Well on its way to earning the label “Red Bank tradition,” the fourth annual cancer awareness-raiser Go Naked and Check Yourself took over the Downtown Sunday evening, offering raffles, entertainment and eyecandy for a cause. redbankgreen was there, naturally. We’ve got more photos after the jump… (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge)
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It’s the fundraiser known as Go Naked and Check Yourself — the fourth annual edition of which takes to the Downtown on Sunday, the latest in a series that’s collected over $35,000 toward raising awareness of detectable forms of cancer and promoting simple self-examination procedures.
It’s an annual event that addresses a serious, life-and-death sort of topic: bringing awareness to detectable forms of cancer, and promoting simple self-examination procedures.
It’s also a “fun and flirty” night on the town in which attendees mingle, enjoy drink specials, bid on prizes and share close proximity with “lingerie and boxer clad models…no nudity of course.”
A partnership between two Red Bank retail businesses — Chris Paseka’s cupcake emporium Sugarush, and Angela Courtney’s lingerie purveyor Sweetest Sin Boutique — with the Two River Times, the fundraiser known as Go Naked and Check Yourself comes to red restaurant & lounge for the first time on the evening of November 24, in the third edition of an event that’s raised more than $20,000 for local and national cancer charities, and which has sold out in each of the past two years.
Supporters packed Teak Restaurant for the second edition of Go Naked & Check Yourself on Sunday. (Photos by Rebecca Desfosse.)
By: REBECCA DESFOSSE
Sugarush cupcakes and Sweetest Sin have done it again. Teak Restaurant was nearly busting at the seams for the second sold-out Go Naked and Check Yourself cancer fundraiser and awareness raiser Sunday night.
Waitresses passed around food, cocktails, and minicupcakes. Lingerie and underwear models, in various states of undress, sold raffle tickets. But partiers werent there for the models, of course: they were there to learn how to check themselves for detectable cancers of the skin, testicles and breasts.
Friday, November 16
RED BANK: Free yoga session at the Red Bank Public Library by Amy Richardson at 1 p.m. No registration required, bring your own mat. 84 West Front Street.
MIDDLETOWN: The main library invites children ages 5 through 9 for arts and crafts time at 4 p.m.. Kids will create their own Thankful Tree to use in their holiday celebrations. Cost is free but online registration is required. 55 New Monmouth Road.
RED BANK: Jersey Shore musicians Joel Krauss and Harry Filkin will play several sets at Basil Ts at 7 p.m.. 183 Riverside Avenue.
MIDDLETOWN: To coincide with the Middletown Arts Center‘s hosting of An Exhibition and Sale Celebrating the 85th Anniversary of the duCret School of Art, painter Michael Donato will present a lecture and demonstration at 7 p.m. that highlights ‘a monochromatic underpainting technique that is the first stage of a painting process used during the Renaissance period.’ The exhibit will remain on display at the MAC gallery through November 26. Free admission. 36 Church Street.
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 cause was cancer prevention, and the nearly naked male and female models were there for educational purposes swear!
Go Naked and Check Yourself, a soiree thrown together by Red Bank’s Sugarush cupcakes and Sweetest Sin lingerie, drew some 250 partiers to Teak Restaurant on Sunday, all there to learn how to check themselves for detectable cancers of the skin, testicles and breasts.
Miss New Jersey 2012, Michelle Leonardo of Tinton Falls, added some tiara power. redbankgreen was there, too, naturally, to capture the flavor and flashes of flesh. Hey, it’s our duty.