By REBECCA DESFOSSE
The presidential race may be over, but theres still one more election this month: Elect to Check, the theme for this years Go Naked and Check Yourself cancer fundraiser and awareness raiser.
The soiree is slated for Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Teak Asian Fusion Restaurant, on Monmouth Street. There will be food, cocktails, and of course cupcakes.
In the highlight of the evening, models will partake in a barely-there fashion show, wearing less clothing with each trip down the runway. They will end with the men in boxers and the women in bras and panties (no, not what you were thinking).
Let the hubby or wife rest assured, though its all for educational purposes, as well as charity. Experts, including Lisa Frank, the president of the Young Survival Coalition, and motivational speaker and cancer survivor DonnaLyn Giegerich will be on hand to offer prevention tips and answer questions about skin, breast and testicular cancers.
The event has significant meaning to Sugarush owner, Chris Equality Paseka. His mother is a breast cancer survivor and his father is currently battling bladder cancer. Paseka tells redbankgreen he doesnt want people to be embarrassed to check themselves.
If one person doesnt laugh at the name and actually checks himself, goes to the doctor, and catches something early, it would be amazing,” he says. “If some silly event could save someones life, it would mean the world to me.
All ticket sales of the event go directly to charity. This year, in light of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, 25 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Project Rebuild and Recover/Move For Hunger to help those at the shore in need. A food drive will also be held.
Tickets are $35 in advance and $50 at the door. A limited number of $500 VIP tables are also available.
For more information, contact Chris Paseka at Sugarush, 732-414-9044 or Angela Courtney at Sweetest Sin Boutique at 732-747-3550. And to see a slideshow of photos from last year’s event, take it here.