This year, the annual Boobyball transported guests through the Milky Way galaxy to Planet Booby! It was an extraterrestrial night of titillating treats and talents. Astronauts, aliens, drones, and earthy beings were seen sharing champagne, lounging on modern EQ3 furniture, getting ones nails done by Urban Oasis and hair touched up by Aveda at the beauty bar, gorging in candies from Set the Bar (…I wasn’t the only one), dancing to the live DJ’s Zuki, A.O.K.S. and Scott Kamins on a glowing dancefloor, to conveniently refueling with fresh oxygen at the oxygen bar. They clearly understood that the key to a fun party is a variety of bars!
But the Boobyball simply wouldn’t be the annual show stopping success it is without the cause that drives it. Here’s where the Booby comes in for those of you who are confused. (the WHAT ball? …yes, you heard me, booooooobyyyyy) The Boobyball isn’t just a unique and stylish party, it’s a one of a kind fundraiser with a cause that’s got us proud to say…we’re here for the boobs!
“Rethink Breast Cancer’s mission is 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 40’s 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. By taking a breakthrough approach to all aspects of breast cancer- education, resources, advocacy, community engagement, and fundraising, Rethink is thinking differently about breast cancer.”
You might be saying, WHY haven’t I heard of this till now? Well Winnipeg, this was only the second year since Boobyball made its Winnipeg debut in 2014. And after selling out, you can expect next year the whole booby thing will catch you less off guard. But Boobyball has been an annual event in Toronto for the past 15 years.
So now you know, it’s an event you won’t want to miss next year, because of the obvious: A) themed party B) beautiful people C) bars, all kinds of bars D) live music and entertainment … but moreover C) the cause that has us rethinking and redefining the realities of breast cancer in a way that bursts stigma and encourages positive awareness.
I’m just blown away by how innovative and fearless these women are, which is why I highly encourage you to check out their site: attend and event, HOST an event, follow and learn through social media, watch the boobtube, volunteer, donate… it easy to participate.
Boobyball Winnipeg, 2015.
Photography – Pantel Photography