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'Bra Crawl' combines fun evening with breast cancer awareness

Women in the Chicago area are making breast cancer survivors and supporters news thanks to a unique fundraising and awareness event for breast cancer on July 30, the A.V. Club Chicago, an entertainment and events website, reports.

During the Bra Crawl, organized by Twenty Something, participants will donate money to the cause and enjoy drink specials at several Lincoln Park neighborhood bars. Guests are also encouraged to wear a bra outside of their shirts.

Money raised will benefit Susan G. Komen For The Cure. For $10, participants get a few free drinks during the bar crawl and are admitted to the final cocktail reception.

The celebration and fundraising event will begin at 6 p.m. at Mad River, where guests will enjoy one free draft beer. Next, the part moves to The Coach House, where one complimentary shot is available for each participant. Uncle Fatty's will play host to the third stop on the Bra Crawl, where guests will also get a free shot. Finally, a cocktail reception will begin at 9 p.m. at State.

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, a projected 9,300 women and 70 men from the state will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. The state also predicts that 1,880 women and 10 men will die of the disease this year.
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