Valiant Women Luncheon and Fashion Show

Presenting Sponsor

Monday, April 6, 2020

10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Monarch Beach Resort

Event Information


The annual Valiant Women Luncheon and Fashion Show celebrated it's 25th year this past May with over 450 guests in attendance. Since 1996, Valiant Women has blossomed into a fundraising powerhouse, raising over $3.7 million to support Mission Hospital. These funds have invested in advanced medical and surgical technology to enhance patient care in The Birth Center and Women's Wellness Center, and to provide critical funding for nursing scholarships and the Valiant Women Nursing Endowment.

Additionally, an exciting fashion show presented by The Shops at Mission Viejo included a spirited group of Mission Hospital's exceptional physicians and nurses as models. The event also included a silent auction, fund a need and premium raffles.

At this year's luncheon, four Valiant Women Heroes were honored for inspiring the community with their skill, bravery and generosity of treasure and time. These women were selected because their deeds call us to find the hero within each of us - encouraging us to consider how and what we can give.

(L to R: Arianna Barnes, RN, BRN, PHN - Caregiver Hero; Michelle Lether - Grateful Patient Hero; Eric Lether; Mary Miyamoto - Volunteer Hero; and Barb Massrey - Philanthropist Hero)

To learn more about how you can become involved with Valiant Women, please contact Jennifer Garner at 949-364-4875, email, or visit the Valiant Women membership page.

Luncheon Chair

Michelle Danley

Decor Committee

Sue Langley

Kara Piller

Firefighter Liaison

Sara Sullivan

Model/Nursing Liaison

Jill Brubaker

Retail Liaison

Patsy Sanquist

Silent Auction Committee

Ellen Edington

Mary Miyamoto

Nancy Thee

Sponsorship Committee

Linda Folks

Lisa Riordan

Board of Directors Chair

Carolyn Mower


Monique Berry

Grants/Nursing Scholarships

Linda Birck

Master Calendar

Kay Clements


Deb Foster


Karen Carnahan

Director, Events and Support Groups

Jennifer Garner

Manager, Events and Support Groups

Rachelle Chin




Thank you to our generous 2019 premier sponsors




Mark and Virginia Wetterau - Golden State Foods


Ellen Edington
Mission Promenade Shopping Center
Igor and Jeanne Olenicoff
P.A. Commercial Construction, Inc.
Cathy Wakabayashi
West Coast University, Inc.

Hosted Cocktail Hour

Ketel One Botanical


Cindy Mirsky

Wine Partner

Horizon Lighting, Inc.

As of May 21, 2019

For more information about the Valiant Women Luncheon, please contact:

Sponsorship, General Event Information and Press 

Jennifer Garner

Mailing Address

Mission Hospital Foundation
27700 Medical Center Road
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
P: 949-364-7783
F: 949-364-7750