TO THE EDITOR: In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Foundation of CVPH held its annual Girls Night Out event on Oct. 15.
For two shows, the Strand Theatre was packed, and more than 1,400 people enjoyed some wonderful entertainment.
The Boobie Sisters were inspiring and featured a special guest, CVPH CEO Stephens Mundy. The group received the 2013 Boobie Prize for their efforts in increasing awareness about breast cancer.
Genetic counselor Charlene Schulz, C.R. Wood Cancer Center, Glens Falls, discussed breast health and genetics. Then, the audience laughed with comedian Debi Gutierrez.
Thank you to our underwriters: Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery Services of CVPH Medical Center, the Law Office of Mark Schneider, Mountain Lake PBS and Kool 105 FM.
Audience members were offered discounts at local restaurants; thanks to Aleka’s, Anthony’s Restaurant & Bistro, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, Arnie’s Restaurant, Butcher Block, Geoffrey’s Pub, Ground Round Grill & Bar, Irises Café and Wine Bar, Koto Japanese Steakhouse, Olive Ridley’s, Panera Bread, Champlain Wine Company, The Pepper, and Uno Chicago Grill.
Thanks also to the General Trading Company, the Party Factory, and Champlain Wine Company, our ticket outlets.
Special thanks to Joshua Kretser, Leigh Mundy and Kathy Reccia for ensuring that our shows ran flawlessly and to Stephanie Gorin of NewsChannel 5 for being our MC.
Entertainment Unlimited managed the lighting and sound for that evening, and they were fantastic. Diane Laurin created this year’s pin.
Thank you to volunteers Erinola Araaoye, Michelle Buancore, Gail Calongne, Victoria Chard, Esther Chery, Jennifer Naupari, Anne Sanford and Veronika Waibel and the Girls Night Out Committee: Chris Blake, Elli Collins, Kerry Haley, Diane Laurin and Michelle Senecal.
Thank you for your support.
CVPH manager of Community Outreach/Volunteer Services
TO THE EDITOR: Throughout the 2013 growing season, gardeners and farmers have generously donated their harvest to local food shelves and free meal programs.