2nd annual Brazaar to be held at Fargo Civic Center
Published: Monday, September 30, 2013
Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013 14:09
Bras on Broadway is an annual event put on in the Fargo-Moorhead area to raise awareness for the American Cancer Society. Throughout the month of October, groups and individuals come together to raise money for those struggling with the fight against breast cancer.
On Thursday, Oct. 3, Bras on Broadway will hold the BRAzaar from 6-10 p.m., which kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. People bring a bra to decorate, and Bras on Broadway provides the “bling.” This event is open to kids and adults across the area.
“My bra from last year was created by my co-worker, Ryan Domres, who was the choreographer for the production “Grease.” The bra was light pink with intricately placed pearls and coiled zippers, made to look like coral. It was a truly beautiful bra,” said Chelsey Engelhard, a junior majoring in public relations and international S\studies.
Once all bras are decorated, Bras on Broadway will string a garland full of bras across buildings of downtown Fargo. According to Bras on Broadway, last year, they rounded another corner of the Hotel Donaldson and increased the garland length to over 3 miles.
In 2012, Bras on Broadway donated more than $134,000 to the American Cancer Society and over $430,000 in the past seven years.
Engelhard explained that all the money goes to women fighting breast cancer in North Dakota and most of Minnesota.
“The money is for women to use to pay for gas or hotel stays when they travel for their treatments, since many women in North Dakota come from rural areas,” she said.
An old bra and a minimum of a $5 donation will go a long way. This will help create the bra garland that will be strung throughout downtown the week of October 21 and is a unique way to spread awareness on breast cancer.
The actual event for Bras on Broadway is scheduled Thursday, October 24 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $100, and all money go towards the cause. The event will start with Karen Stoker at 7 p.m. and the bra shows will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Local artists will donate wearable and non-wearable pieces. Final bids for non-wearable pieces will be at 9:15 p.m. and final bids for wearable pieces will be at 9:30 p.m.
To register, contact the Hotel Donaldson at 701-478-1000.
Brasonbroadway.com holds more information on joining the fight as well as donating to the American Cancer Society.