Ladies, friends and neighbors, get your glue guns ready! It’s time for Bras for a Cause at Baylor Medical Center at Irving.
Luv’ em or hate them, these over-the-top decorated brassieres are works of art, or maybe I should say, works of fun. Individuals, teams of nurses, medical office employees and cancer survivors make time to express their individuality with these undergarments every year.
Of course, there are stories behind these works of fun. A clinician pharmacist who serves up those chemo cocktails to treat breast cancer, entered a bra creation called, “City Tiddies” last year (see photo above). Using small street bumps as bra cups and flattened bicycle tires for straps, she constructed one wicked-looking bra suitable for a roving female superhero to wear. And isn’t a breast cancer survivor a unique kind of superhero after all?
On the flip side, last year’s “Grandmother’s Pearls,” showcased a traditional bra all dolled up with hand-glued pearls, tiny black feathers and pink and black polka dot satin fabric.
So buy a cheap, plain bra and let your imagination run amok. Decorate a bra to fit one of these categories:
- Most creative
- Most fashionable
- Most educational
- Best of all bras
See last year’s creations for yourself, by visiting our “Bras for a Cause” photo album on Facebook. Let us know what you think!
For more information about entering this year’s contest, please contact Jo Darling, RN, breast cancer navigator, Baylor Irving at email@example.com or call 972-579-4310.
All entries must be turned into Baylor Irving Cancer Center by Monday, Oct. 3.
And while you’re at it, don’t forget to schedule your mammogram, too. Last year, Baylor Irving clinicians performed more than 13,000 screening mammograms with the goal of finding breast cancer early when a tumor is small and treatable.
This blog post was contributed by Susan Hall, senior marketing and public relations consultant, Baylor Health Care System.