Industry News 12/7/2011

EVENT: Beats for Boobs Success!

Now that the afterglow has settled from our truly amazing event, we wanted to share fantastic news with you regarding our fundraising efforts. In the very first Los Angeles Beats for Boobsevent, we raised enough money to grant over $7,000 to our beneficiaries. This would not be possible without your support and love. We hope that you left feeling inspired and proud to be such an important part of a new signature event in Los Angeles. We look forward to seeing you again next year! Visit Facebook.com/beatsforboobs to see the photos of our events in San Francisco, Seattle and Los Angeles.
 
The first agency that will receive grant money is Busted Foundation. This organization was created to support women who are currently undergoing breast cancer treatment with financial or educational assistance. Their operations are funded primarily through contributions from the public including but not limited to individuals, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and corporations.

Our second beneficiary, Boarding for Breast Cancer is a youth-focused non-profit foundation that advocates early detection anda healthy, active lifestyle as the best means of breast cancer prevention. Beats for Boobs
will be contributing to their Survivor Scholarship Fund to send a survivor to B4BC's annual retreat (ReTreat Yourself) in hopes of refreshing, empowering and enhancing herlife-long path of healing.
 
The third non-profit who will receive proceeds from our event, Breast Cancer Emergency Fund (BCEF), is also the fiscal sponsor of Beats for Boobs
. BCEF responds quickly and compassionately to provide emergency financial assistance to low income women and men of San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties who are in active treatment for breast cancer, in order to cover basic human needs, lessen financial burdens, and improve quality of life.
 
Beats for Boobs™ constantly strives to encourage volunteerism and philanthropy towards the breast cancer community. For the past 8 years, Beats for Boobs™ has united a diverse group of artists and activists to honor and remember people impacted by breast cancer. We keep attendance fees low to maximize community involvement.

We estimate the value of each event ticket used to be $10.00. Your ticket purchase is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and may vary based on the number of tickets you used. Please consult with a professional tax preparer to determine the amount that may be deductible for you. Beats for Boobs
is a project of Breast Cancer Emergency Fund, a registered 501c3 non-profit.  BCEF's Federal Tax ID number is 20-3203899.
 
There were so many people involved in making this evening a smashing success.
 
Thank you to our wonderfully talented event committee and all the amazing volunteers who contributed their time and energy.

We'd also like to take this opportunity to extend a special thank you to our sponsors.

 
VIP Sponsors:
Health Daily Online
 
SheKnows.com
 
Weekly Sauce
 
Supporting Sponsor:
The Walking Company
 
Associate Sponsor
Giant Media
 
An endless amount of love was contributed to the Fashion Show, which presented local fashion from around Los Angeles.
 
Thank you Designers:
Shpetim Zero
Mae
Shelly Erion
 
Fashion Show Contributors:
Envy Models
Point De Vue Salon
Lisa Berman
 
Survivors:
Amy Otney
Annmari Love
Julie Engelsman
 
Our local food showcase would not have been possible without:
Drunken Udder
Jackson Market & Deli
love & butter
Large Marge Sustainables
Sweet or Treat
Pretzel Crisps
Zico Coconut Water
 
Our amazing outdoor and indoor artist celebration included:
Kym
Anger
Abe Alvarez-Tostado
Mike DeNicola
Cerraeh Laykin
Andrea Fellers
Dianne Giannopulos
 
The incredible beats generously provided by:
Marques Wyatt
Garth Trinidad
Jimmy Maheras
DJ Kerry
Meeshel
 
A special thanks needs to be given to all of our generous raffle donation partners who helped us surpass our fundraising goals:
Unite Euro Therapy
Komodo
Fandango
Street
Sea Snax
Martha Stewart Living
Yoga Works
Christine Triebel
LACMA
Benefit Cosmetics
Jonathan Adler
Jurlique
Palmetto
The Georgian Hotel
Pharmaca
Lululemon
Sally Baxter
Nail Couture LA
Groove Temple
The Walking Company
NBC Universal
Discovery Digital Media
Moore Dancing
Townsend Leather
Fred Castle
Point de Vue Salon
SaSanta Monica Seafood
National Geographic
GoPro
La Descarga
TGIFridays
Purple Circle's Hazel Hartman
 
 
With Love & Gratitude,
 
Los Angeles Beats for Boobs
 
www.beatsforboobs.org