The tatas you save may be your own |

The tatas you save may be your own

Rootz Salon will be hosting the third annual Pink Party for the Cure benefit Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Gore Range Brewery. The event will feature drink and food specials, live music from Hustle, a raffle and a silent auction with all proceeds going to the Vail Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Group, which strives to ease the financial and emotional burdens of local women battling breast cancer. It’s a night to come out and have a good time for a great cause. The grand prize is a seven-night stay in a boutique beach condo in Belize. The grand prize will be announced at 8:30 p.m., and the winner must be present. Other items include spa treatments, a handmade longboard, laser hair treatments, fly-fishing trips, a free mammogram and a weekend in one of Prudential’s properties. The Gore Range Brewery will be donating 25 percent of all food and drink specials.

Honey, you’ve never looked better than you will Monday night with a pink streak in your hair and a pink drink in your hand.

The Breast Cancer Awareness Month trail stops at the Gore Range Brewery Monday for the annual Save the Tatas event.

It’s a fundraiser by the folks at Rootz Salon for the Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group. They’re the ocal people who raise money to help women in need with breast cancer screening at the Shaw Regional Cancer Center.

This is the third year Jamie Chadwick and Rootz Salon have helped Save the Tatas.

“It’s always been important to me, and when we opened Rootz three years ago we kept it going,” Chadwick said.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

Save the Tatas being put together by some of the same people who are coordinating this month’s Get Pretty in Pink. That one includes 22 local spas and salons offering ways to get involved by getting beautiful.

“This October, we want the ladies of Eagle County to get pretty and make a difference,” said Kim Sharkey, the director of development for Shaw Regional Cancer Center.

Later this month, Oct. 15, staff at the Dusty Boot and Luigi’s in Eagle will strap on pink “Kickin’ Cancer” T-shirts, (Boot and Kickin’ Cancer. Get it?) Lunch and dinner proceeds go to the cause.

It’s all part of the month-long drive to increase public awareness about the disease, and how early detection and treatment increases survival chances.

“With the community’s help, we can raise awareness and support for women who otherwise don’t have access to care. Raising awareness and helping women get in a program for screening is important because the five-year survival rate for breast cancer detected early is 98 percent.”

The American Cancer Society recommends women start annual mammograms at 40. Women with breast cancer in their family history should start 10 years prior to the age their relative was diagnosed. So if your mom was diagnosed at 40, you should start getting mammograms at 30.

Staff Writer Randy Wyrick can be reached at 970-748-2935 or

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