Breast Intentions of Illinois will host its Fall “Boobie Bingo” event Friday, October 20, 2017 to raise money to help offset daily living costs for breast cancer patients and their families.

Boobie Bingo will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Cantigny Post 367, 826 Horseshoe Drive, Joliet. Tickets are $25 at the door.

Gift baskets and designer purses will be raffled and given away.

Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. for a fabulous fish and chicken dinner, or participants may also bring their own snacks. The Bingo hall doors open at 5 p.m.

Boobie Bingo is open to everyone 18 years old or older. Children under 18 are not allowed. ***If you plan to come early to save spots for friends, bingo cards must be purchased to save their places. Bingo cards are non-refundable

All net proceeds of all Breast Intentions events help provide crisis intervention for people facing financial hardship as they battle breast cancer.

Breast Intentions is a unique organization that helps families suffering through breast cancer pay their daily living expenses.

Since its inception in 2010, Breast Intentions of Illinois has raised and donated $119,000 to help 60 breast cancer patients with rent, utility bills, medical and cosmetic needs, groceries, car payments, gas cards and insurance.

The group formed in New Jersey in 2007 when two cousins saw the devastating effects of breast cancer on two family members were diagnosed with advanced breast cancer.

Lou Ann Peck, an executive assistant at Midland States Bank in Joliet read about the national group in a magazine article. She was so moved and inspired that she decided to form Breast Intentions of Illinois.

The goal of Breast Intentions is simple, yet vital, Peck said.

“There are many wonderful organizations doing great things to try to cure breast cancer,” she said.

“In the meantime, the patients and their families still have to live their lives. The bills don’t go away just because you have breast cancer. In fact, they usually get worse because the patient often cannot work,” Peck said.

“That’s where Breast Intentions comes in,” she said. “We do our best to help make a tough situation a little bit easier.”

For more information, please call Peck at 630-254-6031, or visit the Breast Intentions of Illinois web site at www.illinois.breastintentions.org