CLEARWATER, Fla., Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2018 Hooters Calendar showcasing talented, beautiful and world-famous Hooters Girls is hosting their National Tour to help raise money in support of breast cancer research. After raising $725,000 in the fight against breast cancer in 2016, Hooters is setting the bar even higher with a goal of $1 million during the month of October.
The 2018 Hooters Calendar features Miss Hooters International and Hooters Calendar cover girl Chelsea Morgensen from Hollywood, California. Hooters Calendar Girls will accompany Morgensen as they travel all over the country for autograph sessions, charity outreach and community events. The Hooters Calendar National Tour includes 2-3 day stops to over 30 cities including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Phoenix, Miami, Orlando, New York City, New Orleans and St. Louis. For a full schedule, visit hooters.com/tour.
The Hooters Calendar is part of Hooters #GiveAHoot fundraising efforts during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Calendars are currently available at all Hooters locations with $1 of every calendar sale going to Breast Cancer Research.
Kelly Jo Dowd, one of the original Hooters Girls, graced the cover of the 1995 Hooters Calendar and worked her way up the Hooters ranks to manager of the Palm Harbor location, inspired this effort. In 2002, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and despite radical and aggressive treatment; on May 24, 2007, Hooters suffered a tremendous loss with her passing. Through this struggle, she was courageous, becoming an advocate for early detection, education and fundraising in the battle against breast cancer.
Hooters Girls have raised over $4.7 million over the years to support breast cancer research, much of it through the Kelly Jo Dowd Breast Cancer Research Fund benefitting the V Foundation for Cancer Research. Since 1993, the V Foundation has funded more than $170 million in cancer research grants nationwide. The V Foundation awards 100 percent of direct donations to cancer research and programs. The V Foundation's endowment covers administrative expenses. For more information on the V Foundation or to make a donation, please visit jimmyv.org.
"We are excited for this year's Hooters Calendar and the National Tour and look forward to supporting Hooters goal of raising $1 million for breast cancer research," said Chuck Melcher, owner and publisher of the Hooters Calendar.
Over 200 Hooters Girls from 10 Countries are featured throughout the Hooters Calendar. For a full list of 2018 Hooters Calendar Tour stops and schedule of events, visit https://www.hooters.com/tour or follow Twitter.com/Hooters, Facebook.com/Hooters, Instagram.com/Hooters, Twitter.com/HootersCalendar, Facebook.com/HootersCalendar, Instagram.com/HootersCalendar.
For more information about the Hooters #GiveAHoot fundraising campaign, visit hooters.com/give. To find the nearest Hooters location to make a donation or attend a fundraising event, visit hooters.com/locations.
Ilona Wolpin, Anoli Management / Hooters Calendar
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