Friday, March 29, 2013

‘Boobapalooza’: Witty name, serious task

Breast cancer bazaar to feature painted models


By BRENNAN REGO
Express Staff Writer

Expedition Inspiration Fund for Breast Cancer Research knows how to make light of a serious disease, for great reasons. On Friday, April 12, the nonprofit will host Boobapalooza, a fundraiser that will feature body-painted, scantily clad models cat-walking on a Ketchum bar top, all to support finding a cure for breast cancer.

“Models may choose to wear as much or as little under the body paint as they choose,” a recent Expedition Inspiration Fund news release states. “Undergarments may range from boy shorts and a bra to a g-string and pasties.”

According to the release, the event—which will take place at the Cornerstone Bar and Grill at 9 p.m.—will serve as a message from Expedition Inspiration for both men and women to be “aware and proud” of their own bodies.

“[Expedition Inspiration] has a longstanding tradition of funding the world’s best research,” states Krista Detwiler, the organization’s spokeswoman, in the release. “[H]owever, we are also all about inspiring healthy attitudes.”

People or businesses interested in sponsoring the event can form a team and appoint their own model to represent them on the runway or ask Expedition Inspiration to provide one for them. Teams of up to six people, including the model, can become Gold (by donating $1,000), Silver ($700) or Bronze ($400) sponsors.

“As one sponsor put it, ‘I love boobs, and I hate cancer.’ It’s really that simple,” Detwiler said.

The models will be painted by professional body painters and air brushers, based on team-selected designs. Teams may accessorize their design with hats, jewelry and other add-ons. The winning team, determined by a panel of local “celebrity” judges, will receive a fine dining experience for six, complete with wine, at the Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch in Stanley. All sponsors and models are invited to a party at 8 p.m. at the Cornerstone. Sponsor teams must register online at www.expeditioninspiration.com by April 1.

People 21 and over who don’t want to commit to being sponsors but still want to go to the main event can buy tickets for $30 on Expedition Inspiration’s website. Tickets will also be available at the Cornerstone during a presale on April 3 at 5:30 p.m.

“We want to do something different in this community, something that demands and deserves the same attention that breast cancer statistics demand and deserve,” Boobapalooza Co-Chair Susan Tucker said. “One in eight women and one in 1,000 men are diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.”

Brennan Rego: brego@mtexpress.com




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