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March 24, 2013

Girls Night Out slated for April 23

JOHNSTOWN — Grab your girls and take in a night out.

The seventh annual Taunia Oechslin Girls Night Out event will be held April 23 at the Pasquerilla Conference Center, 301 Napoleon St., downtown Johnstown.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Dinner will follow at 6:30.

Girls Night Out began as a small “pay it forward” project by Taunia Oechslin, a breast cancer fighter who was diagnosed at 36 years old and succumbed to the disease April 9, 2009, at the age of 39.

It was her goal that every woman be educated about breast cancer, understand the value of early detection and receive proper treatment.

The proceeds from the event go to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center to be used toward increasing breast cancer awareness and ensuring cutting-edge breast care for women in the community.

“We started this in 2007 when Taunia was diagnosed, and we promised her we would continue on in her honor,” said Meghan Stahl-Skinner, chairwoman of the event.

Those in attendance will be able to particate in a pink raffle and a live and silent auction.

Speakers will be on hand to discuss the the importance of self-breast exams and the current technologies being used at the center.

The goal every year is to bring in $40,000 – that’s one dollar for every woman who will lose her battle with breast cancer each year.

“Last year we raised about $59,000 and the year before it was $55,000, so the community has been extremely generous and rallied around and supported us,” Stahl-Skinner said.

To date, Girls Night Out has brought in more than $335,000 and is the largest dinner event in Johnstown, with 750 women attending annually.

The event is sold out, but sponsorship opportunities are available and items to be donated for the auction are still being accepted.

Monetary donations may be made through the Windber Heathcare Foundation at www.wind-ber care.org/foundations.asp.

For more information, call Stahl-Skinner at 341-0923.

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