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Thursday, October 20,2011

Briefs | Buds for boobies

Buds for boobies

In response to the alarming rate at which breast cancer rates have been increasing in recent decades, and to protest conventional treatments, a local nonprofit is raising money to fund non-toxic and safe breast cancer research and prevention education.

And Oct. 25, the Boulder Theater will house a decorative bra auction and educational symposium to benefit the cause.

Cannabis For Breast Cancer Research is the first project of The Natural Medicine Initiative For Cancer Research, a nonprofit demanding that research dollars be aimed at non-toxic and safe cancer research. The group says researchers are seeing significant results with particular cannabis extracts when using in vitro and animal studies. The project aims to provide female medical marijuana patients who have varying stages of breast cancer free access to cannabis while studying its healing effects.

At the Boulder Theater event, “Buds for Boobies,” attendees will learn about the efficacy of medical marijuana while enjoying live music and performance art, including an aerial performance. About 25 models adorned in decorative bras will take the stage, and 50 bras will be auctioned.

The entry fee is a $15 donation; tickets may be purchased from the Boulder Theater online, at Flower Of Life Healing Arts, or at the door.

For more information, contact Jessica McStravick at 303-444-1183 or email jessica@cannabisforbreastcancer.org.

Tour of open space

PLAN-Boulder County’s annual Tour d’Open Space will begin at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 30 at the Dowdy Draw Trailhead near Eldorado Springs.

It consists of a 38-mile bicycle ride and a 7.5-mile walk in a loop around the periphery of the City of Boulder’s Open Space holdings.

It traverses Marshall Mesa, the Flatirons property, Teller Farms, Whiterocks, Gunbarrel Hill, the Boulder Reservoir property, Boulder Valley Ranch, Wonderland Hills and 4th Street, with a final leg on the Mesa Trail. Those who want to do the bike ride only can lock their bikes at Chautauqua and arrange for a car shuttle back to Dowdy Draw.

There will be no rain or snow date postponement. Riders will be required to wear helmets, and participate at their own risk. A simple map will be provided, but there will no route directions provided on the ride itself. PLAN-Boulder County will host a table at Chautauqua on the lawn (weather permitting) with some snacks and beverages.

RSVP to advocate@planboulder.org so that organizers can get an estimate of how many people to expect.

A 10-year fiesta

Intercambio: Uniting Communities will host its 10th annual world party, La Fiesta, at 7 p.m. Oct. 22.

The event will be held at the Boulder Elks Lodge, located at 3975 28th St. in Boulder.

La Fiesta will feature live music, ethnic cuisine and drinks. Intercambio will also hold a silent auction featuring donations from Boulder County retailers.

All proceeds are used to help the organization fulfill its mission to build understanding, respect and friendship across cultures through educational and intercultural opportunities.

Advance tickets are available for $15 dollars at the Intercambio office, located at 4735 Walnut St., Suite B., in Boulder. Tickets are also available at the Intercambio Longmont Office, located at 515 Kimbark St., Ste. 103, the Boulder Theater Box Office, Casa Alvarez, and Restaurante 100% Mexicano. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $25.

La Fiesta originated in 2001, and has since drawn more than 1,200 people each year. For more information about donating or the event itself, visit Intercambio’s website at www.intercambioweb.org.

Respond: letters@boulderweekly.com

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