Noble’s Pond residents, for the seventh year, raised money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The Girls’ Night Out to Fight MS brought together Noble’s Pond residents, Dover community members and friends for a Pocketbook Bingo competition, with entry fees and additional monies raised donated to fight MS. The event was held at The Pointe, the community’s clubhouse, and raised more than $16,500.

Noble’s Pond Lifestyle Director Colleen Ostafy, whose adult daughter is successfully living with MS, started the fundraising event. Participants paid $20 to play Pocketbook Bingo and the winner of each of nine games received a designer handbag. Entertainment by a DJ, food, cocktails, a silent auction and raffles were also featured. Food, prizes and merchandise were donated by sponsors.

“When my own daughter was diagnosed, I learned that about three-quarters of those with multiple sclerosis are women,” said Ostafy. “I started thinking of a fun way to raise money to fund MS research and came up with the idea of Pocketbook Bingo. Noble’s Pond residents and employees jumped on board and each year they have made the fundraiser bigger, better and more successful. In fact, we’ve raised nearly $100,000 over the years to support research, medication and wheelchairs/scooters for those whose mobility is compromised by MS. I’m thrilled another very successful evening of Pocketbook Bingo is ‘in the bag,’ so to speak.”

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