Sen. Lucido welcomes Wigs 4 Kids’ Maggie Varney to Capitol for State of the State address

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Peter J. Lucido, R-Shelby Township, welcomed Maggie Varney and her husband Robert Bielet, of St. Clair Shores, to the Michigan Capitol as his guest for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s 2019 State of the State address on Tuesday night.

Varney is the founder and executive director of Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan, which was recognized by the governor during her address for the organization’s commitment to providing free wig services for children struggling with health challenges that result in hair loss.

“Maggie Varney is a Michigan treasure,” said Lucido. “She has dedicated her life to serving the needs of our most precious children. I am honored that she joined me for the State of the State address.”

Varney has been recognized as the Detroit News “2009 Michiganian of the Year,” the National Association of Professional Women’s “2015 VIP Woman of the Year,” and Crain’s Detroit Business “2018 Notable Women in Nonprofits,” as well as being an inductee of the Macomb County Hall of Fame.


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