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September 23, 2013

Entries sought for 'Bras for the Cause'

GREENVILLE — Organizers of the 2013 “Bras for the Cause” are looking for anyone who has an idea about how to decorate a brassiere.

Bras for the Cause is an annual fundraising campaign to help support the battle against breast cancer.

Entries are being accepted ahead of the judging event, scheduled for the night of October 10.

Janeen Cunningham, Pud Kearns and Alicia Wittkopf , Bras for the Cause 2013 Chairs, have offered some guidelines to follow for anyone considering being a part of the event, such as:

— Design a “bra” using any theme, materials, ideas, etc. as long as it is “G” rated.  The bra could represent anyone’s  passion, hobby, business, special interests, crazy personality, a pun or play on any word surrounding bras...anything is open as long as it’s in good taste.

— All entries must be “new” creations.  Please do not re-enter a bra that has been previously displayed.

— Start with a real bra of any size or color, a swimsuit top, bustier, etc. or even make one from scratch from any material of  choice.

— Include a title as part of the design—it can be simple, descriptive, funny, touching or otherwise.  A good title helps the voters connect with your creation.

— Provide a way to display it … a lingerie hanger, a “body/mannequin”, frame, or some type of plan to mount it on a wall or grid.

Shameless campaigning ahead of the judging is encouraged. Each $1 buys one vote.

— Bras may be turned in at Landon Winery,2508 Lee Street, on Monday October 7 and Tuesday, October 8, from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.

More than 130 bras were entered during the 2012 Bras for the Cause, which raised more than $62,000.

Proceeds from Bras for the Cause benefits Janice’s Closet through the Hunt Regional Healthcare Foundation, which provides supplies such as wigs and breast prostheses to local breast cancer patients in need.

Additional information on Bras for the Cause can be found on the Calico Cat web page at www.calicocatgreenville.com/bras.

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