Beats for Boobs Readies for 5-Year anniversary

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Breast cancer survivors to be honored, while celebrating life

On Thursday, October 9, Beats for Boobs will celebrate the 5th anniversary of its annual fundraiser to be held this year at 111 Minna Gallery. Beats for Boobs was originally founded in 2003 by Juliana Cochnar in honor of her mother who is a breast cancer survivor.

The annual fundraiser seeks to educate the community on breast cancer through a collaborative celebration of art, fashion, food and music. Proceeds from Beats for Boobs benefit Bay Area non-profit organizations committed to the eradication of breast cancer through research, education, screening, support services and treatment.

This year's theme, Vegas Glam, promises to be both fun and unique with a "Boobie Casino" that emphasizes the importance of early detection and overall awareness. A fashion show and fire dancers will also contribute to this one-of-a-kind event.

Advance tickets and VIP packages are available for purchase at: http://www.beats4boobs.org/. Music, food, fashion and live performances will be provided by the following sponsors, contributors and volunteers who make this annual event possible:

  •     Hot, femme DJs: As always, the best all-star female DJ line-up to get your groove on the dance floor!

o    Betty Ray (Rhythm Society)
o    Dawn of Sound (Hustle)
o    J.Phlip (Dirtybird)
o    Moody Eva (Goodbeats)
o    shOOey (Deep End)

  •     Boobalicious fashion show: A parade of B4B beauties modeling the latest fashions from the hottest local designers.

o    silver lucy design    
o    miss velvet cream
o    E-Star Hats
o    Conscious Fashionistas
o    Mellee Tobbs
o    domini                
o    VAGADU Design by Joui Turandot
o    Protea collection
o    Kendra Biggs Jewelry
o    Enlighted Designs

  •     Live Performances:

o    HoopGirl All Stars
o    Nick Myerhoff Performance Painting and GirlRider
o    Annette Musick, Conquera
o    Krystle Jones

  •     Fire performances: Ignite your spirits with adrenaline charged fire exhibitions in the alley.

o    Plenty's Playground
o    Fireflies
o    Solar Flare
o    Temple of Poi

  •     Temptations for your taste buds: Culinary delights from San Francisco's finest eateries (from meats to treats!)

o    Triptych
o    LeBeau Nob Hill Market and Deli
o    "CHAKA'S" MMM SAUCE
o    The Cake Gallery
o    Nicole Hawkins
o    Sauce and Shine
o    Golden Gate Meat
o    A&B Produce
o    Royal Hawaiian Sea Food

  •     Floral Décor

o    Lee's Florist and Nursery

  •     Photography

o    Shelley Moon

EVENT INFO:

WHAT:    Beats for Boobs 2008
WHEN:     Thursday, October 9, 2008, 5:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
WHERE:     111 Minna Gallery (between 2nd & New Montgomery streets)
COST:     $25 donation
INFO:    http://www.beats4boobs.org

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