Saturday, October 22, 2011

Bras Across the Grand

A benefit for the American Cancer Society was held downtown this morning, the main purpose being to raise breast cancer awareness. People were asked to decorate a bra, either here for a $5.00 donation, or at home, in honor of survivors.
The hope was to have a bra chain reaching from shore to shore, and also break into the Guiness Book of World Records. I’m not sure if both were accomplished but the former certainly looked like it was. 
There was a short program to celebrate the breast cancer survivors who were present. And after they took turns giving their names and the number of years they’ve survived, a group photo was in order. 
Some people may think the whole bra decorating and hanging is in questionable taste (and no, I didn't do one). But at least it's a unique idea that brought people together for a good cause. 
Bikers were also out in force to show their support, and although I think a “save the boobs” t-shirt is a little tacky, their hearts were in the right place.
I'm not sure if they like having their pictures taken, however.