Girls Night Out event is today

Girls Night Out Altoona Inc is gearing up for its largest fundraising event — the annual Little Black Dress Party — at 6 p.m. today at the Jaffa Shrine in Altoona. Doors open at 4 p.m.

It is the capstone event to a year of various smaller fundraising functions. More than 950 attendees will gather for a night of education, empowerment and fundraising.

GNOA has awarded money to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, The Breast Cancer & Women’s Health Institute of Central PA in the Tyrone Hospital and the UPMC Altoona Breast Health Center.

Representatives from each institution will talk to attendees and answer questions about their programs.

More than 160 baskets are planned for a silent auction. There will be raffle items and a series of live auction items.

Tickets for the event are $50 each. More details and photos can be found on Facebook at Girls Night Out Altoona Inc.