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The Artichoke Garlic Foundation Red Tie Hour

Presented by The Toni A. Wisne Foundation

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Beaumont Health Foundation: The Red Tie Hour event
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2022 The Artichoke Garlic Foundation Red Tie Hour

Presented by The Toni A. Wisne Foundation

Date: Friday, November 18, 2022 | Time: 5 p.m.-6 p.m.

Benefitting Beaumont’s Center for Exceptional Families.

Event Recap

The 5th annual 104.3 WOMC Turn Up the Miracles Radiothon was held on Nov. 18 from 6 a.m.-6 p.m and was hosted by WOMC personalities JoAnne Purtan, Jim Johnson and Beau Daniels.

The last hour of the radiothon, 5 p.m.-6 p.m., featured the Artichoke Garlic Foundation Red Tie Hour presented by the Toni A. Wisne Foundation. During this hour, all funds raised specifically support Beaumont’s Center for Exceptional Families in Dearborn. CEF is a medical and rehabilitative facility that treats developmental disabilities, disorders, and diagnoses, including autism, for children and their families.

For the first time, a Chairman’s Dinner was held during the Artichoke Garlic Foundation Red Tie Hour to bring together supporters of CEF and raise additional funds. The event was hosted by the Red Tie Hour chairman, Patrick Rugiero and his family at their Roman Village restaurant in Dearborn. More than 60 guests enjoyed Italian cuisine and participated in a paddle raise. Karen Wilson Smithbauer and Patrick Smithbauer and Donald and Mary Kosch were top donors during the event.

“I have been involved with the Center for Exceptional Families for more than 15 years as chairman of fundraising events,” said Patrick Rugiero. “It was wonderful to be able to gather again with community members that also have a passion for supporting this important resource for our children and their families.”

Donations of more than $204,000 were received from radiothon listeners, sponsors and guests at the Chairman’s Dinner for programs and services of CEF.

For more information, contact Mariana Keros ( or call 947-522-0098.

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