According to the Rethink Breast Cancer, year after year, breast cancer has been the most common type of cancer found in Canadian women. In 2017, there was an estimated 103,200 new cases of cancer in Canadian women and breast cancer was at the top of that list, making up 26% of those cases (26,300 women). Breast Cancer is also not just for women over the age of 50. In Canada, rates of death are higher with 21% of all cancer deaths occurring in women ages 30-59 years, whereas only 12% occurring in women 60 and older.
Boobyball & Rethink Breast Cancer are aiming to spread awareness and raise funds to combat breast cancer. It is one of the most coveted and high-profile (and themed!) fundraising events for young philanthropists in Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver and Ottawa and is a one-night gala happening at the Imperial on Oct. 20 that raises money for Rethink Breast Cancer. Over the past 16 years Boobyball has raised over $4.6 million dollars for Rethink Breast Cancer raising over $350,000. It was the first time Boobyball was held in five cities across Canada.
This year’s theme is “Wild West!” Boobyball aims to rangle up Canada’s hottest young things to join for a night of style-slinging! You’ll be supporting Rethink Breast Cancer’s mission to empower young people worldwide who are concerned about and affected by breast cancer. Rethink is the first ever Canadian charity to bring bold, relevant awareness to the 40s and under crowd; foster a new generation of young and influential breast cancer supporters; infuse sass and style into the cause; and, most importantly, respond to the unique needs of young women going through it.
Date: October 20, 2018
Time: 8PM to 1AM
Location: Imperial Vancouver 319 Main Street, Vancouver BC V6A 2S9
Photos by Melissa Skoda.
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