The Hot Tatamales have teamed up with Hughie’s Tavern and Grille to raise critically needed funds for breast cancer awareness, prevention, treatment and research.
On Saturday, Feb. 22 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Hughie’s and the Hot Tatamales, a team of the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, will host a benefit at Hughie’s, 1802 W. 18th Street in the Heights.
Come out to help raise lifesaving funds while enjoying food and drinks, music by Obsolete August, a silent auction, raffle and much more.
Hughie’s will donate a generous portion of proceeds from the sale of food and drinks to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, which funds research as well as programs that enable all patients access to quality care.
The silent auction and raffle will include a weekend Galveston getaway, photographs from award-winning photojournalists, gift certificates for local restaurants and businesses and a classic black dress designed by LaTarsha Delmonicole Williams, Houston owner, designer and creative director of Delmonicole Clothing. There also will be artwork and baskets filled with craft beer and premium products from Whitmeyer’s Distilling Co.
Buffy, Oak Forest’s first place cat in the recent Leader Loveables contest, is donating her prizes to the silent auction. The “Cat’s In the Bag” gift package includes everything a cat could desire, plus two bottles of wine with specially designed cat labels.
Guests will have the opportunity to meet author Ronnie Crocker and buy his book, “Houston Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in the Bayou City.” Crocker, a veteran Houston Chronicle editor and writer and Beer, TX blogger, will sign copies of the book and donate a portion of sales to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.
Shop for handmade jewelry by Gulshan Rahman, a Heights resident and member of the Hot Tatamales team. Her collection benefiting the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer includes pink ribbon earrings and pink survivor bracelets.
Shoe lovers can help raise funds to find a cure for breast cancer while shopping for stilettos and accessories. Shoe Bar Houston, a mobile shoe boutique, will be parked next to Hughie’s from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
“Every three minutes, there is a new diagnosis of invasive breast cancer. That means that just during the hours of the Hughie’s and Shoe Bar Houston events, 120 people will be diagnosed,” said Meredith Raine, Oak Forest resident and team captain of the Hot Tatamales.
“We are so grateful to all our local partners who are supporting the Hot Tatamales. Together, we are taking action to raise funds that will help those patients and hopefully one day put a stop to breast cancer entirely,” she said. “We are all in it to end it.”
The majority of funds being raised for Houston’s Avon Walk for Breast Cancer April 12-13 will remain in the area, benefiting local women and Houston-area breast cancer programs and services.
For more information, visit tatamales.com, ‘like’ www.facebook.com/tatamales or follow at twitter.com/HotTatamales. To make a tax-deductible donation, visit http://info.avonfoundation.org/goto/hottatamales. For additional details about the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, visit www.avonwalk.org.