Peg Miller, director of Cancer Services, recently was named the third annual Girls' Night Out "Woman of the Year" for her devotion to serving cancer patients in Erie and Huron counties.
Miller, of rural Bellevue, received recognition during the third annual Girls' Night Out event, an evening of entertainment, fun and fundraising just for women held at the Nia Center at Kalahari. The local benefit raises funds for Cancer Services, the Fisher-Titus mammography fund and the Firelands Regional Medical Center cancer program Fund. This year's event, attended by more than 1,000 women, raised $25,000 to be distributed evenly between all three programs.
"Peggy is the most tireless person who is always ready to do whatever is necessary for the cause," said Doug Studer, co-owner of Curves in Norwalk, Sandusky and Huron and co-founder of Girls' Night Out with his wife, Gretchen. "Her whole life revolves around her passion for the cancer victim. Mention her name to anyone who knows her and you will hear about a smiling, caring, loving, unselfish person."
Miller has served as director of cancer services for seven years and as a volunteer since 1999. Prior to that, she was in retail management. As cancer services director, she manages marketing, fundraising and patient services. She also oversees 70 volunteers, one employee and a 19-member board of directors.