BW NICE™ Announces 2022 Luncheon Theme, Program Lineup & Distinguished Guest

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Seventh Annual Fundraiser Benefits Third Street Alliance During Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Now in its seventh year, The Lehigh Valley Business Women Networking Involving Charity & Education (BW NICE™) will hold The Red Shoe™ Luncheon and Fashion Show fundraiser on Friday, October 14th at 10am at Northampton Country Club. Designed and developed by –ts PR & Event Planning and Greene Marketing, this year’s theme is “When Home Hurts: 911, Ending the Drama. Healing the Trauma.

Event proceeds benefit Third Street Alliance for Women & Children, which provides a safe and healthy space for women, children, and families to live, learn, and thrive. Held during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the program helps shine a light on this social issue, as well as supports survivors, who make up 65% of Third Street’s residents.

“We as a community of networking businesswomen are fully aware of the importance of this year’s event reemerging after Covid,” says BW NICE™ LV Red Shoe Planning Director, Tiffany Sondergaard.    “These past few years have been extremely detrimental for some who have endured significant abuse due to unemployment and extended work-from-home conditions.  Working with Greene Marketing to bring attention and give a voice to survivors of domestic violence is necessary today, tomorrow and beyond the month of October.”

“Lehigh Valley Health Network is proud to once again support the BW NICE™ Red Shoe Luncheon,” said Ashley Toth, LVHN Senior Public Affairs Specialist. “Don’t miss our very own Dr. Leahna Cooney at this year’s luncheon as keynote speaker.”

BW NICE™ is pleased to announce this year’s program lineup:

  • Keynote Speaker:          Dr. Leahna Cooney, Medical Director, Transitional Trauma Unit 5A,

General Surgery, Trauma Surgery at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN)

  • Impact Speakers:           Jacque Cooper, Domestic Abuse Survivor

Victoria Alercia, Domestic Abuse Survivor & Licensed Therapist

  • Emcee:                            Valerie Bittner, Model, Actress, Voice Artist & Celebrity Officiant
  • Entertainment:              Todd Patnaude, Classical Guitar Musician

DJ Brad Scott, 2022 “LV Style Best of” Winner

  • Self-Defense Demo:      Bob Hollinger, 8th Degree Black Belt Martial Artist

Additionally, BW NICE™ is thrilled to share that United States House Representative Susan Wild will attend the luncheon as the event’s distinguished guest. She will have the pleasure of speaking on the impact of supporting social causes, national domestic violence statistics and the importance of awareness in our local communities as well as globally.

The Red Shoe™ provides attendees with opportunities to network, shop among local vendors, partake in live and silent auctions, hear from inspirational speakers and enjoy a delicious lunch, high-end wine pull, a strolling fashion show and much more. A Business Woman of the Year, a local leader who inspires with her leadership, energy, concern for others and commitment to business and community will be announced.

Gently used clothing donations will also be accepted for YWCA’s Perfect Fit.

New this year, attendees will receive a sneak peek and special purchase option of the 2023 Red Shoe charm bracelet, designed exclusively for the Red Shoe Luncheon by renowned author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and jewelry designer Kendra Scott.

The Red Shoe™ Luncheon and Fashion Show will take place on Friday, October 14th 10:00am – 2:00pm at Northampton Country Club, 5049 William Penn Hwy, Easton, PA. Tickets can be purchased at the event website: Sponsorships are still available – please contact event organizer Tiffany Sondergaard to learn more: or 610·349·3671.

ABOUT BW NICE™: BW NICE (Business Women Networking In Charity and Education) provides women at all stages of business and personal life with support, education and resources.  BE NICE™ believes there is a value in the balance of business networking and charitable outreach.  We bring women together to gain meaningful business connections, learn new ways to succeed, and foster an empowering environment.  Each BW NICE™ chapter raises funds and awareness by supporting a local organization in the fight against domestic violence. Follow us @bwnicelehighvalley



Information provided to TVL by:
Tiffany Sondergaard
Public Relations Liaison Event Planning Specialist
–ts PR & Event Planning