The CHICago Life Blog hosted a “breast dressed” contest for Tickled Pink attendees.
For the past nine years, Chicago has been painted pink for the city’s hottest party for a great cause: Tickled Pink. Last Friday, the annual event brought together hundreds of supporters from the city and suburbs, along with over 50 volunteers from Bright Pink the event’s charity partner.
In February 2004, Carrie Kenney lost her seven year battle with breast cancer at the age of 35. One year later, her cousin, Jodi Fyfe gathered a group of close friends and colleagues to start Tickled Pink Chicago in honor of Carrie. Carrie was a fun-loving, young woman who was diagnosed at the age of 27. After Carrie’s death at the tragically young age of 35, Jodi was determined to keep her cousin’s fun-loving spirit alive. Jodi began by forming a team for a 2004 breast cancer walk but she wanted to find another way to remember the vibrant, fun-loving person who inspired her so much…and so Tickled Pink was born! In February 2005, Tickled Pink threw its first party and raised $35,000! Every year the party and team of individuals that came together to celebrate those affected by breast cancer has grown and to date has raised more than $1,000,000.
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