CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) - Breast cancer is no laughing matter, but the Bra-ha-ha is, and Chesapeake Regional Medical Center has brought it back to Hampton Roads.
From sock monkey's to roosters, globes to goggles, the undergarments are on top of a mammoth mission -- fighting breast cancer.
Artist Pat Lockey, who created a lighted butterfly bra, told WAVY.com she took her inspiration from a co-worker.
"While she was in her treatment, she would come to work everyday and would tell her coworkers, 'I'll be in after I get my glow on'," Lockey said.
You'll find many uplifting stories among the 220 bras on display along with clever reminders to get your mammogram.
The winners were announced at Friday night’s award show and auction at the Chesapeake Conference Center.
First place went to Amy Fitchett for bra #33, "Bodacious Brastrich," which was co-designed by Fitchett and Linda Hitchings. Second place was awared to Linda Gililland for bra #7, "USS Mammogram." Third place was awarded to Whitney Stevens for bra #111, "Sticks & Stones," which was co-designed by Stevens and Liz Craig.
All the money raised will go to provide mammograms to women who can't afford them. Since the event began in 2008, the hospital's breast center has provided 500 mammograms and detected cancer in 15 women.
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