FAIRFIELD — The divas came out in force to raise money for NorthBay Healthcare’s Center for Women’s Health, Friday.
The fourth annual Girls’ Night Out fundraiser drew close to 200 people dressed in 1920s attire to shop, eat, drink, get pampered and help a good cause.
A host of vendors set up shop in the afternoon, allowing the women to shop at their leisure before the program really got going with refreshments, drinks and eventually a show by hypnotist Marsha Starr.
Shoes, scarves, 1920s head pieces, eye makeup and more added to the theme of “You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby.”
Employees and guests sporting feather boas and fancy dresses filled the ground floor of NorthBay’s Green Valley offices.
It was the first time the fundraiser has been held at the Green Valley location. The previous three were in Vacaville.
“This is exactly what we were hoping for,” said Jane Prather, NorthBay’s service line director for women’s health. “We’re also raising money for women’s health programs at NorthBay, including our cancer glamour room, the breast cancer program. . . . All the money that we raise here goes back into women’s health.”
That’s a cause that all of the attendees could get behind.
“This is just awesome. Everybody is having a great time,” said Rosie Marshall of Vacaville, a NorthBay board member. “I think what it is, is basically the cause of why we’re doing this. Because it benefits the NorthBay healthcare foundation, the women’s health.”
Marshall was thrilled to see everyone dressed up and getting into the theme. Even the men, who served drinks and waited on the ladies all night.
“It’s so amazing to see all these divas,” Marshall said. “To really show that they care, it’s amazing. NorthBay always done a really good job recognizing all their divas.”
The event never disappoints, either.
“It’s always been a great event and I’m really amazed with what everybody’s doing with the great divas, getting out and dressing up and showing up and buying stuff and really having a great time out,” she said. “The best thing is, who’s serving us – the guys. This is the one night that the guys are working for the divas.”
Smiles were everywhere as feather boas flowed and sequined dresses flashed in the light.
“It’s an amazing event, the cause is awesome and I’m glad I was able to be included in it,” said Kathleen Lambert as she made her way through the halls with Marshall.
Along with the show, NorthBay was also set to present the Christine Franklin award to Tina Benedict for her efforts to support women’s health.
The award was named for Franklin, who was one of the organizers of Girls’ Night Out before she died of breast cancer in 2011.
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