4th Annual Little Black Dress Party Benefiting Local Charities May 18

March 14, 2013 by SoWal Staff

The newly formed White-Wilson Community Foundation sets the stage for the 4th Annual Little Black Dress Party to be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center located at 1250 Miracle Strip Parkway S.E. in Ft. Walton Beach.

The annual Little Black Dress Party was formed in 2010 to raise money for local charities to help raise awareness and education of the importance of preventive health and early detection.

“Over the past couple of years, we have seen a 30 percent nationwide decline in preventive health screenings, like mammograms,” says Alan Gieseman, CEO of White-Wilson Medical Center. “Early detection is the most effective way to save lives and fight against diseases like breast cancer, osteoporosis, and heart disease.”

Since the first event in 2010, the Little Black Dress Party has raised over $85,000, and organizers hope to greatly add to that number this year.

“This year, we are changing the program up a little to be more engaging with the attendees," says Promotion Chair, Nicole Scott.  “We will still feature the latest and hottest fashion trends, courtesy of Silver Sands Premium Outlets. However, we will be replacing the fashion show aspect with new activities such as blackjack. This, too, will help us to accomplish our goal of raising additional funds during the event,” continues Scott.

Last year’s event garnered more than 400 attendees and we expect more this year, so get your tickets now!

For more information on the Little Black Dress Party, sponsorship and ticket information, please visit



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