October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and numerous events in North Texas will raise funds for research and to help cancer patients, as well as encourage women to get mammograms.
One such even in Fort Worth, called BoobieQue 2, came out of a doctor's own personal experience.
"I am a plastic surgeon, and a routine part of my practice is breast reconstruction. When I was the one on that side of the fence, when the doctor becomes the patient, reality has a way of opening your eyes to many things that could be done differently," wrote Dr. Emily B. MacLaughlin. "I pledged when I came through surgery that I would do whatever it takes to make a difference for all patients facing this diagnosis. BoobieQue was born from that desire to make a difference."
MacLaughlin and friends pulled together the first BoobieQue event in six weeks. The inaugural event in 2016 raised $85,000 for two nonprofits.
BoobieQue 2 is set for Oct. 29 and will support Cancer Care Services, a 70-year-old nonprofit in Fort Worth that helps patients.
The $75 admission fee includes food from Heim Barbecue and beer from Rahr &Sons. The BoobieQue website says, "beer, barbecue and boobs - the trifecta for a perfect afternoon."
Texas Health Wellness for Life will have its mobile mammogram unit on site, offering free mammograms for those who qualify and schedule an appointment in advance.
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October 29, noon - 4 p.m.
Rahr & Sons Brewery
Texas Health Wellness for Life
Call 1-855-318-7696 to make an appointment for a mammogram.