This is the People's Choice winner! This design is called "Fish for a Cure" and was designed by the Walnut Street Community Health Center. I love the little fish - I used to have one just like him! (photo courtesy of Meritus Health)
This bra won first place in the Individual category. It's called "Surviving Hearts" and was created by Darlene Elser, who I had the pleasure of chatting with. She recited the poem from memory for me and it was beautiful. Here's the text: "See our signatures that cover this bra/we are Cancer survivors and that's not all.../We each have a life a name and a face/that this deadly disease cannot replace/and we will fight until the very end/because in our lifetime/Breast Cancer must never never win..."
MERITUS HEALTH - Well, ladies and gentlemen, today is October 1, which is the start of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For the second year in a row, the John R. Marsh Cancer Center partnered with the Washington County Health Department, the Washington County Cancer Coalition, Komen’s “Make a Difference Breast Cancer Screening Program,” and BreastCancerAwareness-CV to bring you the DESIGNER CUP CHALLENGE!
The Designer Cup Challenge is a bra art competition where people decorate a bra completely, with each design serving as a tribute to women’s wellness and women who have been a source of inspiration and support for breast cancer awareness, screening, and treatment. The bras have to be completely covered- the rules state that no original fabric can be shown.
I had the pleasure of heading over to the John R. Marsh Cancer Center earlier on Monday to look at all of the designs. Luckily for you, my dear readers, I brought my camera with me! Here are some of my favorite entries and the two first place winners.
By Kayla Murphy