Wednesday, April 11, 2012

San Angelo Women of Distinction Spotlight - Dana Calhoun

Dana Calhoun
Dana Calhoun
Dana was born and raised in San Angelo. She graduated from Central High School and attended Angelo State University. Today, Dana is the proud owner of Grisby’s Boutique and Merle Norman.

In 2007, she started Catwalk for a Cure, which started as a small luncheon and now has grown to be known as San Angelo’s staple event for breast cancer awareness. With more than $96,800 funds raised to date, Catwalk for a Cure benefits local organizations including the American Cancer Society, The Rotary House of Hope and The Shannon Oncology Center. In 2009, Dana opened a 1,200-square-foot center where cancer patients can access educational resources, attend classes, support group meetings and get help with cosmetic needs such as wig fittings, hat samples and makeup consultations. She continues to exemplify herself as an advocate for cancer research and a trailblazer for all women alike.

Dana’s record of accomplishments ranges from being named one of San Angelo’s “Women to Watch” to receiving a distinguished honor from Texas Business Women. In addition to numerous honors, she also serves as president of the Better Business Bureau and board member for the Museum of Fine Arts. Dana’s untiring enthusiasm for her family, business and community personifies the idea of giving back.

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