We all know about it, fear it, love someone who has had it or who is currently battling it. Breast cancer’s tentacles creep their way into the healthiest of bodies; vibrant mothers, daughters, and sisters (one in eight of us to be exact) are blindsided by this insidious disease. We all desire to combat this silent killer and lend a helping hand, but often, it’s hard to know how. Here’s a perfect (and diverting) opportunity: Beats for Boobs™, a one hundred percent volunteer-run organization, will be hosting its namesake event at The Crocodile in Belltown on October 19th. On the entertainment roster is an eclectic lineup of local DJs, artists, fashion designers and culinary masters (official lineup will be announced in the coming weeks). Tickets (see below) include nosh, a fashion show, DJ line-up, an art exhibit, henna tattoo or face paint, a photo on the Pink Carpet, and access to the zany Boobie Prize Wheel. And here’s where the almsgiving comes in: all proceeds from the event– tickets, merchandise sales, donations, raffle tickets and sponsorships– will go to locally-based non-profits.
Founded by public-spirited Juliana Cochnar after her mom survived an invasive case of the disease, Beats for Boobs™ was created as a volunteer-run organization striving to unite diverse artists and activists in order to honor and remember people impacted by breast cancer; its philanthropic efforts help fund vital programs that boost the breast cancer communities bankroll. Beats for Boobs™ is not only dependent upon their team of volunteers to throw events, but also on the generosity of local sponsors. In light of this, they endeavor to maintain low event overhead and keep attendance fees low in order to to maximize community participation. You can, of course, choose to volunteer or opt to show your support by simply enjoying the festivities.
The moolah raised at the October event will go to some impactful Seattle non-profits: The Breast Cancer Resource Center whose mission is to “enhance the quality of life for those touched by breast cancer and to increase the awareness and knowledge of breast cancer and breast health,” provides wigs, hats, head coverings, and classes for relaxation or exercise, to name a few. The Young Survivor Coalition, is a non-profit dedicated to issues faced by young women with breast cancer; they offer support services, resources, connections and outreach to empower them. Finally, one of Seattle’s largest non-profits– who sponsor the ever-popular Komen Race for the Cure–Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, unites doctors from innumerable local Hospitals all with a collective objective of turning cancer patients into cancer survivors. The Beats for Boobs™ event will focus specifically on two of their outgrowths: The Family Assistance Fund and SCCA House. The first-mentioned helps patients with expenses such as groceries and housing; the last-mentioned is a housing facility for patients designed to address, and act as a readily available support system for, the physical and emotional challenges of undergoing treatment.
For more information about breast cancer, go to Breastcancer.org which holds a wealth of pertinent info.
For Seattle Beats for Boobs™ sponsorship opportunities, contact Carly Michener at: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHEN: Wednesday October 19th, 2011 at 8 p.m.
2200 2nd Avenue at Blanchard in Belltown
Seattle, WA 98121
TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased online. General Admission: includes culinary delights, fashion show, DJ line-up art exhibit, henna tattoo or face paint, photo on the Pink Carpet, and access to the Boobie Prize Wheel.
VIP: Ticket includes VIP entrance, access to VIP lounge with elevated view of fashion show, complimentary glass of wine or champagne, exclusive food and bar service, and one free spin at the Boobie Prize Wheel. Must be 21+.
Can’t make it? If you’re in the jolly ol’ mood for giving, you can still make a monetary donation on the ticket webpage.