The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

October 12, 2012

"The bras were extraordinary" at Thursday night event

By Joseph Hamrick
Herald-Banner Staff

GREENVILLE — Janeen Cunningham, volunteer for Bras for the Cause, said the event was so busy that organizers ran out of voting cards.

“We ran out of our $100 voting cards within the first 20 minutes and had to order more,” she said.

The Bras for the Cause event was held on Thursday evening in portions of downtown Greenville. Crowds of people voted on the  bras on display.

“The bras are extraordinary this year,” she said. “They are funny and inspiring. They are certainly something that can challenge us to take our efforts higher.”

According to fellow volunteer Sharon Kroncke, the event serves two purposes.

“There is nobody that is not affected by breast cancer and other cancers,” Kroncke said. “This event not only raises money, but it raises awareness. And that awareness hopefully will save lives.”

Crowds from all ages filled the streets of downtown Greenville, and Cunningham said that encourages her to continue.

“I love the idea of all these generations working together,” she said. “I love seeing families of all ages come and support the community.”

More than $62,535  was raised at the event. And Cunningham said the money will be put to good use.

“Every dollar goes to Janice’s Closet,” she said. “None of the money leaves Hunt County.”

Cunningham said all of the proceeds will go to Janice’s Closet and that no proceeds from the event went toward the cost of holding it.

“The entire event is paid for by our volunteers,” she said.

This is the fourth year of Bras for the Cause. According to Cunningham, she doesn’t see any sign of stopping.

“I will keep working so that no woman in Hunt County goes without supplies she needs to fight breast cancer,” Cunningham said.