The 55-plus community Noble’s Pond is hosting the inaugural “Girls Night Out To Fight MS” in early September to raise funds for the Delaware Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.


WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND The 55-plus community Noble’s Pond is hosting the inaugural “Girls Night Out To Fight MS” in early September to raise funds for the Delaware Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The theme is, “Yeah, I fight like a girl,” complete with a photo of a woman in boxing gloves and a Rocky Balboa stance. When Noble’s Pond officials planned out their 2012 calendar, they wanted to host a charity in the ballroom, Noble’s Pond Vice President Mary Field said.

They focused on MS because they were astounded at how the Diamond State has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the country and, furthermore, women in Delaware were diagnosed with MS at a rate much higher than the national average, Field said. “There is still so much we don’t know about what causes MS and how to treat it,” she said. “But through events like this we are moving closer to the day when MS will stand for mystery solved.”


EVENT HIGHLIGHTS “Girls Night Out” will include heavy hors d’ oeuvres from several local restaurants, music by D.J. Diva, a fashion show sponsored by Blooming Boutique in Milford and mini makeovers, Field said. And, of course, they had to add lots of shopping to the event exclusively for ladies, with several merchants and vendors scheduled to set up on the premises, she said.

(Gentlemen can volunteer to work the event, of course.) “We wanted to make it a fun night for women here in Delaware so we’re including shopping — everything from a candle vendor and jewelry to home accessories, soaps and lotions,” Field said. “It’s just a fun night out with your girlfriends.” Tickets are on sale now.


SUPPORT Charity organizers were astounded by the number of sponsors and vendors participating in this charity event, Field said.

The Dover Post, Real Estate Mortgage Network, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and Bath, Kitchen & Tile Centers were the major sponsors. Bayhealth, Blooming Boutique and Noble’s Pond were among a plethora of other sponsors, Field said. “This is going to the first annual of many MS fundraisers for years to come,” she said.