bucks behind the scenes look from the court floor to the television production center with Jon McGlocklin including Jon McGlocklin’s 2 center court seats (date to be agreed upon), signed Khris Middleton ball and 4 more tickets for the Nov. 12th game.
This premier event is all about supporting research efforts that provide real hope to children and the families facing a cancer or blood disorder diagnosis. Mason Deppiesse is one of the many kids impacted by your support.
See Mason’s story as told by his mom, Shelly, below…
“Beginning in January 2015 we began to notice 7 year old Mason’s balance and coordination seemed off…chalking it up to him just growing, we didn’t think much of it.
By the end of March we noticed that he was beginning to walk into door frames and was using the walls to steady himself. His handwriting had changed and was very hard to read. He began using his left hand for simple tasks over his dominant right hand. We made an appointment with our family doctor. During that appointment Mason failed several of the neurological tests. Our doctor referred us to Children’s Hospital for an MRI.
The MRI was set for April 14th. By April 10th, I couldn’t take the wait any longer, so we headed to the Children’s Emergency Dept. They immediately did a CT scan. Mason had a brain tumor in his cerebellum and a neurosurgeon was on the way to review the scan and to talk to us. Dr. Foy reviewed the scan and warned us Mason was going to have a rocky road ahead of him. They planned to remove the tumor within the week, then to expect radiation and chemo therapy.
On April 17th, after a 5 hour surgery, Dr. Foy was able to remove the whole tumor. He was confident that Mason had High Risk Medulloblastoma. We later learned from our Oncology Team it had spread to his central nervous system as his spinal fluid contained cancer cells. However, there were no tumors on his spine.
We began 6 weeks of full cranial and spinal radiation (5 days per week) in May and began 6 months of chemo therapy (4 days inpatient per month) in August. He completed treatment and officially rang the End of Treatment Bell in February 2016.
Mason has brain and spine MRIs every 3 months to check for reoccurrence and will continue that for 2 yrs, then going to every 6 months. So far, his MRIs remain clear!
He continues to struggle daily with nausea and fatigue. He goes to physical and occupational therapy weekly as his balance and coordination are still affected. He is dealing with long term side effects from his treatment, including cognitive and endocrine issues.
On the other hand, he is trying to live his life as normally as possible. He is back to school, active in Boy Scouts, loves to ride his adaptive bike, enjoys drawing, playing catch with a football, and hanging out with his friends.
Cancer has certainly changed our lives. My husband Dave continues to work full time however I lost my job and remain at home to care for Mason and get him to appointments. Mason’s 12 year old brother Jon is busy with sports and scouts and just trying to be a good big brother while having to grow up much faster than we expected over the last year.”
Come see Mason and other special kids on the runway November 1!
There are a limited number of tickets still available, but this event WILL sell out. If you have not secured your seat do not delay! We are also still accepting final donations for the auction and wine pull. Visit the online event page for ticket and donation details. Please remember that a donation of any size makes a big impact on our fight to end pediatric cancer and blood disorders and all contributions are greatly appreciated.
This fabulous experience would not be possible without the generosity of our charitable sponsors. We are extremely grateful for this year’s contributors: Boston Store, TriMarq, M&M, WaterStone Bank, CHW, Deb Campbell, Cindy Ellis, Donna Strong, Robert W. Baird, MillerCoors, Tracy Papandrea.
Thank you for supporting our efforts to give children with cancer the chance to live happily ever after!