Women take regular bras and make works of art out of them, WCBS 880’s Pat Farnack reported.
They can be an homage to someone lost to breast cancer or to a survivor, or just be a beautiful statement about battling the disease.
“They can use whatever materials they want as long as they’re not perishable,” breast cancer survivor and Creative Cups organizer Lyn Dorbin told Farnack. “We get a woman who knits bras, the one that she did last year, up by the left shoulder, it was coming apart. The wool was kind of unfinished, and she called the bra ‘Unraveled’ and it just expressed, I think, for so many women, what it feels like to know that they have breast cancer.”
WCBS 880’s Pat Farnack With Lyn Dobrin
The bras will be auctioned off and the proceeds will go to fund the fight against breast cancer.
“It’s a gorgeous event,” Dobrin said. “It’s really an opportunity to celebrate life and celebrate beauty,”
Dobrin herself bought a bra called “Cup A Joe.”
“This woman who had breast cancer made the bra with little coffee beans and coffee cups all over it, and she had all these Joe’s, Joe’s that she liked – Joe DiMaggio, Little Joe, Joe Namath. She even had Joey Buttafuoco on there,” she said. “And then her own Joe, her husband Joe, who had been such a support for her.”
The fundraiser isn’t until March 14, 2013, but the bras must be in by October 15, 2012 and creating them can take time.
The phone number of the breat cancer hotline is 800-877-8077.
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