Back from cancer, Johnna Welch to attend Women’s Clinic & Fashion Show Monday

Women's Clinic-Johnna Welch (right)

For breast cancer survivor and golfer Johnna Welch, the annual Michele Kiser Women’s Golf Clinic & Fashion Show presented by Advertising Plus is more than an event. It’s inspiring, a way to show that you can overcome cancer and give back to those who offered so much support.

After all, a year ago, Welch participated in the event only 13 months after her diagnosis, and she’s already circled it on her calendar this year, with a 10 a.m. start time on Monday, July 31 at Highland Springs Country Club.

“The cause, for sure, is why I like this,” Welch said. “I also enjoy the fashion show, especially if they include the golf apparel. And the pros are so nice. Being out there with the ladies also is neat because they run the gambit in age. It’s just nice to be living every day.”

Women's Clinic-half poster

Named in honor of the former Ad Plus owner who passed away in 2015 after her own battle with breast cancer, the Women’s Clinic and Fashion Show could be an even bigger hit this year. For one, it’s on a Monday – when most women’s groups at local clubs do not meet.

The entry fee is affordable. It’s only $30 per person, or $250 for a table of 10. To reserve your ticket, call the PCCC at 417-887-3400.

The Women’s Clinic and Fashion Show also marks the start of a two-week stretch of the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper, which has gifted almost $14 million to Ozarks children’s charities in the past 27 years. Several directors of charities have volunteered to model the apparel.

“I love being a part of this event,” said Stephanie Appleby, marketing coordinator for NAMI, or National Alliance of Mental Illness of Southwest Missouri. “The fashion show has always felt like an official kick off to tournament week and provides us a wonderful opportunity to relax, have fun and play dress up all for a great cause!”