In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the PEEPSHOW cast were invited to decorate a bra for Caesars Entertainment’s Battle of the Bras Competition, a month-long initiative where employees and Strip performers from all Caesars properties decorate a bra linking to a breast cancer story. The bras will then be on display and auctioned off at a fashion show to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society! This year, Caesars Entertainment was hoping to raise $10,000. I was so proud and thrilled that PEEPSHOW participated in this wonderful event for such a great cause! Like so many others, I have known many strong and courageous women who have been affected by this life-changing disease, most recently my aunt, which is why this event had such personal meaning to me.
PEEPSHOW was also invited to come in-studio with Caesars Entertainment on MORE on KVVU Fox 5 to discuss the PEEPSHOW bra and their support for breast cancer awareness. Even Holly Madison and Josh Strickland got in on the action and signed the bra! It’s so great and comforting to know that the cast members of one of the Strip’s favorite shows, PEEPSHOW, took the time out of their busy schedules to come together and participate in such an inspiring cause. To top it all off, the PEEPSHOW bra was auctioned off at $230, adding to the grand total of $15,630 Caesars Entertainment helped raise! How amazing and awesome is that?!!
The calendar says October, but doesn’t it feel like Pinktober? Every retailer has something pink to sell with proceeds of the sale benefiting breast cancer. In the past, I noticed the pink merchandise as it was everywhere. It ranged from my favorite NFL team (aka STEELERS) wearing pink shoes on game day to Brighton’s collectible pink charm bracelet to OPI’s Pink of Hearts nail polish. I always thought the items and outreach were clever, but nothing more. I knew of people who were diagnosed with breast cancer, but I never knew anyone personally. That all changed at 7:36 a.m. on August 9, 2010 when one of my best friends, Tara Greco, was diagnosed with breast cancer. This is when breast cancer, hit close to home and the color of pink took on a whole new meaning to me.
A year and two months later, I am happy to report that Tara is cancer free. She handled the entire process with such courage. Her strength and fight during this time put so many things in perspective for me, but most importantly it made me realize life is short – so enjoy your family, friends and life while they are here.
Today I started my training for the Susan G. Komen 3-day Walk for a Cure in San Diego because of Tara and my desire to do what I can to find a cure. I was invited by my friends: Wendy Wallington and Melissa Meacham-Grossman to join the “Just Pink It!” team. This will be their second year participating in the walk. It was their passion and enthusiasm that sold me on signing up for the walk, but the love for my bestie, Tara, is what will motivate me every step of the way.
So if you see something pink this month – go ahead make a donation or buy that pink nail polish, because you never know when breast cancer will hit close to home. It’s an easy way to make a difference in finding a cure.