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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Reveal Party: The Bras are Out and About!

Last night we held the second annual Bras for a Cure Reveal Party. With 38 creative, decorated bras entered into the contest, and upwards of 100 people showing up to view, vote and show support for their, or their friends entries, the party exceeded our expectations!

Some of the ladies from Curves in Veneta showed up to support their bra entry, view the other entries, and vote.

Checking out the entries and placing votes.

Now that the bras are out and about the store and on display, they’re ready for your votes! voting is open until Thursday, October 31st. You can come into the store, see them and vote while you’re in, or you can check them out at facebook.com/BrasforaCure or brasforacure.com and call us at 541-485-1261 to vote! We’ll be posting updates on how the voting is going, so “Like” Bras for a Cure on Facebook and to stay updated.

There’s no limit to the amount of votes you can place. The bra with the most votes wins! Select your vote for Grand Prize winner, and then you can select a bra for the categories.

The categories are:

1. Most Creative

2. Best Name/Title

3. Best Cancer Support Bra

4. Most Humorous

All proceeds go to the Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center for local help to those afflicted by cancer.The grand-prize winner, as well as the other category winners will be announce on November 4th at 11:30am at the Bra-Vo Final Showcase, being held at the Willamette Valley Cancer Institute. Everyone is welcome!

Check out KMTR’s excellent story on Bras for a Cure here.

The Register-Guard also did a wonderful story on the Party, and interviewed Andrea Ros, who entered a bra, about her experience with breast cancer. Read it here.

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.

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: