|The "flash mob" dancing to "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" on St. Charles!|
Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day South!(New Orleans) The official national BRA Day kick-off was absolutely awesome, judging from the reports I've heard, the photos and videos I've seen, as well as the pink feather that I found still blowing around on St. Charles Avenue two weeks later! Let the pictures do the talking. Enjoy!
|Kim Sport, one of Breastoration's founders and co-organizer of|
the BRA Day event, addressing the media and attendees.
|Breast reconstruction thrivers, Mary Frisch and Kathy Sanders Meyers|
|Most Artistic Design Award goes to|
"Save the Gems" by Sandy Falcon-Thielman
Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day North!(St. Cloud, MN) I highly recommend that everyone consider launching a B.R.A. Day event in their neck of the woods. What a fun and highly rewarding experience! It's especially great if you can partner with care providers who may have resources to magnify the message. I worked with Midsota Plastic Surgeons here in St. Cloud, who enlisted 25 area businesses, via the Chamber of Commerce, to showcase the bras prior to BRA Day, along with educational information. We also partnered with Visual Arts Minnesota and lots of amazing, talented artists who created 31 art bras. But you could collaborate with an area cancer center, an oncology nurse navigator, a local Komen or Making Strides Against Breast Cancer team, or a breast cancer support group. Maybe you also have a local artist organization or friends you can ask to decorate some bras.
|Most Inspirational Design Award goes to|
"A Penny for..." by Kym Durant
|"Rosie Lends Her Support" by Karen Krey|
|We had a number of male bra artists, too! |
Here's Brandon Anderson with his "Untitled" decorated outside and in.
|"Live Long and Prosper" by Gary Wallinga|
|"Mother Earth and the night Sky" |
by Megan Ehresmann Martinez
|At Le St. Germain Hotel|
Awesome nurse navigator/educator from Coborn Cancer Center
|Look at "The Girls"!|