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Rockynol chef dresses for success

11/8/2012 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of Rockynol
WEST AKRON — Rockynol staff held a fundraiser Oct. 30 to raise awareness about breast cancer. The event included a challenge in which votes were cast for one of three staff members who would be asked to dress in a pink tutu. The participants included Rockynol Executive Director Rich Miller, longtime maintenance worker Chuck Nolan, and the winner, Chef Brian Lippiatt.

Shown above is Lippiatt with longtime resident Vicki Hesse.

“I was happy to wear the tutu for the day,” said Lippiatt. “It wasn’t until I put that pink thing on and walked around that I understood just what it all meant. It was an honor to be approached by so many women and listen as they shared their stories. Now I understand why they call these women ‘warriors.’ I just wish I could wipe cancer out completely.”

All proceeds raised during the event will be donated to breast cancer research, according to Rockynol officials.

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