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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Event promotes breast-cancer awareness, features wet T-shirt contest

Diana Koutoulas said that because guys can get breast cancer too, the male wet T-shirt contest was a good way to get them involved.

The wet T-shirt contest was part of Booze for Boobs, a fundraiser held Wednesday for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a nonprofit breast cancer research organization.

Koutoulas, a UF advertising junior, said she thought the event was for a good cause.

Koutoulas' grandmother had breast cancer a few years ago and is now in remission.

Jamie Turret, one of the organizers of the event, said she and three other UF students, Mandi Frishman, Mallory Jones and Michael McQuillen, held the event because they wanted to make a difference. The cover charge was ,7 per person.

"All ,7 went to Susan G. Komen for the Cure," said Turret, an event management junior.

According to the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Web site, 10 million women around the world could die from breast cancer in the next 25 years without the cure.

To promote attendance, Bar One-Level offered ,2 well drinks and draft beers and a free pink shot for everyone who wore pink.

"Breast cancer is becoming an epidemic in our society, so it's great that the student community could have the opportunity to come together and unite for the cause," Turret said.

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