LOUISVILLE, KY – You've never been to a fundraising event like this! On March 6—National Dress in Blue Day—when most people are donning their best blue gear some will also be dancing the night away at the Mellwood Arts Center. The Bottoms Up Bash starts at 7:30 in the evening and attendees will be bidding on silent auction items, enjoying delicious drinks and great food, and dancing the night away. All of this is to fight the number one cancer killer among non-smoking men and women in the U.S.
“There are so many things lined up this year that will make this event one to remember,” said Lindy Reinhardt, Community Outreach and Survivor Support Manager for the Colon Cancer Prevention Project and Bottoms Up Bash event manager. “From the signature blue cocktails by Hpnotiq, wine by Old 502 Winery, beer by Falls City, delicious food from North End Café, the underwear decorating station, the dessert bar, extensive silent auction and more, there will be something for everyone to indulge in while also helping us raise awareness about colon cancer prevention and the importance of screening for this highly preventable disease. It will be a time to celebrate survivors, raise awareness about colon cancer, and honor loved ones who have passed on. I know my mother who passed away from colon cancer would have loved to be at this Bottoms Up Bash event; I believe many others in our community will, too!”
The blue-themed Bottoms Up Bash will be on Friday, March 6 from 7:30 p.m. to midnight at the Mellwood Arts Center. The Bash will feature live music by Louisville band Kudmani, heavy appetizers, a dessert bar, blue signature cocktails, wine, beer, and more. VIP ticket holders will receive exclusive VIP-only perks including guaranteed seating, chocolate wine from Old 502 Winery, a bourbon tasting from Four Roses, a gift bag, and more. Last year, the Bash drew a crowd of over 400 people, and it is expected to be a sell-out this year with over 500 people in attendance.
The Bash is one of two major events organized by the Colon Cancer Prevention Project, a non-profit based in Louisville that is on a mission to eliminate colon cancer, a highly preventable disease that strikes about 143,000 men and women in the United States each year. “I volunteer in memory of my grandmother who I lost to colon cancer. She’s the reason I’m motivated to help spread the word about how preventable this disease is,” said Whitney Perry, Chair of the Bottoms Up Bash Planning Committee and Volunteer for the Colon Cancer Prevention Project.
Regular tickets are $50 and include the food, beer and wine options, live music, silent auction, and underwear decorating area; a limited number of VIP tickets that include all regular ticket benefits plus VIP-only perks are $100 each, or a table of eight for $800. Limited raffle tickets are also for sale. Tickets can be purchased online at www.coloncancerpreventionproject.org through 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4. Attendees must be 21 or older.