Courtesy photo Chris Murchie, a one year breast cancer survivor, raised $340 for her decorated bra in Highlands Regional Medical Center's Bras for a Cause event last week. She was the winner of the ÔBreast of Show'.
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published: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Bras for the Cause raises $3,500
Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - Highlands Regional Medical Center's first Bras for a Cause certainly showed how passionate Highlands County is about ending breast cancer, as well as how creative the county is. "When we asked for classy and sassy to funky and fabulous we certainly got them all," said Julie Fells, marketing director at HRMC.
Bras ranged from elegant angels to flashing and spinning to a fun play on words such as Save Our Milkers and Peek a Boob. Decorators were made up of a wide range of people including survivors, those doing it in honor or memory of a loved one, and those who simply want to see an end to breast cancer.
"We had a wonderful first year for Bras for a Cause," said Brian Hess, HRMC CEO. The event had 50 bra decorators and nearly 200 guests who attended. Chef Mac and The Palms of Sebring generously donated all the food for the evening.
The 'Breast of Show', or the bra that raised the most dollars, was a bra titled A Tutu for Ta'Ta's, submitted by Chris Murchie and Timi Behrendt. Murchie raised $340 for her bra.
"There were so many amazing bras submitted, but this particular bra being our Breast of Show was very special," Fells said. "Chris will be a one year breast cancer survivor on Saturday (Oct. 19)."
A Survivor's Panel selected the other winners including: Best Theme - Wing of Hope submitted by Ace Home Care, Most Humorous - Rack-O-Lantern submitted by Tyler's Towing, and Most Creative - Save the Hooters! submitted by Ronell Regenburger and Judi Wells.
"Thanks to the generosity of the bra decorators and all the donors tonight we were able to raise over $3,500 for American Cancer Society," Hess said.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month Highlands Regional will be offering $89 mammograms through October, which includes the radiology reading.
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