There are many things that can be associated with dancing: high heels, passionate moves, thumping music, and according to the University of Wisconsin-Steven’s Point Women’s Resource Center, Bouncing Boobies!
"This event has tremendous personal meaning for me. Three weeks ago a friend of mine lost a 10+ year battle with breast cancer," said Jamie Chariton the Volunteer Coordinator and acting treasurer for the WRC. "I have witnessed the devastation of breast cancer first hand, and it is my hope that through our efforts we can bring a bit of relief to someone who’s life has been turned upside down by this destructive disease."
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, this event, held on October 24th at 6:30pm in the Alumni Room of the DUC, is being put on to raise awareness to breast cancer.
"Any type of cancer is horrific to deal with, and with this event, the Women’s Resource Center is really hoping to give a face to those individuals, and a kernel of hope," said Tana Delonay the Executive Coordinator of the WRC.
The proceeds (from welcome donations) from this event will be going to the Ribbon Mastectomy Boutique located in Wausau. The primary concern of this boutique is reaching out to women who have gone through or will be going through breast cancer surgery. The unique aspect about this event is that it is focused on an individual who is in need of prosthetic as a result of a Mastectomy.
The Bouncing Boobies Bash, free for students and the community, will be hosting a costume contest, silent auction featuring local merchandise, food catered in from the Mint Cafe in Wausau, and music from local DJ, Steve Proszenyak.
"We really hope that this event can put a positive spin on it and focus the attention not on the person’s disease, but on their life. They are still here, and that’s a beautiful thing to be celebrated," Delonay said.
If you know someone who has been touched by Breast Cancer and is in need of prosthetics or has had a mastectomy related surgery, please stop by the Women’s Resource Center 065 DUC to pick up a scholarship application.
To find out more about the Ribbon Mastectomy Boutique, check out www.pinkribbonmastectomyboutique.com. Lastly, if you think that you or anyone you know would be a good candidate for this boutique; feel free to contact the Women’s Resource Center through womenres@uwsp. edu or 715-346-4851.