Pink Night Out raises women’s health awareness

By: 
Ashley Roness
Star Staff Writer

When a group of women get together you can expect lots of foods, laughter and fun. The same can be expected Saturday night at Pink Night Out.

Holy Rosary Healthcare (HRH) and the Holy Rosary Healthcare Foundation have been doing this event for 10 years.

The doors open at 4 p.m. at the Miles Community College Centra on Saturday. The program and fashion show begin at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 at the door. 

The event aims to build awareness of breast health and overall women’s health and provide a fun night out. This year is also a fundraiser to expand HRH’s cancer clinic. 

It wasn’t always called Pink Night Out. In the beginning it was called Girls Night Out.

According to Jackie Muri, executive director of the Holy Rosary Healthcare Foundation, the new name was adopted six years ago to go with October being breast cancer awareness month.

“It’s always been a wonderful evening for women, its always been well attended,” Muri said while talking about the evolution of the event.

Every year showcases a new keynote speaker, this year’s being Renee Rongen. Rongen is a motivational but also humorous speaker who has toured all across the United States and Canada. 

“There’s a real hilarious component to it but there’s also a real motivating message,” Muri said about Rongen’s speech. “It’s going to leave the people who are there that night laughing but also thinking. Not only at the event but long afterwards.”

Rongen presents a funny and thought provoking speech that will keep the audience engaged the entire time, Muri said. 

Through Rongen’s charity ‘The Ultimate Pajama Party’ participants are encouraged to bring a pair of new pajamas from newborn to adult. Those pajamas will be donated to women and children in need. 

Throughout the night there will be local speakers from the hospital who will be talking about women’s health in general. 

Another fun feature is the fashion show.

The fashion show features local businesses who with their own models show off the latest fashions they have in their stores.

Some of the businesses include Maurices, Gumbo Lillies and Murdochs. 

During the fashion show the two women who won the extreme makeovers will be revealed. 

Locals Glenda Nigbor and Kate Terrett will receive a cut and color from local salons, manicures and pedicures, a new outfit and more. 

“This is a night for and about women,” Muri said. 

Throughout the night there will be $2,000 in door prizes given away. The biggest one being one lucky woman will find a diamond from MC Jewelry in her swag bag.

“The Miles City community has been extremely supportive,” Muri said. 

(Contact Ashley Roness at starnews@midrivers.com or 406-234-0450.)

 

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