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Women’s Health Champion to be honored

Special to The Log

The Seventh Annual Little Black Dress Party, along with Destin Commons, will honor one special woman for her role in impacting the lives of others in the community. Nominations for the 2016 Women’s Health Champion are currently being accepted.

The Women’s Health Champion is a woman who serves as an advocate for women’s health in the community. She can be a survivor, educator, health care provider or advocate. The lucky woman will receive two tickets to the Little Black Dress Party, a $200 Destin Commons gift certificate, hair styling by Avant Garde of Destin Commons and make-up by Belk at Destin Commons. The person who submitted the winning nomination will also win two tickets to the event.

“The purpose of the Little Black Dress Party is to promote the importance of preventive health and raise awareness of women’s health issues in our community,” said Little Black Dress Party Chair Leslie Moland. “We are excited to partner with Destin Commons to honor a woman who shares our mission of helping impact women’s health.”

The annual Little Black Dress Party is a charity fundraiser event supporting women’s health initiatives in Walton, Okaloosa and Santa Rosa counties. All proceeds support the White-Wilson Community Foundation and help increase access to services like mammograms, primary health care visits, mental health services and emergency care for rape victims.

“Destin Commons is thrilled to expand our six-year partnership with the Little Black Dress Party through our Women’s Health Champion program,” said Destin Commons Marketing Manager Heather Pike. “We are excited to give a deserving woman a night she will never forget.”

Nominations will be accepted through April 24. You can nominate a deserving woman in our community by visiting lbdparty.com and explaining why she should be selected as the 2016 Women’s Health Champion.

The Seventh Annual Little Black Dress Party, A Night at the Opera, will be on May 21 at the Sandestin Beach Resort. The event will feature dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions and live entertainment. Tickets and sponsorships are available.