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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Blush Haus of Beaute and Cameo 19 Hundred are teaming up to help local women battling breast cancer. Owners of the two local businesses are hosting Barbeque for Boobies, a two-day fundraising event that starts Thursday, July 26 with a kickoff party at Cameo 19 Hundred.
Elisha Wendt, owner of Blush, is the chair of the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation’s Pink Ribbon Project and all proceeds from the fundraiser will go to that group. The NHRMCF Pink Ribbon Project provides mammogram vouchers and comfort bags to local women battling cancer. The comfort bags include a fleece blanket to keep patients warm during chemo treatment, a satin pillow case for women who lose their hair and a journal to help women express their thoughts and feelings through the process.
Elisha’s mother, Donna Ricks, passed her journal down to Elisha when she lost her battle with cancer. The fundraising effort will be held in her memory.
Brian Parke, owner of Cameo 19 Hundred, will host the kickoff party at his restaurant on Thursday, July 26 at 7 p.m. The five-course dinner that will be served at the event is inspired by the color pink (see menu below) and designed by Chef Kirsten Mitchell, who was recently recognized by Food + Wine Magazine for her culinary skills.
WECT’s Frances Weller is the emcee of the event. Wear pink and you are automatically entered for to win some fabulous raffle prizes. Tickets are on sale now for $100 each. They can be purchased at Cameo 19 Hundred or Blush.
Here is the menu for the event:
pink snapper / lemongrass / avocado / radish / grapefruit segments / pink sea salt
seared diver scallops / buffalo mozzarella raviolis / beets / beet greens / pink peppercorn beurre blanc
tea and pink peppercorn marinated pork tenderloin / serrano ham crisp / fresh figs / raspberry hibiscus vinaigrette
seared ahi tuna / summer vegetables and beet couscous / pickled quail eggs / beet puree / fried boursin cheese
summer strawberries / rhubarb / cobbler / rose whip cream / pistachio crumble
On Friday, July 27, the fundraising effort continues with the Barbeque for Boobies at Cameo 19 Hundred. Chef Mitchell is donating her time to make BBQ plates, with food donated from Cameo 19 Hundred and hogs donated from the Herring family, owner of Hog Slats. Plates are $10 each. Volunteers from the Pink Ribbon Project will deliver meals to businesses that purchase 25 meals or more. Also, those who purchase meals can pick them up to-go or dine in at Cameo 19 Hundred starting at 11 a.m.
For additional details, to reserve a ticket for the kickoff party or to order a BBQ plate, call 910-742-3589. For more information on the Pink Ribbon Project, go to this website: http://www.nhhn.org/body.cfm?id=2387
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