Women of all ages had a good time for a good cause Thursday night.
Mothers, daughters, sisters, friends and granddaughters attended the second annual “Girls Night Out,” in downtown Camas.
With the theme, “Now is the New Later,” the event was billed as an evening of celebration in support of women and local cancer charities. For a donation of $15 per person, participants were treated to complimentary cupcakes and pink drinks, beauty treatments and neck massages, as well as health tips and resources, art activities and shopping and dining promotions.
The event attracted more than 300 women and raised a total of more than $4,000 for the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Oregon and Southwest Washington and the Pink Lemonade Project, founded by Drs. Allen and Cassie Gabriel, of Camas.
Jennifer Eland talked about how the Pink Lemonade Project provides emotional support, workshops and retreats for cancer survivors and their family members. The project is financially supported by community donors.
Jennifer Kelly, a participant in some of the Pink Lemonade programs, talked about being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 33. The mother of three young children described her husband Mike as a “co-survivor.”