There are some parties that are too good to miss, and The Beyond Pink Designer Fashion Show is definitely one of those events. This fundraiser promises to be “The best time you’ll have saving a life” and it delivers on both fronts. It absolutely is the most fun you will have at a charity event and 100% of the proceeds go to helping local women have access to life-saving breast disease detection.

The duo behind The Beyond Pink Designer Bra Fashion Show is Charlie Brewer and Karla Porter. These powerhouse women got together seven years ago and decided to create an event that would make it possible for women to not just fight breast cancer after a diagnosis, but provide all women with access to a stronger tool for assessing their risk. That tool is thermography, which uses infrared detectors to screen for breast cancer. According to their website, Beyond Pink is dedicated to providing information on breast thermography, risk assessment, early detection, prevention and ultimately the preservation of the breast and the survival of women.

The evening started out with a silent auction full of fantastic packages. While guests perused the auction items, they enjoyed buffet appetizers as well as passed trays of mouthwatering bites. The libations were flowing with complimentary wine and a nicely stocked bar. The photo booth, sponsored by the Kalispel Tribe of Indians and Northern Quest Resort and Casino, was a big hit with a line most of the night.

Once the bidding closed on the silent auction tables, the real show started. This is a fashion show like no other. To say that women simply designed a bra for each auction package would be very misleading. The 12 designers had an entire themed outfit paired with a live auction package. Every designer’s contribution was a show unto itself, each one more outrageous than the last.

This show is very personal for many of the designers that participate. Patricia McClain Osborne has been a designer for Beyond Pink from the beginning. The work this organization does is very close to her heart, as her sister passed away earlier this year after a long fight with cancer. Each of the seven years, her designs have centered around butterflies to honor her sister. This year is the last installment of the Butterfly series and she will find new inspiration for next year’s show. Ms. Osborne feels so passionate about what Beyond Pink is doing because, as she says “There is nothing to solve once it’s (cancer) there. We need to get ahead of it and stop it in its tracks.”

The overwhelming feeling of the night was all about empowering women and fighting breast cancer. That feeling was all over the room- from the pink tuxedos and ties worn by men to obvious support each of the designers had for one another. And every person in attendance was clearly having a great time.

This party is, indeed, the best time you will have saving a life.