How it began
Judy Shoulak was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2011. After her emotional battle with the disease, she wanted to use her resources to help others affected by it. She teamed up with her rockstar family and the rest is history!
Since 2011, the Shoulak Family has hosted an annual outdoor music festival called BreastFest. Taking place on the family farm in rural Corcoran, Minnesota, these events raise money for breast cancer awareness, research and education, support, treatment, and a cure.
Pictured: Judy Shoulak with husband Jim and children (left to right) Joe, Jake, and Sarah.
What it is
Hosted rain or shine in mid-September, the festival consists of eight hours of live music from local Minnesota bands (and even some Shoulaks themselves). Attire is picnic casual and activities include an inflatable bounce-house for children, a marketplace with vendors, and silent and live auctions.
Money is collected from the following areas:
- Meal tickets
- Raffle tickets
- On-site vendor sales (handmade gifts & more!)
- Silent/live auction items
- Personal donations
All funds raised go to our Charitable Partners:
- Breast Cancer Education Association (BCEA)
- The Hope Chest
- Park Nicollet Foundation
- Piper Breast Cancer Emergency Fund
- Susan G. Komen Minnesota
- The Firefly Sisterhood
- The Angel Foundation
Learn more about these charities HERE
WHAT TO EXPECT
Fear not, first-timers… here’s what you’ll see at the festival.
Plenty of Food catered from local restaurants. Be sure to purchase a meal ticket when you enter the festival!
Handmade Goodies for sale at the numerous booths in the “BreastFest Marketplace.”
Amazing Music performed by Minnesota musicians who donate their time and talent to support our cause. Learn more HERE
Kids’ Activities from face-painting to a giant pink castle bounce-house, feel free to bring the little ones with you!
Fun Surprises like llamas to take selfies with… You’ll never know what to expect!
Survivor Ceremony with guest speakers and an awesome dance party to celebrate survivors of all cancers. Learn more HERE
Silent Auction prizes which include sports memorabilia, home goods, handmade items, bikes, barware and much more! Donate your goods HERE
Live Auction items so good you’ll be jumping up to bid. Be ready for fierce competition for these great prizes.
WHO KEEPS IT RUNNING
If you’ve been to BreastFest, you’ve probably seen these faces.
The Shoulak Family started the event, but it takes the Core Team to keep it running! The folks below handle everything from logistics to outreach and so much more. Without them, the festival would not be the same!
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