Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Tickle Me Pink, Boston

It seems as though there's a fundraiser to help fight breast cancer every time I turn around. Well, there's a reason there's so many events to raise money.

In 2004 alone, 186,772 women and 1,815 men were diagnosed with breast cancer, and 40,954 women and 362 men died from breast cancer.* After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. Breast cancer is the number one cause of cancer death in Hispanic women.

In other words, a lot of people are impacted by breast cancer. Not just the women (and men) who have the disease, but those around them. Their children. Spouses. Parents. Friends. You get the idea.

With that in mind, if you would like to help raise money for the Susan G Komen for the Cure Foundation, consider attending the Tickle Me Pink fundraiser this Friday, May 2 at Saint in Boston. I mean, really, how could you say no after those sobering statistics?

For just a $20 donation, you get to hang out at Saint (oo la la), drink gin cocktails courtesy of their sponsor "Right Gin," and enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres.

You'll also have the chance to bid in the silent auction, which includes 4th row tickets to the Patriots, Red Sox and Bruins tickets, a Spa Day followed by lunch at Stephanie’s, a 4 hour private cocktail cruise in Newport, RI, and many other delightful and enticing items.

Doors open at 8 PM, and there's sure to be a line by 10 PM, so come early for the fun. Wear your snazziest pink duds to show your support for the fight against breast cancer. Men, this is your chance to wear pink with no fear. Come on, break out your fushia cowboy hat!

Real men wear pink.

*Source: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 2004 Incidence and Mortality. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2007.

Tickle Me Pink Elmo courtesy of The Secret of Being Numb.
Pink shirted cowboy courtesy of

1 comment:

hannah said...

thanks, casey, for reminding us that even though we see events for a cause seemingly all the time, the reasons for these events (as well as the people they benefit!) are so real.

my best friend's mother passed away from breast cancer, and two people in my immediate circle were just dianosed this past year. sometimes we forget that even the well established organizations like susan g. komen still need our continued support... because those scary stats are true.