This Bash is kicking butt. Literally.
On March 4—National Dress in Blue Day—a day when people are donning their best blue attire for colon cancer awareness, others will also be dancing the night away at the Mellwood Arts Center.
The 5th Annual Bottoms Up Bash presented by KentuckyOne Health starts at 7:30 p.m. and the anticipated 500 attendees will be bidding on silent auction items, enjoying delicious drinks and great food, and dancing the night away. All of this is to fight the number one cancer killer among non-smoking men and women in the U.S.
“There are so many things lined up this year that will make this event one to remember,” said Lindy Reinhardt, Development Manager for the Colon Cancer Prevention Project and Bottoms Up Bash event manager. “From the signature blue cocktails by Hpnotiq, wine from Old 502 Winery, beer from Falls City, delicious food from North End Café, a dessert bar, extensive silent auction and more, there will be something for everyone to indulge in while also helping us raise awareness about colon cancer prevention and the importance of screening for this highly preventable disease. It is a time to celebrate survivors, raise awareness about colon cancer, and honor loved ones who have passed on. I know my mother who passed away from colon cancer would have loved to be at this Bottoms up Bash event; I know many others in our community will, too!”
The blue-themed Bottoms Up Bash will be on Friday, March 4 from 7:30 p.m. to midnight at the Mellwood Arts Center. The Bash will feature live music by Louisville band Kudmani, heavy appetizers, a dessert bar, non-alcoholic refreshments from Cheerwine and others. VIP ticket holders will receive exclusive VIP-only perks including guaranteed seating, a bourbon tasting from Buffalo Trace, Number Juan Tequila, Tito’s Vodka, and a special high end appetizer menu from Orange Clover.
Last year, the Bash drew a crowd of over 500 people, and it is expected to be a sell-out this year with over 500 people in attendance again.
The Bash is one of two major events organized by the Colon Cancer Prevention Project, a non-profit based in Louisville that is on a mission to eliminate colon cancer, a highly preventable disease that strikes about 143,000 men and women in the United States each year.
Since the Project began in 2004, Kentucky’s incidence and mortality rates for colon cancer have declined more than 25 percent.
“The support that this event brings allows us to grow programs that reach people across our region, making sure they get life-saving screenings for colon cancer,” said Andrea Uhde Shepherd, Executive Director of the Colon Cancer Prevention Project.
Regular tickets are $75 and include food, beer and wine options, live music, and silent auction items. A limited number of VIP tickets that include all regular ticket benefits plus VIP-only perks are $125 each.
Attendees must be 21 or older. Click HERE to buy tickets!