Over the years, I have participated in various fundraisers; walking, volunteering, social gatherings, or simple donations. My favorite events were always casual social gatherings where people would just come together and have a good time as they normally would, but with a common cause. This gave me the idea of starting my own bar crawl for breast cancer (please pardon the name if you are easily offended, but realize that it’s all in good fun).
As far as fundraiser events go, I've been to many bar crawls, and my friends and family always have such a great time at these. I don't mean the ones like Santacon or St. Paddys, where the goal is to get shit-faced; I mean the ones centered around a good cause. I never recalled such an event for breast cancer, so here we are.
The reason I chose breast cancer is because it is close to me, as it is for many of you. My mother is a breast cancer survivor, going 7 years strong now! I'll never forget that she had her double mastectomy surgery on my birthday, back in 2012. One part that sticks out in my mind the most is that my mother, showing her true unselfishness, called me to ask if it was ok that she had the surgery on my birthday. I got a good laugh out of this…that she would even ask me; how adorable. I obviously said “Mom, thats gonna be a hard no”...but she went ahead and canceled the laser tag reservation and had her surgery on my birthday anyway. I am very thankful to say that she won the battle, and has not looked back since. It must be that Spartan blood! ;)
So that’s my story...now let's have some fun and see how this goes. Hope to see you there!
2019 EVENT DETAILS
“For Tits & Giggles”
What: Bar Crawl
Where: Farmingdale Village
When: Saturday 10/12 @ 2:00PM
(if you show up late just follow the schedule below)
Why: Breast Cancer Awareness
Please wear pink clothes and/or some sort of Breast Cancer attire.
(subject to change - check my IG @champagnesouvlaki as the day approaches... tweaks might be made based on space & availability)
2:00PM - Whiskey Down
3:00PM - Vintage Wine Bar
4:00PM - Farmingdale Brew Co.
5:00PM - Croxleys
6:00PM - Meetball Place*
*This will be considered the after-party spot as well; for those still standing, or that couldn’t make the bar crawl.
Being that this is a pilot year there will be no official deals or specials with the bars. I just want to continue to raise awareness, and why not utilize a good cause to get people out. If it goes well, we will build and improve for next year.
In the meantime, to make it an official fundraiser, I did set this up as it’s own event through the American Cancer Society. Please click the link below to donate, but do not feel obligated to.