Bras For The Cause Hunt County presented a blockbuster event in downtown Greenville Thursday evening, delivering an award worthy premier and setting a record-breaking box office performance.
Pud Kearns, one of the Bras For The Cause Hunt County “Big Boobs,” said there was an impressive turnout for the evening, despite a threat of rain which did not arrive until the close of the event.
“I think there were people who kind of freaked out about that, but we had a great crowd anyway,” Kearns said.
Voting on the more than 100 entries for the 11th annual event brought in a total of $127,233.
“Hitting $127,000 was great,” Kearns said.
The night’s proceeds also resulted in Bras For The Cause Hunt County passing the $1 million mark in contributions since the event’s inception.
“We did, we did, we did,” Kearns exclaimed.
The event featured the theme of “Hooray For Brallywood” and multiple businesses along Lee Street housed the movie-related entries. The office of Hunt County Tax Assessor Collector Randy Wineinger on the ground floor of the Paul Mathews Exchange Building at the corner of Lee and Stonewall streets served as a central location, with a pink carpet leading to two giant “Brabies” where supporters of the event and people off the street could be interviewed and “celebrity style.”
The entries featured everything from a “Bralociraptor” from the Stromberg Group, to a “Boob Tube” presented by Crumpton TV, PocaBrantas submitted by Century 21 First Group and “No Cell Left Behind” a game referencing “Toy Story 4” from Hunt Regional Lab Solutions.
A complete list of Brabie Award winners will be posted at the Bras For The Cause Hunt County web site at B4TChuntcounty.com
The event benefitted the Hunt Regional Healthcare Foundation, with proceeds going toward funding the installation of a 4D CT Scanner Simulator at the Jack & Lou Finney Cancer Center.
Bras For the Cause has pledged to spend the proceeds from 2017, 2018 and up to three more annual events toward funding the more than $500,000 cost of the device.
As of this year, the effort had raised almost $470,000 toward the goal.