Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Laurieann Callahan said she was amazed by the turnout—and the high price paid for one particular bachelor.
After weeks of work and worry, Laurieann Callahan said her first stab at organizing a bachelor auction for charity went off without a hitch—although one or two of the guys up for bid might have been sans shirts by the time they were claimed. "They were dancing, they had props—some of them took off their shirts," she said laughingly of the gentlemen who offered themselves for dates or manual labor last weekend to help raise money for the Avon Walk For Breast Cancer 2012. The Cecil Township woman said she'd hoped the fun-filled night at the Canonsburg VFW Post 191 would reel in at least $1,400, but it didn't. Nope. Not even close. All totaled, she said Saturday's event raised almost $4,000. And while all the gentlemen up for bids were …
Monday, October 17, 2011
A Canonsburg woman invites you to a bachelor auction to benefit the Avon Walk For Breast Cancer 2012.
Meet Laurieann Callahan, breast cancer awareness crusader. Or if you see her this weekend, you can call her Pimp Pinkie. She’ll be the one in the pink dress, flanked by 15 studs. “I like to do the fun stuff,” she said with a laugh in regard to her upcoming bachelor auction for breast cancer. Callahan recently hosted a bar crawl to benefit the Avon Walk For Breast Cancer 2012, and came up with the concept for her newest fundraising venture while palling around with friends. “I said, ‘I think I’ll sell men,’” she explained. And finding willing bachelors ended up being an easier task than she first imagined. Especially after her best friend’s son, Justin Fee, jumped in as the first guy up for grabs. “I found it hard at first to ask, but then …
Monday, August 15, 2011
A Canonsburg woman and her crew raised more than a $1,000 for charity Saturday.
Laurieann Callahan said she couldn't have been more thrilled—or thankful—for the supporters who came out to her first-ever Canonsburg Crawl or Breast Cancer. Callahan, a Canonsburg resident, organized the event that had participants hopping from one establishment to another for a little liquid refreshment and camaraderie Saturday to raise money for a cancer walk she is participating in. And she said the outpouring of support came in many forms. "It was a great day," she said. "While we were walking, a guy in a truck turned around, rolled down his window and handed me $20! He didnt even say anything, and drove on his way!" The group raised more than $1,000, Callhan said.