An exciting and charitable new event is coming to Jacksonville on October 29 at Illinois College’s Barnes House, home of President Dr. Barbara Farley.
The Little Black Dress Event is an opportunity for all the women in your life to enjoy a girls’ night out while supporting a wonderful cause, the Mia Ware Foundation. Women attending the cocktail party, which runs from 6p.m. to 9p.m., will be treated to hors d’oeuvres, wine, dessert and a goodie bag filled with great treats, including a commemorative wine glass. Celebrity bartenders Brad Ware, State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer, Fire Chief Rick Kluge and The Source’s Darren Iozia will be serving the ladies all night long.
As with the mission of the Mia Ware Foundation, there will also be a short, educational presentation given by a local technologist from Passavant Area Hospital. Each woman attending will also receive resources to aid in early detection.
Billed as the “Finale to Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” proceeds from the event will benefit the local non-profit Mia Ware Foundation. The Mia Ware Foundation’s mission since its inception has been to educate, raise awareness and support those who have or will be touched by cancer.
The event is being hosted by Girls on Fire, a group of women whose goal is to provide a fundraising vehicle for the Mia Ware Foundation while encouraging and empowering women. The committee consists of Lisa Kluge, Charlyn Ware, Caron Yates and Nikki Iozia. Last year, Girls on Fire hosted a women’s luncheon which raised a considerable amount for the Mia Ware Foundation.
Tickets are $30 and are available at the Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce or by contacting Lisa Kluge at (217) 248-1272.