Bras for a Cure 2014 Contest!

pink ribbon flowersOctober has arrived, and along with it the campaign to raise awareness for breast cancer. Those who have been affected by this disease testify to its far-reaching affects – affects that have the potential to devastate them in body and mind, but also those who they love – who not only watch them suffer, but suffer along with them. This is why breast cancer awareness is so important, and why we work so hard to raise awareness. Bras for a Cure Eugene

No doubt, breast cancer is a serious issue. But there’s something healing and uplifting about finding a way to approach life, and the hardships it throws our way with humor! It enables us to look at this difficult issue and feel like maybe we can make a difference. Maybe we can affect change…because the truth is that we most definitely can! bra decorating contest

Bras for a Cure, presented by Dandelions Flowers & Gifts and sponsored by KDUK, is one way in which you can make a difference in a fun, whimsical way. All you have to do is release your inner artist, and decorate a bra! There is a $10 registration fee to enter your bra into the contest. Then when voting begins, you get your friends and family to vote, which will only cost them $1.00 a vote. There’ll be fun, friendly competition, awareness-raising conversation, and most importantly – funds raised to helping cancer patients eugene oregonhelp the individuals affected by breast cancer right here in Lane county, because all the money we raise from Bras for a Cure goes to the Oregon Cancer Foundation (formerly the Willamette Valley Cancer Institute Foundation) and is used locally.

The Oregon Cancer Foundation not only offers support and counseling for cancer sufferers after their treatments, but they also give financial help where ever it’s needed – to cover bills, to pay for gas, etc.

You can read up on the contest rules at brasforacure.com, but here’s a quick summary:

1. Your entry – along with your $10 entry fee – is due at Dandelions Flowers  (1710 Chambers St.) by October 18th by 5pm.

2. Voting begins on Monday, October 20th thru the 31st and is $1 per vote.

3. The Reveal Party – where you can see all the bras displayed, meet the entrants and vote, vote, vote is Tuesday, October 21st from 5-7pm.

You can see last year’s entries at the Bras for a Cure website, and we’ll be keeping you updated on the voting progress on the Bras for a Cure Facebook page, so be sure to Like us.

Participate this year, and as you do, spread the word!

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Bras for a Cure: How to Submit an Entry

Did you hear about Bras for a Cure and want to submit a decorated bra but aren’t sure where or how? Here’s the info you need and important dates to keep in mind. What is Bras for a Cure? Learn more here.

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GUIDELINES:
1. Decorated bras may be submitted following any theme but must be appropriate for viewing by all ages
2. All designs must be named
3. Any bra size and type is eligible
4. All entries must be original- not copied from similar contests
5. Pre-registration is requested or at Dandelions Flowers, 1710 Chambers St., Eugene, OR (541.485.1261)

ENTRY FEE:
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1. Decorated bras must include entry form and $10.00 entry fee
2. Checks should be made payable to the
The Willamette Valley Cancer Institute
Foundation, Inc.   ( WVCI Foundation)
3. Individuals or groups may submit multiple entries, with a $10.00 entry fee for
each entry.
4. Entries become the property of Dandelions Flowers upon submission but are gladly returned to the decorator upon request.

DEADLINE:
5:00 PM on Saturday, October 19, 2013
Submit entries at Dandelions Flowers & Gifts
1710 Chambers St. Eugene, OR 541.485.1261

100% of funds raised go directly to the WVCI Foundation which offers assistance to cancer patients here in Lane County

2nd Annual Bras for a Cure

Bras for a CureI LOVE this event where bras are fun, creative, whimsical and put to a really darn good use (besides their other, traditional good use)!

Dandelions is again hosting the Bras for a Cure event showcasing decorated bras from members of the community (women & men) to raise awareness and support for cancer patients and their needs through the Willamette Valley Cancer Institute Foundation here in Eugene.

100% percent of the proceeds of this event go directly to Willamette Valley Cancer Institute Foundation where the money is used to offer help to cancer patients who may need assistance with housekeeping, lawn mowing, wigs, transportation and more.

How to Get Involved:

Submit a Bra!

Decorated bras can be submitted to Dandelions by Saturday, October 19 with a $10 registration fee. Bras can be any theme (as long as it is suitable for viewing by all ages) so get creative! Last year’s entries ranged from whimsical and inspiring to downright funny! Bras for a Cure Registration Form

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Attend the Reveal Party!

Voting is open to the public October 21-31 during regular business hours at Dandelions but the most fun way to vote is to attend the Reveal Party.  On Tuesday, October 22 from 5-7pm (at Dandelions) bring your friends, daughters, co-workers or fly solo and enjoy wine tasting and refreshments while viewing all the creative entries. There will be plenty of staff on hand to help you place your $1 votes. Many attendees last year placed $5, $10 or $20 votes on their favorite bras. Every $1 = 1 vote so $20= 20 votes!

Bras for a Cure REVEAL Party Debbie with the Willamette Valley Cancer Institute Bras for a Cure Reveal Party Success!! reveal party 006

BRA-VO! Bras for a Cure – The Results

The votes for Bras for a Cure are in and finally counted – and if you’ve been wondering how to find out which decorated bra won and what the fundraising results were, here’s how: On Monday, November 5th, the Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center will be hosting BRA-VO! – the Bras for a Cure final showcase, where the entries will be on display one last time, and where the winners of the contest and the fundraising results will be announced!

So here’s what you need to  know to be there:

Everyone is welcome! Come and hear the results first-hand, and bring a friend.

A Successful Bras for a Cure REVEAL Party!!!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and we at Dandelions wanted to do something to help raise awareness and offer help for those afflicted by cancer. We decided to do our Bras for a Cure fundraising event where anyone could decorate a bra and enter it to be voted on in the Bras for a Cure competition. The entry fee and all the proceeds from the votes would go to benefit cancer patients and survivors at the Willamette Valley Cancer Institute Foundation. Last night to commence the voting,  we held our first Bras for a Cure REVEAL party – and it was such a success!!!

     

So many people from our community showed up to show their support and vote. We owe you so much thanks – the evening would not have been a success without you!!

 

Also, thank you for the news coverage KMTR!!  You can see the video at the KMTR Bras for a Cure Media Clip and on youtube.

 

So many collaborated in making this evening so great, and we’d be remiss not to mention them:

Thank you Dana and the team from Willamette Valley Cancer Institute Foundation for entering a bra into the contest and being there last night and answering any questions.

 

Thanks to Lindsey Kate and the staff from Cawood, who helped market our event and set up the displays for Willamette Valley Cancer Institute.

Thank you Sarver Winery for allowing us to sample their superb wines.

Of Course, thank you to our wonderful team here at Dandelions who helped set up the displays and then worked late to serve everyone at the party.

And not least of all – thank you to everyone who entered a decorated bra into the contest. We would not have had an event without you.

It’s not too late to participate in Bras for a Cure. Voting will continue until October 31st. You can check out the entries at brasforacure.com or on the Bras for a Cure facebook page, and then purchase a vote by calling us at Dandelions. Or come in to the store and check out bras on display.

Bras For A Cure Deadline Approaches.

Today is the final day to enter your bra creation into Dandelion’s Bras for a Cure contest, so if you’re one of those people who works best under pressure, the pressure is on! Drop off your decorated bra at our store today, and be sure to come back and enjoy wine and cheese with us at the REVEAL party on Tuesday between 5 and 7pm.

You will have from from the Reveal Party on Tuesday, October 23rd until October 31st to place as many votes as you would like. Voting is a dollar, and all proceeds go to benefit Willamette Valley Cancer Institute Foundation.

Check out the contest guidelines at http://brasforacure.com/.

Here are some of the entries so far:

Bras for a Cure

Have you decorated YOUR bra yet?

It’s time to start prepping for the launch of Bras for a Cure! A super fun event to dazzle the world with your artistic brassiere expertise!

For those of you new to this bedazzling bosom concept, here is some info:

What is Bras for a Cure

Getting creative for helping those in our community who are undergoing cancer treatment. Decorate a bra (a new bra) in any color, size and way you want. Pick a theme, make it fun, make it statement-worthy. Make it yours.

Who says skivvies can’t cure cancer? Or at least help?

All proceeds from Bras for a Cure go to the Willamette Valley Cancer Institute Foundation, a local philanthropic organization that focuses on improving the quality of life of cancer patients during and after treatment by providing charitable support to Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center programs.

You can do your creative crafting on your own, or form a team of folks from work, your book club, your sorority alumni chapter, or co-workers. The Bras for a Cure competition is open to individuals, groups, organizations – no limit to how many people who can be involved in creating a bra!

  • Bra Entry Deadline: Friday, October 19th, 2012

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  • Drop Off Bra, registration form, and $10 entry fee (100% goes to WVCI) to Dandelions Flowers & Gifts 1710 Chambers St. Eugene 541.485.1261
  • Bras will be voted on by the public between Oct. 22 – Oct. 31
  • AND… get your friends together to attend the Reveal Party October 23rd 5:00-7:00 pm at Dandelions Flowers. Enjoy wine and cheese at this free event to laugh, giggle, and enjoy viewing the entries and placing your $1 vote for your favorite!

Still don’t get it? Check out some ideas here from similar contest around the nation and GET INSPIRED!!


Going PINK for Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness Month has special importance to us at Dandelions because our staff and our families have been affected by it and we know the impact it has on lives.  For the month of October 10% of our Pink Ribbon Collection will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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Some of our staff at Dandelions (including the littlest darling) during 2010 Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Eugene is also excited to host the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure again on Oct. 23 at Autzen Stadium. Look for the sea of pink! Check out some of our Pink Ribbon Collection items below:

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Pink Ribbon Collection

Dandelions is going pink for October!

We’re introducing our Pink Ribbon Collection! These are a variety of pink arrangements for October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Dandelions donates 10% from this collection to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Eugene is hosting its 1st Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and we are excited to support the search for a cure!

Also… pink dozen roses are $10 OFF in October! This is a perfect gift to send a racer before their big day on 10.10.10

Here are a few items from our Pink Ribbon Collection: