‘Bra Art’ up for sale at auction

Ten local individuals transformed into artists and decorated 10 bras in support of breast cancer support programs, and Busted Ladies Lingerie will auction them off Oct. 19 to 24.

By Jasmine Franklin

Ladies, prepare to see bras like you’ve never seen them before.

Ten local individuals transformed into artists and decorated 10 bras in support of breast cancer support programs, and Busted Ladies Lingerie will auction them off Oct. 19 to 24.

“We wanted to support breast cancer in a different kind of way,” said Busted’s owner Sherry Gummow. “There was a group in the United States that did a similar project and I thought it was a great idea.”

Some are covered in green feathers, others in hand-cut fabric. There’s even one, “The Boobsey Twins,” with two heads.

The bras were made back in June and entered in Ponoka’s County Fair, where three bras won ribbons. One bra, “AJ” was made by Loree Schaefer who named her “Bra Art” after two of her cancer survivor friends.

All of the money from the silent auction will go toward the Canadian Cancer Society so that the money stays in central Alberta for breast cancer support programs such as “Colour Me,” a makeover program for patients about to begin chemotherapy.

“So much money goes to the research aspect of breast cancer – I want it to help someone local in central Alberta,” Gummow said.

The Oct. 19 to 24 silent auction week will also have another special event running inside the store — part of the profit from any pink item sold will go to the Cancer Society.

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