WCVB-TV Channel 5 Anchorwoman Susan Wornick is well known in Massachusetts’ nonprofit community for being the most dedicated and enthusiastic benefactor, donating countless hours as an event emcee and auctioneer for hundreds of local charities. Susan proudly attributes her giving spirit to her mother, Myrna Billian. A spry 97 years old, Myrna lives independently, continues to volunteer and is a remarkable role model for women of all ages. 

On Sunday, April 29, 2012, Susan Wornick is teaming up with Bloomingdale’s in Chestnut Hill for a special “For the Love of Mom” fashion show to celebrate motherhood and the influence of mother’s in our community. This exciting event will feature a champagne brunch, fabulous prizes, and spring fashions modeled by Susan Wornick and her mother plus five local families who have all been touched by breast cancer:

 Breast cancer survivor Kristina Libby & daughters Brooke (5) and Madalyn (4), (Whitman)

 Sue Brady of Mix104.1 & daughters Grace (12) and Charlotte (8), (Wellesley)

 Breast cancer survivor Tara Griffith, daughter Ava (3) and mother Melinda White, (Walpole)

 Heidi Popkin (wife of Ellie Fund Founder Jeff Popkin), and daughter Ellie (9 months), (Needham)

 Boston photographer Kerry Brett & daughter Morgan (8), (Hingham)

Bloomingdale’s will be opening their doors at 10:00 a.m. exclusively for this event. Event tickets are $30 before April 19 and $40 thereafter (if available). For details and tickets, visit

www.elliefund.org/mom. 100% of the funds raised through ticket and raffle sales will be used to provide critical support services to local women and families fighting breast cancer. Plus,


Bloomingdale’s is donating 10% of the day’s sales to the Ellie Fund.


About The Ellie Fund

Founded in 1995, the Ellie Fund is a Needham-based non-profit organization that provides transportation to medical appointments, childcare, housekeeping, groceries and meals free of charge to more than 500 patients and family members across Massachusetts each year. For more information, visit