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About Blue Water Little Black Dress

The Blue Water Little Black Dress event was established in 2007, with the purpose of raising funds for local Breast Cancer Programs.

In 2016, the Betty Kearns Cancer Fund was established to help both men and women fighting any type of cancer.

Currently, the Betty Kearns Cancer Fund has funds available at McLaren Port Huron and the Community Foundation of St. Clair County to assist local individuals in need.

We appreciate the community support we receive! With an increased number of patients in our area, and a state-of-the-art cancer facility and treatment center, we are hoping to be able to help even more families. Your contribution to the Little Black Dress event will only improve our efforts in easing financial burdens during treatment, allowing patients to focus on healing.

Thank you for all of your years of support!

~ The Blue Water Little Black Dress Board & Committee


The Betty Kearns Cancer Fund has made remarkable strides to help those in our community because of people like you! The following was accomplished because of the generosity and support of this community:

  • Donated funds to purchase new equipment at McLaren Port Huron for the treatment/diagnosis of prostate cancer
  • Establishing the Betty Kearns Cancer Fund at the St. Clair County Community Foundation which will directly help St. Clair and Sanilac County residents who may need treatment outside of our area, including pediatric patients

The Blue Water Little Black Dress event is a long-time community tradition – this year held at the Blue Water Convention Center on Friday, March 3, 2023 at 6:00 pm. We look forward to seeing everyone in person again!

2020 LBD committee $25,000 check presentation to McLaren Port Huron.
Pictured from L to R: Andrea Napolitan, ML Kraft, Debbie Reynolds, Carolyn Bonacci, Jennifer Montgomery (McLaren Port Huron past CEO), and Amy Andrews-Curtis

2020 LBD committee $25,000 check presentation to the Community Foundation of St. Clair County.
Pictured from L to R: Amy Andrews-Curtis, Debbie Reynolds, Sara Tait, Carolyn Bonacci, Andrea Napolitan, and Jackie Hanton (Community Foundation)

A night to remember...

Friday, March 1, 2024 • 6:00pm - Midnight

at the Blue Water Convention Center

A limited number of discounted rooms are available at the Hilton Double Tree – click the link to book online, or call 810-984-8000 and mention Group Code LBD. Book by February 1!

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  Awesome Raffles

  Wonderful Music

  Lots of Dancing

  Memories & Laughs

  Helping Local People

Thank You to Our 2024 Sponsors

We appreciate the support of our amazing sponsors!

All proceeds from the Blue Water Little Black Dress event go directly to the Betty Kearns Cancer Funds at McLaren Port Huron Foundation and St. Clair County Community Foundation. The funds were established to assist individuals locally, with financial difficulties related to their cancer battle.


Ball Gown Sponsor - $4,000

Oncologic Specialists at


Hour Glass Gown Sponsor - $3,000

Xtreme Powerline Construction
PJ Wallbank Springs
Lake Huron Medical Center
McLaren Port Huron Medical Staff
Black River Veterinary Clinic


Cocktail Dress Sponsors - $1,250

Scotty's Potty's
Sir Speedy
Lepak Tool, LLC
David & Terri Clarkson
Kearns Agency Real Estate & Insurance
Wirtz Manufacturing
Port Huron Yoga
Wendy Thompson
Dance Academy
VNA & Blue Water Hospice
Salski Construction
Chef Mike
Easter Law
Huron Title

Sweetheart Dress Sponsors - $1,000

Stifel - Port Huron
Blue Water Convention & Visitor's Bureau
Lifetime Hearing Services
TC Goldman & Assoc.
Stifel - St. Clair
Eastern Michigan Bank
PJ Wallbank Springs Employees
Mel's Auto Body
Sparked with Purpose Permanent Jewelry
Photographs by Emily
Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home
Radio First
Schulz Family McDonald's
Dahlia Beauty Bar & Day Spa
Crawford Cosmetics
McLaren Port Huron
McLaren Hospice
Naplin Farms
Frazer Building & Construction
Afterburn Fitness / Shampagne Salon
Readings by Melissa
Huron Medical Group