Breast Can­cer Aware­ness fundraiser set for Oct. 8

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CAM­BRIDGE — Oc­to­ber is Breast Can­cer Aware­ness Month, and Dorch­ester County Re­lay For Life is draw­ing at­ten­tion to this with “BRAvo”, a fundraiser fea­tur­ing de­signer bras.

“The pur­pose of high­light­ing dec­o­rated bras is to di­rect at­ten­tion to the fact that breast can­cer is still a lead­ing cause of death among many women and some men,” said BRAvo Com­mit­tee chair­woman Vickie Bram­ble.

The BRAvo fundraiser will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, to ben­e­fit the 2017 Dorch­ester Re­lay For Life.

“This is a Cam­bridge Main Street Sec­ond Saturday event, and aside from be­ing a fundraiser for Re­lay, we hope to ed­u­cate the com­mu­nity, pro­mote lo­cal busi­nesses and have some fun,” Bram­ble said. “We urge those en­ter­ing bras to put their cre­ative side to work and come up with a bra that will have a real “wow” fac­tor.”

There are four cat­e­gories for dec­o­rated bra en­tries: most orig­i­nal, pret­ti­est, fun­ni­est and best busi­ness. Prizes will be awarded to the win­ner of each cat­e­gory. The BRAvo bras will be on dis­play at down­town Cam­bridge busi­nesses un­til the event on and may be cho­sen to be mod­eled in a pa­rade on that Sec­ond Saturday.

For an ap­pli­ca­tion to en­ter a de­signer bra, con­tact Vickie Bram­ble at 443-521-3704. There is a $25 ap­pli­ca­tion fee for the first bra, and $10 for each ad­di­tional en­try. En­tries must be post­marked no later than Fri­day, Sept. 16. The BRAvo bras and en­try fees must be de­liv­ered to Vickie Bram­ble by Saturday, Sept. 24.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

Dorch­ester Re­lay For Life com­mit­tee mem­bers gather around Pat Banks as she mod­els a “Won­der Woman” bra for the BRAvo de­signer bra fundraiser. The event is be­ing held on Saturday, Oct. 8 to ben­e­fit the 2017 Dorch­ester Re­lay for Life. From left, Phyl­lis We­ber, Nancy Pot­ter, Pat Banks, Vickie Bram­ble, BRAvo chair, and Jen­nifer Flem­ing.

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