AAFT sponsors ‘Booze for Boobs’ pub crawl

Patricia Peterson / Washburn Review

One organization will be hosting an upcoming event to benefit a cause close to the hearts of some Washburn community members.

The American Advertising Federation of Topeka will be sponsoring “Booze for Boobs,” a Pub Crawl, starting at 5 p.m. October 9, at Quinton’s Bar and Deli. All the proceeds will be donated in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and AAFT will be contributing all the money they make to the Race Against Breast Cancer, Inc.

The AAFT is comprised of many different groups of advertising agencies and local media. Brie Engelken, account manager for advertising agency Jones Huyett Partners, in Topeka is in charge of handling day-to-day activities of the group as well as the “Booze for Boobs” pub-crawl.

The RABC is a 501C (3) non-profit organization that since 1991, has been committed to fighting breast cancer in Shawnee County. They are the only group that provides free mammograms to qualified women who work and live in Topeka and the six surrounding counties. They also host an annual 5K walk, and receive donations from various organizations and individuals.  RABC is a separate organization from Susan G. Komen or the American Cancer Society, who are their own independent group in the Shawnee County area.

“[It’s] a really good way to support breast cancer and have a good time,” said Sarah Laing, junior. “It’s also a good way to get young people involved.”

Sign in begins at Quinton’s Bar and Deli who is the sponsor bar at 4:30 p.m. and ends at 5 p.m. so don’t be late. The crawl will involve two additional locations, Skinny’s Sports Bar and Grill, and Bullfrog’s Live. Each participant will receive their t-shirt, drink tickets, and their rotation agenda which will tell you where to be and when you need to be there. For a list of specific times check out the AAFT Facebook page, there you can also join the group and get updates on the different events they sponsor. The crawl will go until about 8:30 p.m. and will end at Quinton’s Bar and Deli where awards will be distributed for the challenge winner(s).

“I am always happy to serve people here at Quinton’s,” said sophomore Washburn University student Morgan Peacock, who is a waitress at Quinton’s Bar and Deli. “Especially anything for a good cause is always fun!”

The cost is only $30 per person, and $200 for a group of eight people. Registration will include a T-shirt and three drink tickets each person, and a schedule for the various advertising-themed challenges along the way. You can contact her at [email protected] if you have any questions about the pub crawl.  AAFT holds regular luncheons on trends in advertising and is currently trying to grow membership, move forward and provide information on media trends in the industry. “I don’t think some people can understand how fast paced you move during the day.” Brie Engelken said when asked about her job with Jones Huyett Partners. “If you are impatient [like me] that is great!”