I spent last night after work at the Happy Hour for Hope at the Copper Cart Cafe in Belltown. No, I wasn’t throwing caution to the wind and drinking in disregard of the candida diet, I was there as a volunteer for Puget Sound Susan G. Komen for a Cure (and only drank water – sigh).
Happy Hour for Hope is a networking event created and sponsored by Seattle Weekly. Once a month Seattle Weekly teams up with a bar and a beverage sponsor to raise money and awareness for one of Seattle’s non-profits. Last night Puget Sound Susan G. Komen was the beneficiary, Labatt was the beverage sponsor, and Brooke and Monty from Movin 92.5’s “The Ladies Room” were on hand to lend festivity to the occasion (Brooke and Monty always give their all to Puget Sound Komen, which is well, just awesome).
Jessica and I volunteered to “man” the Komen table for the event. We spent the evening answering questions, telling people about the Race for the Cure coming up in June and handing out information on self-exams and breast cancer. It was interesting to talk to new people and there was some really good people-watching to be had so the 3 1/2 hours we spent flew by.
The crowd was all ages but mostly mid-20s. I was really surprised by how many people had never heard of Komen (it’s one of, if not the largest, non-profits in the US waging the war against breast cancer). It was really cool to explain what Komen does and get the word out – especially as the response was really favorable.
The proceeds from the sale of Labatt at the event were donated to Komen, so at the end of the night, we walked out with a nice little check for Komen plus some cash donations from people attending the event. Raising a couple hundred dollars for your favorite non-profit? Not a bad way to spend a Wednesday night.