As a community leader, volunteer, breast cancer activist and marketer extraordinaire, Reba Mason-Mikutowicz, founder of Reba’s Vision and Baskets of Hope, will be honored for her commitment to community and serving others Tuesday, Oct. 6.
“Her vision has helped numerous women on similar journeys,” said Lisa E. Platt, CEO and chief connection officer of West Valley Women in a news release. “I love she gains her inspiration and strength from her mother, Marla Sue Mason, who lived with breast cancer for 18 years before passing away in 2014. It was a pleasure serving on Arizona Broadway Theatre’s 2020 Broadway Ball Committee with Reba.”
A Texas native, Ms. Mason-Mikutowicz was crowned Miss NTHRSA Rodeo Queen and Rodeo Queen for her high school. She was later a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader for four seasons and traveled with the squad worldwide.
When Ms. Mason-Mikutowicz moved to the West Valley, she worked in the restaurant industry and became known as a “marketer extraordinaire.”
After her cancer diagnosis, it was important to Ms. Mason-Mikutowicz to leave a legacy for her community. She collaborated with Banner Lakes Imaging marketing manager Gina Sheets to create Reba’s Vision and Baskets of Hope.
The organizations help women with breast cancer by providing free 3-D mammograms to those with no insurance or if their insurance does not cover a 3-D mammogram. The organizations also provide free wigs and other items to those they serve.
Ms. Mason-Mikutowicz resides in Avondale with her husband, Stephan G. Mikutowicz. Together they enjoy spending time with their adult children and grandchildren.
The West Valley Women Networking Association will honor Ms. Mason-Mikutowicz at a virtual event 11:15 a.m. with open networking. The Woman of the Year presentation will begin about noon. The community is invited to join the festivities.
Visit WestValleyWomen.org, or call 602-573-7496 for reservations.