Eighth Annual Bras for the Cause Oct. 13
Less than one month is left before Bras for the Cause takes over downtown Greenville with its “B4TC Y’all” theme. This year’s event will take place Thursday, Oct. 13 when bra makers and voters will don cowboy hats and join forces for an evening of fun and giving with a Texas twist.
Each year, creative minds from across Hunt County and its surrounding communities come together in hopes of raising awareness and money for cancer patients. Now in its eighth year, Bras for the Cause coordinators are once again encouraging individuals and businesses to get involved and excited about the event.
“Bras for the Cause has become a partnership between organizations and regular people who are committed to changing the lives of cancer patients in Hunt County,” said Alicia Wittkopf, executive director of the Hunt Regional Healthcare Foundation and B4TC organizer.
“The night is fun, but more importantly, it makes a very real difference and reminds us all of our tagline ‘someone you know has cancer’ and what that means to our own families and communities,” she said.
Unlike many fundraisers that feed into larger, national organizations, the money raised at Bras for the Cause is used to serve the needs of women and men fighting cancer right here at home. Money raised this year will help to fund vein finding units for the Lou and Jack Finney Cancer Center at Hunt Regional Medical Center. Vein viewing technology makes finding veins easier and prevents numerous attempts on patients who have difficult veins or other problems with IVs and blood draws.
Past events have helped fund UV sterilization units for the cancer center, the purchase of the Tubby Adkisson Mobile Mammography Coach, and are also responsible for the creation and ongoing support of Janice’s Closet at Hunt Regional Medical Center.
On the night of Bras for the Cause, hundreds of decorated bras will be on display throughout downtown Greenville at Landon Winery, Uptown Forum, and The Texan Theater. A panel of judges will select the coveted “BRA-Bie” winners from seven categories including “B4TC Y’all,” which celebrates all things Texas, and “BRAndishing your BRAnd,” the best creation featuring a company’s product or logo. There will also be five “BRAgging Rights” BRA-Bies presented to the top five fundraising bras.
It is free to enter a bra and bra-makers can enter on their own or with a group of co-workers or friends. Bras can be created using any combination of materials as long as entries are G-rated. Bras must be turned in a Landon Winery on Oct. 10-11 and online voting will open Oct. 11.
A full list of categories and additional entry information is available online at www.B4TCGreenville.com. To learn more about becoming a sponsor, call 903-408-1060.