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Chicago Is Tickled Pink To Raise Money For Breast Cancer

By Michele Lenni in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 26, 2012 7:20PM

Image Credit: Matt Whitmire, from the Tickled Pink Chicago website.

"Out of tragedy comes triumph." A phrase well known to those who have suffered the pits and falls of everyday life on this earth. One such person to experience the peaks and valleys of both loss and creation is Jodi Fyfe. Jodi's cousin Carrie Kenney was diagnosed with breast cancer at 27 and later died from this horrible disease. Carrie had relied on the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization to give her the much needed support during her battle with the disease.

Upon Kenney's passing, Fyfe wanted nothing more than to the organization that gave Kenney such great hope and support during her treatment. Thus the Ticked Pink fundraiser for breast cancer was born, holding its first fundraiser in February 2005. To the astonishment of everyone the event raised $35,000 in its first year!

Tickled Pink now celebrates its seventh year of raising money to fight the battle against breast cancer Friday, Feb. 24 at the River East Art Center. After walking the pink carpet, guests are treated to hors d'oeuvres and late night munchies as well as a bumping dance floor. Tickets aren't cheap at $75 a pop, but remember, the proceeds are benefiting Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization. The money raised and the compassion and support this organization brings to the sick and the people that love them is truly a triumph indeed.

Tickled Pink, Friday, February 24, 7-10 p.m., $75 For questions on the event or tickets, call Sean Kennedy, at Y-ME, 312-379-2269.