Best-selling author Dr. Gina Barreca will be a featured speaker at Girls Night Out Tuesday, Oct. 11.
Girls Night Out, the Foundation of CVPH’s annual event held in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 11, in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium of Hawkins Hall on the State University of New York at Plattsburgh campus.
Dr. Gina Barreca, who has been hailed as “smart and funny” by People magazine, will be the featured speaker, with appearances at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Barreca is the author of the best-selling "They Used to Call Me Snow White, But I Drifted," as well as "Perfect Husbands (and Other Fairy Tales)," "Too Much of Good Thing is Wonderful," and, most recently, "Babes in Boyland: A Personal History of Coeducation in the Ivy League."
Barreca has been a tenured professor for 20 years and has written influential work for major publications including the New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Journal Constitution, and dozens of magazines. She has appeared on several radio and television programs including 20/20, 48 Hours, The Today Show, and Oprah.
Barreca's Oct. 11 presentation of "Too Much of A Good Thing Is Wonderful: Laughter and Survival," will explore humor as a tool for survival. According to Barreca, laughter is the most human of activities. Joining her will be Mosaic, a Plattsburgh-based group of women from diverse backgrounds who sing in two and sometimes three-part harmony, strut their stuff onstage and entertain with a sense of fun and camaraderie.
Robotic-assisted gynecologic surgeries is the topic of Dr. Dane Larsen’s presentation. Practicing at Advance Women’s Health Care, Dr. Larsen has been on the leading edge of robotic assisted surgery in Plattsburgh.
The 2011 Boobie Prize will be awarded at the 7:30 p.m. show and is given each year to a woman or group who has had an impact on the fight against breast cancer in this community. Stephanie Gorin of NewsChannel 5 will be the emcee for the event.
Tickets may be purchased for $15 on-line at www.cvph.org/Foundation/GNO/or and at the customer service desk at Champlain Centre, General Trading Company and the SUNY Plattsburgh Angell College Center. Ticket-holders will be offered discounts at the following locations only on Oct. 11: Anthony’s Restaurant & Bistro, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar:, Arnie’s Restaurant, Butcher Block, Chicago Uno, Geoffrey’s Pub & Restaurant, Ground Round, Irises Cafe & Wine Bar, Koto Japanese Steak House, Mangia Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta, Olive Ridley’s, Panera Bread and The Pepper.
Girls Night Out is underwritten by Adirondack Plastic Surgery Center, Lake Champlain OB/GYN, Mountain Lakes PBS and Valcour Imaging. For more information, call the Foundation of CVPH at 562-7169.