Brandy Lien Worrall: cop a feel for a good cause

One of Vancouver's more inspirational residents, Brandy Lien Worrall, has come up with an original fundraising idea.

Tonight at the Rhizome Cafe at 317 East Broadway from 5:00 to 7:00, there will be boob casts -- yes, you read that correctly -- casts of boobs, Brandy's boobs, for kids of all ages to decorate.

Last summer, Brandy was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 31. She has endured aggressive chemotherapy and radiation treatments, and is scheduled to have a double mastectomy on April 15, so she's holding an event as a sendoff to her breasts.

People can sign "Brandy's Boob Book", and 100 percent of all donations will be passed along to cancer organizations.

Brandy is a beloved figure among the Chinese Canadian community for coaching, tutoring, and basically doing whatever it took to ensure that a whole lot of people wrote their family histories.

For anyone interested in learning more about breast cancer, the Canadian Cancer Society has a Breast Cancer Navigation Map on its Web site.

Meanwhile, on Thursday (April 10), the Georgia Straight will publish columnist Dave Watson's fourth segment in his personal cancer diary, which he is calling "Rambling Into Eternity".

Here are Dave's previous articles about his battle with cancer:

Rambling into eternity isn't what I expected
Rambling into eternity: Part 2
Rambling into eternity: Part 3