June 29, 2008
Hooters Girls Lather Up For A Good Cause - Host Free Car Wash For Breast Cancer Awareness And Research
Jacksonville, Florida (The Weekly Vice) -- This weekend, Hooters (and those insatiable Hooters girls) hosted a car wash for breast cancer research and awareness. Lather up!
You may know that Hooters has great chicken wings. You may also know that Hooters brings them to you with via a perky blond/brunette clad in a tiny orange outfit that makes even the most ardent non-tipper pony up.
What you may not know, however, is that Hooters has developed an long, consistent history of supporting breast cancer research and early detection awareness.
Let me be clear. We aren't referring to one or two little publicity stunts, aimed at simply putting a happy face on a restaurant chain that has faced it's share of controversies over it's theme. The restaurant chain has invested real time and major dollars towards increasing awareness and funding research towards the breast cancer cause.
Hooters entered the breast cancer fight in large scale after one of their own, Hooters Calender Girl Kelly Jo Dowd, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002. Although Dowd passed away in 1997, the company has continued her cause through hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations, million dollar grant funds and various walk-a-thons and activities like this weekend's car wash.
Saturday's car wash was free, although donations were encouraged, with the proceeds going to the Kelly Jo. Down Breast Cancer Research Fund.
We'd like to thank the girls who donated their time to the event and wish them MANY happy returns. Great work girls!
The Weekly Vice