Ladies have a chance to have fun and raise funds in Parksville for the BC Cancer Foundation’s Underwear Affair next week.
Brynn Logan said she wants to “bring awareness to downthereness,” fundraising for below the belt cancers that have affected her, her loved ones “and so many other people along the way.”
“I was diagnosed with in-situ cervical cancer in my 20s,” she said and added her sister Shelly survived non-hodgkin’s lymphoma and her aunts Connie and Josie and her grandmother Lily all died young from cancer.
“This is the reason that I take part in the Underwear Affair,” she said of what will be her fourth trip to the Vancouver run on July 7.
“People don’t go to their doctors about these kinds of problems because they’re too embarrassed to talk about them,” she said of cancers like prostate, colon and ovarian.
“For me it’s about raising funds but it’s also about raising awareness and breaking the taboo that comes along with cancers below the waist.”
And despite the serious subject she and her team Josie’s Pussy Katz — like most participants — have a lot of fun every year at the parallel 10 km run and 5 km walk as well as at the fundraising events.
This year, Logan is planning at least three big events starting with the ladies night, next Thursday, April 12 at the Saheli Boutique, beside the Community Coastal Credit Union in Parksville.
There will be a host of spa-related treats from 5 to 8 p.m. including everything from mini-manicures to deluxe tea. Tickets are $10 available at the boutique and from Logan.
Next month there will be a huge silent auction seafood night with Mr. Seafood at Deez Bar and Grill in Qualicum Beach on Friday, May 25 starting at 5 p.m.
Aside from an impressive list of auction items from golf and resort packages to restaurant and travel certificates there will be 50/50 draws, live music and buck-a-shuck oysters.
That will be followed by an evening of entertainment at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo on June 29 with more seafood, a comedian, burlesque dancers and live music.
Anyone unable to attend can donate at www.uncoverthecure.org/goto/brynnl2012 or call Logan at 250-753-6699 for more information.
For more on the run or to register visit www.uncoverthecure.org or call 604-734-CURE (2873).