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Third Annual Girls Night Out to Fight MS Raises over $17,000!

DOVER, DE – It was a warm, beautiful evening on Saturday, September 20, 2014 as over 200 women and 60+ volunteers joined forces at Noble’s Pond to “Fight Like Girls” and raise funds for the Delaware Chapter, National MS Society. The “Casino” themed event inspired women to don their most sparkling attire as they shopped, danced and watched two fabulous fashion shows from Amoré Bridal, Bell Boutique and Azura Clothing.


Dorothy Carey, Mary Field, Colleen Ostafy
rom Left to Right: Dorothy Carey, Mary Field, Colleen Ostafy

Guests were greeted with a complimentary Malibu Bay Breeze and then went on to spin the wheel for prizes and everyone was a winner! Attendees enjoyed a large variety of  heavy hors d’oeurves and decadent desserts from Maple Dale Country Club, Wild Quail Golf and Country Club, Rose and Crown, Frankfurt Bakery and Deli, Classic Cakes, Frederica Pizza, Shop Rite, An Affair to Remember, Vitale’s, Glasgow Deli, Captain’s Catch Seafood and BBQ, and Pizza Delight by Giacomo. Boisset Family Estates donated an assortment of wines for the evening with all proceeds going to the cause. New to the event was a Martini Bar with Cosmo and Chocolate Martinis. They were a big hit with the ladies.


Colleen Ostafy, Lifestyle Director at Noble’s Pond stated:  “What a fantastic time we had on Saturday evening while raising money for the MS Society and having a blast with all our girlfriends.  This year’s vendors really gave the women an opportunity to shop – for everything from jewelry to scarves to handmade pottery.” And shop they did, as the vendors were all pleased with the results from the evening.  A second shopping opportunity was the silent auction with over 45 fantastic items to choose from. Senator Carper donated an American flag that flew over the Capital, Red Frog Events donated Fire Fly Festival tickets and Knights Jewelry provided a beautiful silver bracelet, just to name a few. In addition, many of the Noble’s Pond residents donated craft items, handmade quilts and throws, artwork and more. “We would like to thank all the sponsor of auction items, as well as, the mystery boxes. Area businesses were instrumental in making this a success. The residents are so very generous and we could not host this event without all their volunteer efforts. Everyone involved is so excited about the amount of money that we raised and we can’t wait to start planning our party for next year,” stated Ostafy.


Girls Night Out carries a lot of significance in the MS Community. Nationally, twice as many women than men are diagnosed with the disease; locally, 73% of those diagnosed with MS are women. “This is a great opportunity for women to fight against Multiple Sclerosis. Proceeds from the event will go directly to MS research as well as local programs and services for the 1550 Delawareans living with the disease,” said Linda Risk, Development Director of Multiple Sclerosis Society, Delaware Chapter.

Dee Davis, Becky Schultz, Pat Czop
rom Left to Right: Dee Davis, Becky Schultz, Pat Czop


About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with the disease. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and over 2.1 million worldwide.


About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. We help each person address the challenges of living with MS. In 2012 alone, through our national office and 50-state network of chapters, we devoted $164 million to programs and services that improved the lives of more than one million people. To move us closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $40 million to support more than 325 new and ongoing research projects around the world. We are people who want to do something about MS now.  Join the movement at In Delaware, call (302) 655-5610. Or visit



About HBA of Delaware

HBA/DE has been an integral part of the growth and economic development of the State of Delaware since 1947. HBA/DE was founded as a non-profit state affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) representing home builders and other businesses directly related to Delaware's Home Building Industry. Consisting of Builders, Remodelers and a group of diversified associate members, the Home Builders Association of Delaware strives to protect and preserve housing as a symbol of America.


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