Ashlee’s Place raises funds for breast cancer research for 24th year

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 6 May 2023 at 8:03 pm

Photo by Ginny Kropf: Angela Waldriff, left, owner of Ashlee’s Place in Medina, and salesperson Brielle Lederhouse, hold one of the chocolate-covered pretzels customers can choose to receive a discount when they make a purchase to benefit breast cancer research.

MEDINA – Holding a benefit at her shop, Ashlee’s Place, has been a tradition for more than two decades for owner Angela Waldriff.

Waldriff’s mother Amelia VandenBosch is a cancer survivor at 95 and Waldriff holds the fundraiser in her honor every year.

“This will be the 24th year for the event, which is a salute to women fighting breast cancer,” Waldriff said.

It starts Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and continues from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Waldriff sponsors the benefit every year in celebration of Breast Cancer Month, with discounts on all regular priced items.

Everyone who attends can choose a chocolate-covered pretzel with a sticker on the back and receive 20% to 25% off their purchase.

Merchandise includes women’s dresses, jackets, jewelry, capris, sweaters, sparkly jeans, summer sandals and purses.