Bras recognize survivors
During the week of Oct. 22, Georgia College’s main campus will showcase decorated bras. The unique display is a result of the fundraising effort Bras for a Cause.
“Bras for a Cause is such a creative fundraiser,” senior mass communication major Brina Potvin said. “It’s an innovative twist on showing your breast cancer awareness support.”
Potvin is a member of the Spectrum Public Relations team that is responsible for putting the event together. Bras for a Cause is a fundraiser for the ladies in the Faith, Hope, and Love Group, a group made up of breast cancer survivors in the Putnam and Baldwin county area. The funds that Bras for a Cause raises will go toward the Survivor’s in Pink banquet, which will honor these women.
“Survivors in Pink honors them for their courage during their own personal fights against breast cancer,” Potvin said. “Bras for a Cause is one of the main fundraising efforts we host in order to raise money for this deserving group of strong women.”
For $15, students purchase a bra to decorate. The students are encouraged to decorate the bras in creative and unique ways.
“I can’t wait to see all the beautifully decorated bras hanging on Front Campus,” Potvin said. “If that doesn’t get people’s attention, then I don’t know what will.”
With bra-filled clotheslines strung tree to tree on one of GC’s most trafficked areas, the event is sure to grab the attention of pedestrians walking by.
“It’s definitely something that that will catch people’s eyes,” senior management major Katie McGuire said. “It’s a really fun way to get involved and show support for breast cancer awareness month.”
For Potvin, Bras for a Cause is a way for her to show support for her grandmother, who is currently fighting breast cancer.
“My grandmother was diagnosed with stage two of breast cancer earlier this year,” Potvin said. “Being a part of this team is my own little way of fighting this breast cancer with her. Breast cancer is something that has affected so many lives, so I think this cause will resonate with a lot of people.”
Even students who do not have family members affected by breast cancer are still eager to participate.
“I am lucky enough not to have any family members suffer from breast cancer, however, this cause is really important to me because I have countless friends and family who know people with this disease,” senior mass communication major and member of Spectrum Public Relations Helen Gaillet said.
Students who did not decorate a bra can still participate in Bras for a Cause. When the bras are hanging on campus, students can pay $1 to vote for their favorite bra.
“Bras for a Cause is a really cool fundraiser because it is so creative,” Gaillet said. “Everybody stops and tries to figure it out. People like to participate in this event because it is so different than other fundraisers.”