Go on, tell your spouse that you’d like to spend a night looking at lingerie. You’re sure to get a reaction. It’s just the beginning of the unexpected fun involved when you help support breast cancer awareness efforts by attending the Bras for a Cause event.
The fashion show, taking place March 23, at the Metropolitan (the old Paradox Theater) blends the delicate male fashion sensitivities with the artistic expressions of local businesses and organizations. Dozens of local male models will display the decorated bras, which will then be auctioned off to the highest bidder.
Each bra featured was first a part of the YWCA Bling a Bra contest, a traveling display of the judged entries that appeared at different venues and events in the past months to increase breast cancer awareness.
Don’t miss your opportunity to own a unique piece of breast cancer awareness art, all while helping support the YWCA’s ENCOREplus program. All proceeds from Bras for a Cause go to this important effort to educate local women about breast cancer and coordinate financial assistance and other resources for mammograms.
The Bras for a Cause event takes place from 7:00-9:00 p.m. In addition to bidding on the wide selection of bras, you can also participate in a raffle for items donated by local businesses and individuals. Raffle tickets are $1.00 per ticket or six for $5.00.
Entry for the Bras for a Cause event is $5.00 (which includes one ticket for the raffle), with a cash bar available. Bring your spouse, bring your friends, bring anybody who loves a fun night out and a good laugh. We will be giving breast cancer survivors two tickets to the raffle along with a small gift.
For more information, on this important event, contact us at YWCA St. Joseph. We would love for you to join us on March 23.
Area Men Raise Awareness for YWCA of St. Joseph’s ENCOREplus Program With Bra Fashion Show on February 3, 2018
On Saturday, February 3, the YWCA of St. Joseph is hosting the third annual “Bras for a Cause,” a unique event at Paradox Theater. The event is a fun night out with an unconventional fashion show and auction. Area men will model decorated bras, designed and donated by area businesses and individuals. These bras will then be auctioned off to the highest bidder. (All models will be wearing a t-shirt under their blinged-out bra).
Emceed by Will Stuck, the Bras for a Cause event blends whimsical fashion with a great cause, with all proceeds benefiting the ENCOREplus program of the YWCA of St. Joseph. ENCOREplus provides free breast health education and coordinates financial assistance and other resources for mammograms.
Bras included in the selection are the 2017 World Cup winner entitled “Best Buds,” which features a Bert and Ernie theme from Sesame Street. Another bra to be showcased is called “Grammy Your Mammies: Smash Your Pumpkins” and has a pumpkin theme.
The bras featured at the Bras for a Cause event were judged as part of the YWCA Bling a Bra contest, which displayed the entries at a variety of area events over the past months to raise awareness for the ENCOREplus program.
The excitement starts at 7:00p.m. at the Paradox Theater in downtown St. Joseph with a bra preview, with the fashion show beginning at 7:30p.m.
YWCA Bras for a Cause Fashion Show and Auction
February 3, 2018
Paradox Theater, 107 S. 6th Street
Admission: $5.00 (proceeds going toward ENCOREplus)
Cash bar will be available
Seats are first-come, first serve
For questions, or to nominate a male model, contact Martha Brookshier at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 816.232.4481. You can also read more here about the ENCOREplus program and find out all the reasons why you should plan to attend this year’s Bras for a Cause event at Paradox Theater!
Each day at the YWCA, we endeavor to empower women, eliminate racism and promote dignity. Each of our programs and events are designed to help us meet our goals and fulfill our mission. Our upcoming Bras for a Cause event is just one example of how we look for creative ways to achieve our vision. Read on for details about this exciting and unique event!
Make plans now to watch approximately 40 local men take to the “runway” wearing specially-decorated bras (over their shirts, of course) on Saturday February 4 at 7:00 p.m. at the Paradox Theater. Each bra boasts a memorable theme and was decorated by local organizations or businesses earlier in the fall as part of an ENCOREplus initiative. Bras for a Cause is the premier fashion show for these creations, and a perfect night out full of laughs (in the name of a great cause). Tickets are $5 each at the door on the night of the event. HyVee will provide snacks and The Tiger’s Den will offer a cash bar.
Bras featured in the show offer whimsical design motifs such as the camel-themed bra called “Check Your Humps for Lumps!” and a baseball themed bra titled “Save Second Base.” Men from our community – and some you may likely recognize – have volunteered to model these creations. Each one will be featured in a silent auction during the event, with funds going toward the ENCOREplus breast cancer awareness and education program.
Through ENCOREplus we offer community education, referrals toward receiving mammography and guidance in accessing financial assistance when necessary. Empowering women means giving them the tools to take charge of their health concerns, and we’ll even provide transportation to appointments when that is an obstacle to breast care.
Our Bras for a Cause event promises laugher and fun, but also the knowledge that you are truly doing something to empower the women in our community. We encourage you to grab your girlfriends, your office mates – anyone – and come join us on Saturday February 4 as we enjoy a comical fashion show and auction. At the YWCA we meet the mission of empowering women on a daily basis. Please come join us for some fun as we wage a serious fight against breast cancer.
Join us Saturday, February 4, at 7:00 p.m. at the Paradox Theater, 107 S. 6th Street in St. Joseph!