Tuesday, June 19, 2012

2nd Annual Bras for a Cause was a Great Success!

Bras for a Cause
Women Supporting Women Event a Success
Nearly 100 businesses, groups, and individuals participated in the 2nd Annual Bras for a Cause, a unique competition to help Women Supporting Women (WSW), a grass-roots local non-profit breast cancer support organization. “The talent that poured out of our folks here on the shore was amazing. Every time an entry came in the door, our staff stopped what they were doing to ‘Oooh’ and ‘Ahhh’,” said Sue Revelle, Executive Director of WSW. “The best part was the number of people who stopped by our table at the Centre at Salisbury, called, or came by our office to share their story, or receive services. This event started as an awareness campaign, and we succeeded in making more people aware of the importance of breast health. We were also able to reach and serve more survivors in more places here on Delmarva, and that’s a win for everybody.”
The winning didn’t stop there, however, as the event brought in over $11,000 for the non-profit organization. The overall top fundraiser was an aptly entry titled “Treasure Chest”. Its team of creators, called It’s a Family Thing, brought in over $1,500 alone. Says WSW’s Director of Fund Development, Carlos Mir, “Thanks to the partnership with the Centre at Salisbury, this event was simply awesome in every aspect… We can’t wait to do it again next year!”
Women Supporting Women is a local, grass-roots non-profit organization dedicated to providing awareness, education and support to all those who are affected by breast cancer. With no national ties or funding, we rely completely on our community to help us provide free services to our neighbors, friends and families right here on Delmarva. To learn more about WSW, visit www.womensupportingwomen.org or www.facebook.com/womensupportingwomen/delmarva , or stop by our Salisbury office located at 1320 Belmont Avenue, next to the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore.

Overall Top Fundraiser
Winner: People’s Choice (Top Number of Votes) – Group
Title: Treasure Chest
Artist: It’s a Family Thing
From L to R: Dottie Turner, Bras for a Cause Event Chair; Heather Mir; Donna Schlag; Carlos Mir, WSW Fund Development Director
(Photos Attached)


Marly Lynk
Director of Community Relations

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