The planning committee for the third annual Girls Night Out fundraising event recently donated $2,500 of its proceeds to the Altoona Regional Health System Foundation for Life. The event, held in October at the Jaffa Shrine, drew a crowd of 500 women.
Event chairwoman Julie Bratton reported raising a total of $33,716 (a net of $13,000 more than last year).
"We wanted to give something back to our community," Julie said. "That's why we selected Altoona Regional's Foundation for Life to help local hospital patients."
At the check presentation from the third annual?Girls Night Out fundraiser are (from left):?front row — Dana Chestney, Girls Night Out committee member and four-year breast cancer survivor, and Ann Benzel, chairwoman of the Altoona Regional Foundation for Life; back row — Mike Corso, director, Altoona Regional Imaging Services; Fred Thursfield, president of the Foundation for Life; Julie Bratton, Girls Night Out event chairwoman; Nancy Campbell, secretary/treasurer of the Foundation for Life, and Jerry Murray, president/CEO of Altoona Regional Health System.
Additional proceeds from the event were split between the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center Foundation and the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute.
To make a donation to Altoona Regional's Foundation for Life, call 889-6406.
Altoona Regional Health System Foundation for Life is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which exists to inspire gifts from individuals, foundations, corporations and other entities to support the preservation of health care for the well-being of community members in central Pennsylvania.
As a qualified charitable organization, donations to the Foundation for Life are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.