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Creating Artistic Bras To Help Fight Breast Cancer

9:41 AM, Aug 24, 2010   |    comments
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WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- In the fight against breast cancer, people have come up with all kinds of clever, novel, and quirky ideas to raise money. And a new fundraiser isn't holding back asking participants to express themselves.

Artists, designers, creative wannabees or anyone who wants to help fight breast cancer; Success in the City, the professional women's answer to the "good ole boys network" in partnership with the Tigerlily Foundation wants you.

They are actually looking for you to enter your bra design in their first annual Cups Full of Hope Bra Art Exhibition and Fundraiser. It's an attention grabbing title aimed at raising awareness and money to support younger women living with breast cancer.

Cynthia De Lorenzi the Founder and CEO of Success in the City said, "[It's really important that we come together and embrace our friends and give women a hand to say we're here, we love you, we're going to get you through this."

The event will take place September 15th, but the deadline to submit a decorated bra is August 27th. The fee is 25-dollars. Bras must be new, padded, cup size 36C with underwire and straps.

Many of the designs submitted come with an inspirational back story Event Chair Barbara Rorer told us.

"One is a garden of hope, faith and love, because everyone woman needs that as they're going through it. There are little words like courage and pride and beauty on it because everyone is beautiful, no matter what."

Every bra entered into the contest is eligible for various prizes and more important grateful thanks of young area breast cancer survivors.
The risk of breast cancer for younger women is very low. But any woman can develop it in her thirties, twenties and sometimes even younger.