Cancer Survivors to be Honored at Cattle Baron’s Ball

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The local chapter of the American Cancer Society has revealed the honorees, special guests and chairmen for the Cattle Baron’s Ball, to be held April 1 at The Lake Club.

Dr. Lawrence DiDomenico, managing partner of Ankle & Foot Care Centers, will be this honored year’s cancer survivor, while Brett Wilcox and Ava Timko will be honored as pediatric cancer survivors. Dr. Richard Barr, a physician at the Surgical Hospital at Southwoods, will be the medical honoree.

The chairwomen for the Cattle Baron’s Ball are Youngstown State University Trustee Carole Weimer and Tartan Insurance Agency client relations manager Annette Camacci. Bob and Katy Shroder will serve as honorary chairmen, while WKBN’s Lauren Wood will be the mistress of ceremonies.

“We are honored to have such a distinguished group of honorees and special guests committed to helping fight cancer,” Weimer and Camacci said in a joint statement. “We are proud to announce as well that a portion of the program will be dedicated to raising funds specifically for childhood research funded by the American Cancer Society in honor of our special guests, Brett Wilcox and Ava Timko, who give so much hope and inspiration.”

The Cattle Baron’s Ball features live and silent auctions, live bands, dancing and gourmet cuisine. This year’s theme is Denim and Diamonds. Those attending are encouraged to sport their favorite country-western outfits.

Tickets for the fundraiser are $125 per person. To buy tickets, sponsor the event or donate auction items, contact the American Cancer Society at 330 517 2068 or email Tickets are also available at

Pictured: Dr. Richard Barr, Bob and Katy Shroder, Dr. Lawrence DiDomenico, as well as pediatric cancer survivors Ava Timko and Brett Wilcox, will be recognized at the Cattle Baron’s Ball.

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