Fun night out raises money for women’s health

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – For the seventh year in a row, the Lovelace Women’s Hospital is sponsoring Girls’ Night Out. It’s designed to collect donations which will go to the Anita Salas Memorial Fund which will help underserved women diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer.

“Breast cancer affects so many women,” says Sandra Arellano, Breast Care Navigator with Lovelace Women’s Hospital. “It affects 1 in 8 women. It’s so important that women take care of themselves. I think as women we tend to take care of everybody else and tend to put ourselves last so you know a combination of your yearly mammogram and take your monthly self awareness exam and your yearly clinical exam is so important for women. Early detection is key.”

While this may be a very fun event for both women and men to participate in, it’s also proving to be a very helpful one because women can get health screenings that same night at the function.

Whether it’s getting a health screening at the event or getting one at the doctor’s office, either way women are strongly encouraged to stay current with the exams.

“Every year, funding gets tighter and tighter for non profit programs so we ask that the community come out and support this wonderful organization that helps so many women in our community,” adds Arellano.

The event will be at the Hotel Albuquerque on Thursday night from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Admission is free, but anyone attending is encouraged to buy raffle tickets, which is how the money will be raised for the Anita Salas Memorial Fund. Some of the items up for auction include:

Raffle Donor Raffle Item
ABQ Health Partners – Mariposa Plastic Surgery Gift bag with skin care & certificate for $250 toward any service
ABQ Health Partners Women’s Health 2 items – TBD
ABQ Sitters One year service fees
BeautiControl Hand Treatment Set
BeccaBee’s Boutique Handmade chain and rhinestone bracelet
Beloved Bijou Adornments Piece of Jewelry
Casa Verde Salon & Spa Spa haircut, facial, body polish, & Massage (x4)
Dillard’s at Winrock Beauty Basket – Variety of Full Size Items for Women & Men
Dillard’s at Winrock Dooney & Burke purse
Dillard’s at Winrock Vera Bradley purse
Focus for Wellness Your Partner in Health 1 Hour Massage or Reiki Session
Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town One Night Stay
Kellie Hammett – Mary Kay Cosmetics Pampering Basket and makeover session
Kids Quest in Rio Rancho 1 Journey Party for up to 15 Guests
Lovelace Women’s Hospital $50 Visa Gift Card (x2)
Melinda Cawthon Hair Cut and Color
Saggios Restaurant $25 Saggios Gift Card (x4)
SWEAT Yoga Studio 75 Minute Private Yoga Session
Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy $100 toward services
Tracy Rosenberg – Scentsy Independent Consultant Scentsy Layers Basket
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of New Mexico UHC Rolling Tote Bag
UNM Lobos 2 Tickets & Parking Pass to 10.10.14 UNM v SDSU
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