TPAN Barlesque Winners Announced


“Strip-a-thon” raises almost $26,000; 

Winner is Mark from Jackhammer


Contestants representing a dozen Chicago
bars and restaurants competed for the title of “Chicago’s Sexiest,” in Test Positive Aware
Network’s (TPAN) fifth Bar-lesque fundraising event and online strip-a-thon
which took place during the month of November. Bars competing in the contest included
Avenue Tavern, Downtown Bar and Lounge, DS Tequila, Co., Halsted’s Bar and
Grill, Hydrate, Jackhammer, The Lucky Horseshoe Lounge, Minibar, The North End,
Sidetrack, Taverna 750, and Touché. In total, the bars and contestants raised
$25,841 to support TPAN’s HIV programs and services.


The online competition ended promptly at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November
30. The winner was named shortly after midnight on Saturday, December 1st
at the Closing/Victory Party held at The North End. Contestant Mark,
representing Jackhammer, was named “Chicago’s
Sexiest,” for raising $8,297
,(photo 1)  the most ever raised by a single contestant in
the contest’s five-year history. 

The runner-up was Edwin, representing Avenue
 (photo 2) who raised $4,558.

Third place went to Kenny,(my favorite bartender – at one of my favorite bars! photo 3) representing DowntownBar and Lounge, who raised $3,130.

For more information about the 12
contestants and to see their sexy photos, visit Donations are
still accepted online, but will not affect the contest winners.

 WATCH for CHICAGO TAKES OFF 2013!  The sexiest show of the year that ALWAYS sells out!!!



About TPAN

TPAN is the
oldest peer-led HIV/AIDS social service organization in Chicago. TPAN’s mission is to empower
everyone living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS to live open, healthy, and
productive lives. TPAN delivers innovative peer-led support programs and
collaborative wellness services and communicates accurate, comprehensive
information. TPAN will do so until HIV/AIDS is eradicated.