Miss Hooters International, Janet Layug talks exclusively to GAFollowers.com while in Atlanta about the #SupportOurHooters campaign and more.
If you stop by your neighborhood Hooters in the next few weeks, you will notice something a little different.
The color PINK.
At every Hooters, it’s all about their #SupportOurHooters campaign and the fight against breast cancer, and you will notice the color pink everywhere.
Most people know someone that has been affected by this horrible disease, so October has once again been designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month across the U.S.
The newly crowned Miss Hooters International 2014, Janet Layug of Lakeland, Florida is helping lead the charge.
“I’ve been with Hooters for seven years now and 70% of our employees are women, so hits close to us,” explained Layug, talking to GAFollowers.com at her calendar signing on Friday at the Hooters of Cumberland. “We are looking to raise $500,000 this year for breast cancer research.”
With the crowd at Cumberland, they appear to be well on their way.
Through the years, Hooters Girls have worked hard and raised more than $2 million to support the cause, a lot of it through a grant in name of Kelly Jo Dowd. Dowd is one of the original Hooters Girls and she appeared on the cover of the 1995 Hooters Calendar.
Layug said she met Dowd over seven years ago and it resonated with her.
“She was very adamant about women getting checked out and early detection.”
To help spread awareness for the #SupportOurHooters campaign, the 2015 Hooters Calendar Girls are touring the country making appearances and signing autographs at select Hooters locations.
Layug said Atlanta is the first stop on the calendar tour, and she will also be heading to Los Angeles, St. Louis, New York, and Dallas.
“I’m excited and passionate about this campaign.” added Layug, who is also a fitness model. “While I don’t know anyone who currently is fighting breast cancer, I knew a few Hooters employees that were battling it.”
Layug wanted to make GAFollowers.com readers know how they can help.
– Use the #hashtag, #SupportOurHooters in the fight against breast cancer!
2015 Hooters Calendar Tour
For every 2015 Hooters Calendar purchased in 2014, $1 will benefit breast cancer research. The Hooters Calendar Girls are touring the U.S. to sign autographs and encourage others to Support Our Hooters, check out which markets are up next at www.HootersCalendar.com!
Do you have a friend or loved one affected by breast cancer? Download a poster at http://Support.Hooters.com and write in who you support to share a photo via social media channels with the #SupportOurHooters hashtag.
Pink “Give a HOOT” Bracelets
These bracelets are available for a minimum $3 donation at all Hooters locations during October! We want America to give a HOOT and wear them with pride to show who they’re fighting for. Guests can also “PINK UP” or round up their checks to add a donation to their receipts.
Hooters Top 5 Reminders for Early Breast Cancer Detection
Hooters wants to raise a ton of money for The V Foundation for Cancer Research, but spreading the word about early detection is so important to continue the legacy of beloved Hooters Girl, Kelly Jo Dowd, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2007. That’s why Layug as 2014 Miss Hooters International and 2015 Hooters Calendar Cover Girl, compiled the “Hooters Girl to Girl Checklist” with five prevention reminders that are meant to be words of encouragement.
You can check out Layug’s list here:
When you come out to Hooters to #SupportOurHooters, take a look at the menu filled with old favorites and healthy options.
Layug said when she’s looking stay fit and healthy, she opts for the steamed shrimp or grilled fish, but when she wants to indulge, it’s the Buffalo shrimp and the original hot wings.
“There are plenty of healthy options on the menu,” adds Layug. “Of course there is chicken and salads, but also gluten-free options.”
Join Layug and Hooters and their mission to raise money for breast cancer research.
“At Hooters, we are very approachable and friendly. I get asked by girls all the time what it takes to be a Hooter’s Girl,” said Layug. “I tell them to be yourself, be confident and be serious.”
Hooters is serious about raising money in honor of Kelly Jo Dowd, so get out to your local Hooters and do your part.