4 years ago, she heard that one of her friend's girlfriends had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She decided to throw a fundraiser for this person that she didn't even know. She had heard of women in different cities throwing these events called "Paint the Ta-Tas" where women would get together, and paint each others' breasts. Pictures would be taken of the art and then auctioned off. Ashley and a few of her friends got together and did this. There were maybe 10 pictures at the first event. At the painting parties, Ashley said to them that if she ever had cancer she expected all of them to throw a fundraiser for her.
Months later, Ashley had a tumor behind her heart and had to go through treatments. A year to the day later we were throwing the exact same event for Ashley.
This is Ashley with her 2 adorable girls at her fundraiser.
The "Paint the Ta-Tas" event is in its' 4th year here in Knoxville and is bigger than ever with over 100 women getting painted. Mindy and I have always bought art at these fundraisers but we had never actually participated.
We decided to suck it up this year, forget our insecurites and just did it.
Luckily our amazing friend Jamie Skull was one of the painters and she painted us both.(And did a phenomenal job)
I had the idea to have a local Knoxville landmark painted on me.
I just happen to drink JFG coffee every morning.
Mindy got my bar's logo.
The pictures will be auctioned off the first Friday in June. I will be sure to let you all know how it goes.