More than $4K raised at Girls Night Out for local breast healthcare

Published: Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 04:11 PM.

And she did — by the thousands.

At the next Girls Night Out at Harbor Docks, Proffitt PR, its sponsors, and 300 attendees raised about $4,000 for Planting Peace, a Destin-based nonprofit that deworms children around the globe.

With that success, planning for the next event began. All was falling into place for the event scheduled for late September, but Proffitt found herself looking for the next beneficiary.

“I knew we were coming on to October, and I really wanted to benefit breast cancer,” she said.

That’s when she was approached by Julie Liebetreu, coordinator of Serve2Cure at Sandestin, a charity tennis event which raises funds to provide breast health services for underserved women at Sacred Heart on the Emerald Coast.

“I thought, ‘Perfect,’ ” said Proffitt. “I wanted to do it on the local level.”

Last year, Serve2Cure raised $15,000 to benefit local women afflicted with breast cancer, and they are now well on their way to reach their $20,000 goal for this year.

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