COLUMBIA — More than 100 bras will line the hallways and lobby at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center next week when it holds its first Decorate-a-Bra Contest to raise money to fight breast cancer.
A silent auction of the decorated bras and a wine and cheese reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m Tuesday in the cancer center's main lobby. Admission is $20 per person or $15 per person for groups of 10 or more.
What: Decorate-a-Bra silent auction and reception
When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m Tuesday
Where: Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, 115 Business Loop 70 W.
Tickets: $20 per person or $15 per person for groups of 10 or more
All funds raised will support breast cancer projects at Ellis Fischel.
“We’re hoping to raise a lot of funds for our program,” said Edlyn Donovan, supervisor of Ellis Fischel Cancer Center Auxiliary. The auxiliary is sponsoring the event.
There were no official rules to decorating the bras, so participants had the opportunity to let their imaginations run wild.
The bras will be judged in five categories:
- “A” cup is artful
- “B” cup is bodacious
- “C” cup is cancer-themed
- “D” cup is delightful
- “F” cup is funny
There have been 133 entries submitted from throughout Columbia and mid-Missouri for the contest.
The first-place winners will receive blue ribbons and gift baskets of prizes donated by Columbia restaurants and shops. The highest bidders will be able to take home the decorated bras and certificates to show that they donated.
“Sometimes cancer can be a little depressing, but this has been a lot of fun for patients as well as staff,” Donovan said.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call 884-7676.