The inaugural #nakedespy took place in 2010 when the proprietor of espy Megan Szanik’s dad was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. Wondering what she and espy could do to raise awareness for others affected by a cancer diagnosis in the community the concept of #nakedespy was born.
It would be a fun event where guys would raise not only money but awareness about men’s health for the Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre. In turn, as a reward for their fundraising efforts, they would receive over $1,000 of clothes as a gift from espy. This would be an all-day men’s event with the guys parading around the neighbourhood in their underwear before coming back to espy to get fitted in their new clothes. The idea took off and by the second year, men were begging to take part.
Tickets to attend the event are $20 and can be bought in-store at espy. Please note that the #nakedtodressed party is 18+ as alcohol will be served and burlesque performances may not suitable for minors.
All proceeds and donations go directly to the Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre and will be used right here in Calgary to support education, awareness, and ground-breaking research. Funds raised go to assist the Southern Alberta Institute of Urology in its mission to improve diagnostic techniques and treatment options, enhance patient quality of life, along with ultimately finding a cure for prostate cancer and prostate-related diseases.
This year our participants were able to surpass their fundraising goal of $37,000 and raise a total of $52,985.85 for the Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre.
You can donate to the Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre at any time HERE.