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6th Annual White Wilson Little Black Dress PartyFORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. – May 29, 2014 - The White-Wilson Community Foundation (WWCF) hosted the Little Black Dress Party 5th Anniversary Black and White Gala on May 17th.

More than 400 party-goers toasted the night with Michelle Anchors, the event's honorary chair, enjoyed sweet treats from Bonne Vie Specialty Foods, bid on silent and live auctions items, were mesmerized by aerialists performing from Aerial Events and danced the night away. The sold-out event raised over $40,000 for women in need of health care in Okaloosa County and the surrounding areas.

"I do not think there are many absolute truths, but I do believe absolutely that every woman in Northwest Florida deserves basic healthcare. Not all women are getting what they need, and we can do better," said Little Black Dress Party Honorary Chair, Michelle Anchors. "The White-Wilson Community Foundation is helping us, as a community, to do better."

All event proceeds benefit the White-Wilson Community Foundation's women's health initiative. Half of these funds will provide breast cancer screening and treatment to local women in need. The other half of the proceeds will be made available to local organizations through community grants.

"The White-Wilson Community Foundation recognizes that there are many other needs in the community that are going unmet," says WWCF Board member Alan Gieseman, "that's why we have implemented a grant process to support local organizations in their service to our community."

Non-profit organizations in Okaloosa, Walton and Santa Rosa Counties can apply for a grant through the WWCF website at

"It is one thing to get a screening test done, and quite another thing to have to deal with the results of the screening test," said Dr. Karl Metz, WWCF Board member. "The Little Black Dress Party was a great success, and we look forward to helping women in our community receive the follow up treatment and care that they need."

Plans are already in the works for the 2015 Little Black Dress Party. For more information on the event visit:

About the White-Wilson Community Foundation:
The White-Wilson Community Foundation was formed in 2012 to help improve health care in Okaloosa, Walton and Santa Rosa Counties through service and education. The Foundation believes it is important to educate the community on the importance of preventive health care and to support organizations and charities in the community that provide health services to individuals in need. For more information, please visit