Saucy cancer prevention fundraiser
There was certainly a saucy atmosphere at last night’s Testes and Tatas cancer prevention fundraiser event to raise money a new radiation machine in Bermuda.
Relay for Life team Super Swizzlers focused on breast and testicular cancer and the event included a few naughty additions from “bra pong” to an adult toy stall by Laura Martin-Stout.
There were also make-up and hair consultations by Traci Amaral and Christopher Vee as well as jewellery on sale by Gem Designs.
The Super Swizzlers, a team of about 40 fundraisers, aims to raise a total of $25,000 which will go towards new radiation equipment to be housed at the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre.
The Testes and Tatas event held at Thyme restaurant is one of a number of events the team is holding to raise funds for Relay for Life — Bermuda’s first radiation treatment initiative.
Organiser of the Testes and Tatas Kelly Madeiros said: “We thought we would bring everyone together just to have a fun party that speaks to some of the places that cancer can affect us which are the testicles and the breasts. We thought we would aim the party to raise awareness for those types of cancers.
“Team Super Swizzlers has a $25,000 goal so we have been doing bake sales and jumble sales on the weekend. Next Saturday we have a jumble sale on Kindley Field from 9am to 4pm and on Sunday there is another bake sale at South Shore Swizzle. We also have raffles.
“We are raising money for the radiation machine so people don’t have to go away for therapy — they can have their treatment here.
Team Super Swizzlers will be selling raffle tickets until the end of the month. They are available from any Super Swizzler team member, any of their events, or on the day of the Relay for Life.
For more information visit www.relayforlifebermuda.org