Point Boro residents Kim Prytherch and Kelly Gale have a cause – and a plan.
Both have friends and family members stricken by breast cancer. So the two women will participate in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure, a 60-mile walk over three days. The women will walk in Washington, DC in September.
“We walk for those who cannot,” notes Prytherch.
To participate, each walker is required to contribute $2,300. Although both women have raised the required amount, they have set a new goal to contribute $5,000 each to the Komen Fund.
To help achieve this goal, they will hold a fundraiser at 7 p.m. Friday at the Bay Head Shores Clubhouse, 1711 Bay Boulevard in Point Boro.
“Bingo for Boobs 2” will feature “pirate bingo,” a game where participants play traditional bingo and receive gifts for winning a round.
Attendees should arrive with a wrapped gift, valued at $10-15. At the conclusion of each round, winners will swap gifts with other attendees.
After the final round, players who have not won a round will trade gifts with each other so that everyone attending will leave with a gift.
Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Tables can accommodate up to 10 people.
Although no food will be served, attendees may bring in snacks or desserts to enjoy during the event. The clubhouse’s cash bar will be open, but those attending may not bring in any drinks.
Those attending the event may also participate in a silent gift auction involving written bids for a variety of gift baskets that have been donated by local business owners.
Only the highest bidder will pay and receive the gift basket; the other bids will be null and void.
The organizers are also holding a bra-decorating contest, for an additional $5 donation. Interested participants can bring previously-decorated bras to the event.
The winners will be determined by a “penny war,” in which other people attending the event will put pennies in jars in front of their favorite bra.
The winning bras will decorate Prytherch's and Gale’s tent at the walk and the decorators of the winning bras will receive prizes yet to be determined.
Door prizes will also be awarded for those who choose to attend the event dressed in pink or theme-related costumes.
The categories include best group outfits, best use of pink and best male dressed in pink. Attendees are not required to dress-up.
Prytherch and Gale have dubbed themselves “Panther Grlz” for the walk. They participated in the Boston walk in July of 2010, after holding their first “Bingo for Boobs” fundraiser in April of that year.
They are still seeking donations for the gift auction. Those interested in purchasing tickets or contributing to the gift auction, can call Kelly at 732-899-2440 or Kim at 732-714-7356.
Donations can also be made at the Panther GRLZ section of the Komen web site.