Bra-ha-ha 2013 Bras
Linda M. Serwatka, MD
Let Your Garden Grow Cancer Free
Self-exam and mammograms will find out if crabgrass is growing in your garden. Early detection will help you root it out. Cultivate the things of the spirit and "Let Your Garden Grow."
The inspiration for my bra is my aunt, who died of breast cancer. I have always admired those women who have fought breast cancer with dignity and determination, and those who have survived. I have always supported causes that raise awareness of early detection and finding a cure.
Dedicated to my sister, Susan, who is celebrating her 25th anniversary this year. She is beautiful, intelligent, fun-loving and thriving. She is truly supreme!
Crystals Of Hope
Hope gives power to what seems powerless. For as many facets of a crystal, there are hopes of a cure for one that walks the journey of discovery, treatment, healing. We thank you for the strength and courage to carry on. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, pray faithfully.
Gone With The Wind
Mastectomies make boobs "Gone with the Wind." This bra is decorated honoring Jackie, who is going through chemo following surgery; Anna, who had breast cancer; and from the movie, Hattie McDaniel (Mammy), who died of breast cancer in 1952.
Patricia O. Mason
Protect The Family Jewels
Strong, independent, survivor are words that described my youngest sister Joyce before being diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer earlier this year. Life has not always been easy, but living every day to the fullest is who she is. We are a strong family; together we are "Protecting the Family Jewels."
The U.S. Navy's destroyer-class ships escort battle groups of larger ships into enemy waters. They are the first line of defense in troubled waters. Mammograms are the first line of defense in the fight against breast cancer. Let's lead women into the fight against cancer with mammograms.
One More Round
Whether you are fighting for a cure or fighting for your life, don’t give up. “Fight One More Round;" it will be worth it.
Excuses Are Roadblocks
You don’t have to have a lump to have breast cancer. It could be a micro-calcification. Don’t put your mammogram off for any reason. Early detection will save your life. It did mine.
Susan Sharak for Marie Sharak's Grandchildren
Don't Let Cancer Sneak Up On You
Grandma gets a mammogram every year. In 2009 her doctor found a tumor. They caught her cancer early, and she has been cancer-free for four years. Cancer is sneaky, so you need to check for it often. Don't let cancer sneak up on you or your grandmother.
Gold is given as a symbol of love. Treasured as a symbol of wealth. The color appears in the morning sunrise. Shines bright in an evening's full moon.
Homage To The Gig
A snapshot in time: the year, 2008. It is the story of an idea, that turned into a fluke, that turned in a phenomenon~ Bra-ha-ha 2013.
Red, White and Boobs
Military members are often finding themselves fighting a different battle from that on the field, the one with breast cancer. This patriot bra is dedicated to our service members who give so much through these courageous battles. May breast cancer research eliminate one of these struggles for our brave soldiers.
The Metamorphosis Of Cancer
Just as a caterpillar changes into a butterfly and new life begins...The transformation for a cancer patient involves many changes, and from these changes comes hope, and from hope, emerges like a butterfly, a second chance at life...
The Ripple In The Pond
Our inspiration is our friend, Jennifer, and her love of rubber ducks. A pebble (cancer) caused a ripple in her pond this past December. Jennifer kept the pond (her family) calm and serene, not letting the cancer control their lives. She fights every day with tremendous strength!
This bra was inspired by my dance students. Many of my students have been amazingly brave in battling breast cancer, and then courageous enough to join us in performance after undergoing body- and life-altering treatments, often wearing a sparkling bra! They fill my heart with their grace, strength and beauty.
Ta-Ta's For Cans-er
To save one Ta-Ta's is good. Saving a lot of Ta-Ta's is awesome!!!! Get a mammogram and support the cure. Spread the word that early detection saves lives. You "can" survive. We are the daughters, granddaughters, and great granddaughters of a survivor. Keep shining! And save your Ta-Ta'!
Slay This Disease
The inspiration behind this bra design comes from two lovely ladies I know who have survived breast cancer - my aunt and my best friend's mom. These two women fought cancer like the brave knight conquers the beast. Build a fantastic fortress for the tatas - fight breast cancer!
This bra is dedicated to Dena Moreno, RN ... our friend and co-worker who is presently battling breast cancer. She is an inspiration to all of us. She is a strong, resilient woman who has kept her wonderful sense of humor throughout this ordeal. We love you, Dena!
Mounds Of Sheba
There was a Queen Sheba. Her power was dynamic and courageous. She fought to conquer and protect her domain. Defend your territory (mounds). Get mammograms; fight for your health. We have to conquer our fears and the disease. Take care of Sheba's Mounds.
Casting For A Cure For Cancer
This creation is dedicated to my godmother, Cheri Gray, who inspires me with her strength, courage and determination. For everyone who has battled, beaten or lost their lives to cancer, it is your stories and memories that inspire us all.
In solidarity, raise your cups to a bold life-saving step toward ending breast cancer! When faced with the genetic possibility of breast cancer, take two! Yes! Take 'em both off! After all, it's not the cup size that defines. Life is precious. Go for the gusto! Give 'em up!
Hema Shah and Ashley Deans
This bra is dedicated to all of the brave women in Hollywood who have fought breast cancer. Not only did they have to battle the disease, they had to do so in while in the public eye. Their grace and poise is an inspiration to us all.
Owl Check My Hooters! Will You?
My inspiration is the concept of proactivity and how important it is for women to routinely check their breasts. I hope the play on words would stick in the mind of public who view the bra and remind them to do their self exams and get their mammograms.
Uniting The Power Of Women To Fight Breast Cancer
We all have friends, family or colleagues whose lives have been changed by breast cancer. This could have been prevented by routine screening and early detection. The National Association of Women Business Owners unites the power of women to fight breast cancer and encourages mammograms for early detection.
This is dedicated to my friends in the Tidewater Quilters’ Guild who have had breast cancer. I wanted to use a quilt block, and “Delectable Mountains” sounded perfect. It wasn’t easy placing square blocks on round mounds, but with tucks here and there, things worked out.
I dedicate this bra to Phyllis Stokes. She was a beautiful woman who was hit by an ugly disease. Please give the gift of life and help others that cannot afford a mammogram receive the necessary screening. It’s a gift that will keep giving. We miss you every day, Phyllis!
Éirinn Go Brách (Erin Go Bragh)
My inspiration is the traditional costume worn by Irish step dancers consisting of Celtic embroidery and a cape with a brooch. It honors my heritage and was made in loving memory of my mother, who lost her battle in 2009.
Warrior Against Breast Cancer
I’ve had friends and family members that were diagnosed with breast cancer. A couple ignored the changes in their breasts and waited too long to see a doctor. The metal signifies the strength that’s needed to battle it. I’ve wanted to participate in this event because it brings increased awareness.
Sirena sings so sweet, she lures mysteries of the deep. She sings of wonders to behold of sisters, mothers, girls not old. Her song brings all who hear a warning of dangers heart's space near. She calls the strength of all she sees to unite to fight the dreaded C.
Pop in for your annual mammogram because, as we say at Jody's, there's nothing corny about breast cancer.
Amy Fitchett and Linda Hitchings
Hiding doesn’t make it go away. Don’t keep your head in the sand – get your annual mammogram.
VSA Resorts Accounting Department
Vacation With The Girls
Vacations are important for mental, emotional and physical health, as well as an opportunity for valuable shared experiences with loved ones. With our entry entitled "Vacation with the Girls," we celebrate our wonderful beach vacations and memories of our girlfriends who have fought valiantly against breast cancer.
Diamonds and mammograms are a girl's best friend, and mammograms can be a real jewel in saving lives.
The Big "C" - Celebrating Chesapeake And Conquering Cancer
Celebrating Chesapeake's 50th anniversary and conquering breast cancer at Chesapeake Regional's Breast Center in support of all forms of breast health, including free mammograms for those who need it most.
Hair And The Pair
As a hair stylist, on sad occasions I have had to shave clients' hair because of treatment due to cancer. My inspiration comes from the clients who have lost their hair during the process, but through early detection and mammograms, get their hair and life back.
Brian and Jennifer Jones
We Will Avenge The Fallen
What if superheroes really existed? Ironman, Thor, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and the Hulk. Joining forces to avenge the losses of family and close friends that cancer has caused, shooting Ironman's laser. Blocking with the shield of Captain America and smashing to smithereens with Hulk's fists. Eradicating cancer forever.
Patti A. Hill
The pink wings of this angel surround us, dissolving our fear. She is a reminder that God is always with us and listening to our prayers. She brings with her enlightenment so we can conquer any challenge and make anything happen. She is here to carry us on our journey.
Lynne Guard Morton for
Maid Of The Cure
Her name is Patience. Her spirit fierce. She swims through life’s rough seas. Gathering others’ offered treasures. She works to conquer this dreaded disease. She will not rest. She will not cease. Her search from shore to shore. Until this maid her goal has met. To deliver all, the cure.
My mother is a breast cancer survivor, and a survivor she is. She is the strongest, most loving, caring, beautiful woman I know. Wanted to make something beautiful just like my mama. With love to her always, Robyn
The "Flight" Against Breast Cancer
The butterfly is the logo for Fairfield Flowers, chosen 20 years ago as an inspiration to create beautiful floral designs. Discover your inner butterfly. Within you is the power to rise above any situation or struggle and transform into the brightest, strongest version of you ever!
Yvette Williams and Stacy Goodrich
The Gilded Rose
Fifty roses celebrating the 50th anniversary of Chesapeake. The Gilded Rose, designed by two minds, just as Norfolk County and South Norfolk merged as one to become the City of Chesapeake. The gilded color shows prosperity, the roses strength, and the vines continued growth also needed to fight breast cancer.
All Keyed Up
This bra is a tribute to my mother. I hope "the key" to the cure is found soon so that other families will not lose loved ones to breast cancer.
Cheryl Lowman, Lisa Pope and
Dr. S. Neil Morrison, Oral Surgeon
Teach Us Awareness
This bra was inspired by our dear friends and teachers, Susan Sabine, Jackie Ferguson, Terry Osborne and Regina Stancell. We pray for the thousands of women who are fighting now and those grateful ones who have survived, and we pray for a cure for current and future generations.
The 5-Cent Mammogram
The routine mammogram is your best defense against breast cancer. Just do it!
Juleen E. Ballance
Don't Get Caught Without Your Protective Shell; Get Your Annual Mammogram!
My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer a couple of years ago, and it was detected early by way of a mammogram. Had it not been for this vital test, the outcome could have been much different, but thanks to early detection, she is now cancer-free!
I play soccer in a women's recreational league - Tidewater Women's Soccer League. Through the years, I’ve learned that our league is much more than us playing soccer. Several of the women have had some type of cancer, and we have shown lots of support for them during their illness.
Going To War With Cancer
My friend Julie M., who is a major in the U.S. Air Force, is the inspiration for this bra. She suited up this year and went to war with cancer. She is a true warrior and survivor! This bra is dedicated to her and all women who have battled cancer.
Kelle Foster and Donna Sternberg
Don't Gamble On Breast Cancer
Donna Sternberg and Kelle Foster are the creative inspiration for the Southeastern Virginia Oncology Nursing Society's bra entry -- Don't Gamble on Breast Cancer. This bra is entered in honor of or in loving memory of friends, family and patients who have touched our lives.
Sometimes, Life's A "Beach"
If breast cancer were as easy to see as a hurricane at sea, we would all be prepared for the storm it brings. Mammograms and self-breast exams are the lifesavers for the tempest that might be brewing within you. Early detection is the key to survival.
We Are On Fire About Breast Cancer
We are fired up about breast cancer awareness. The nursing staff at Chesapeake Emergency Department, along with our Fire and EMS community, have been affected by breast cancer in our work and personal lives. Our goal: support our community by providing the best possible care to every patient, every time.
Tools Of The Trade
We in the Emergency Department are all touched by breast cancer, either family or friends. The inspiration for this bra came from the tools we use every day in our fight for the health of the citizens of Chesapeake. Best possible care, every patient, every time.
Don't Be Chicken!
You should have a mammogram; you should go to the doctor and have that lump you felt looked at. Grab a friend for support; do what you have to do to stay healthy ... just don't choose to do nothing. True friends are angels in disguise. They'll get you through anything.
The "B" Keeper Bra
My inspiration comes from the loving, unfailing care of eight beautiful women known as the "B" keepers. They cared for our dear friend Barbara "B" White. This is dedicated to all "B" keepers (caregivers) who have taken on the responsibility of caring for their ill loved ones. Keep on buzzin ...
Vanessa Siedlecki and Susan Byrne
Dedicated to the strength and resilience of women, and the support and fortitude of the family unit. A strong family bonds together to weather life's storms, thankful for flowers and rainbows along the way.
Under The "C"
Take a look under the "c" to help promote a vibrant, healthy and illuminating life. Just as life is thriving under the sea, so can you above it!
Erin and Janet Webb
The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The Tree
As a mother and daughter, we both experienced the same results from abnormal mammograms this year. We had ultrasounds, biopsies, and the same diagnosis: fibroadenoma. We created this design to reflect on our experiences and draw attention to the genetic links associated with breast cancer.
Breast Be Dazzled
All support against breast cancer is beautiful.
"Sassy Survivors" bra is a bra made by a group of girls from a local credit union. We have all had friends and family who have gone through the breast cancer fight, and this is our way of reaching out to show support and recognition for these strong "Sassy Survivors!"
This bra is dedicated to my father, 90, who has been receiving chemo for a year and my uncle, 97, who had a heart valve replacement at 95. Both men are living active, rewarding lives! Our family has three heirloom candelabras; one was carried through Ellis Island in 1892.
Even The Pigs Are Angry About Breast Cancer
My motivation for this bra is based on "Angry Birds" striking out their enemy, but in this bra, even the pigs are angry because we are still fighting breast cancer. Why with the great advances in medicine are we still finding women and men with breast cancer?
Save The Dagmars
Dagmar was an icon of beauty in the 1950s. Statuesque and busty, her breasts became the model for the front bumper cones popular in high-end cars of the time - "Dagmars." This bra pays homage to saving the breast!
Alexis Wotring, 11 years old
Protect The Original Kid's Meal
My two great aunts are BC survivors. As a breastfed baby, I wanted to represent God’s reason for giving women breasts. I hope this helps inspire other kids to get involved. Let’s all work together to protect God’s original kid’s meal!
Home Depot Team #2
How Does Your Garden Grow
The number of people affected by cancer grows with each passing year. Like flowers, multiplying, spreading ... offering their beauty, hope, encouragement and faith that as the numbers grow, so will the successful attempts at curbing this destructive disease.
Home Depot Team #3
More Saving More Doing
We thought using the Home Depot theme tied in with breast cancer awareness, “doing” more to prevent cancer and “saving” more lives. The tools represent having what you need to do the job.
Home Depot Team #1
Survivor Or Bust
A Home Depot associate’s wife, Helen, is going through chemotherapy at this time, and she came up with this idea. "Survivor Or Bust" … Home Depot has so many associates that are affected by breast cancer, we felt the need to help raise awareness.
Stephanie Hazell, Orga Boone and Rev. Tonya L. Spruill
Walking In Faith
Isaiah 40:31 speaks to hoping in the Lord and renewing strength. This bra is designed to encourage all women to put their hope, strength and trust in Christ. While walking with Christ, they should not grow weary because Christ is Sovereign and he promised never to leave nor forsake us.
Classy Way Consignment Boutique
Fighting Cancer The "Classy Way"
At Classy Way Consignment Boutique we regularly have the privilege of meeting the courageous women who were faced with the challenges of breast cancer and the loving women who care for them. The capacity for inner strength is amazing and inspiring. We are truly proud of our "classy ladies.”
Fight Like A Girl
"I'll never let this define the light in my eyes. Love myself, give it hell, I'll take on this world yes I'll stand and be strong, no I'll never give up, I'll conquer with love, and I'll fight like a girl." Lyrics by Bomshel
We Honor Veterans
Medi Hospice wants to "bling" this one out for our veterans and our country! As a We Honor Veterans partner, we "scream" that we are part of a bigger team ... just like breast cancer survivors ... our veterans are brave, tenacious and honorable!
Putting On The Glitz
My inspiration started with Teri, who is my massage therapist. In March she was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time. Her attitude was so up and positive, I had to do something that displayed her brightness and sparkle in her fighting her disease. May she fully recover!
Threads Of Hope
Quilters save everything! I have saved pieces of threads snipped from several hundred quilts I have quilted. "Threads Of Hope" that a cure for breast cancer will be found soon. This entry honors two special people, my sister-in-law Judy Reeves, breast cancer survivor, and dear friend Kay Winslow.
Blanche Buck, Denise Lancaster, Rosie Marrison, Liz Milam and Sharon Williams
"The Mopkets" Featuring The Bucket Girls
Get a mammogram and mop away breast cancer! Make your bucket list in good health and with peace of mind.
Elizabeth Manor Golf & Country Club
The ladies of Elizabeth Manor Golf, past, present and future, have experienced the ravages of breast cancer. As a result, we have chosen our "Ace Cancer" theme, as Elizabeth Manor's goal is cure cancer! The most powerful antidote is continued support and love, which cannot and will not be denied!
Five Years Strong – The Key To Survival!
Five years ago, I was in the hospital when my daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer. I felt weak and powerless to help her, but she was strong and determined to beat it ... and she has! What was the key to unlocking her inner strength? Faith, family and friends!
Positive Attitude Is Everything
This bra was made is honor of everyone affected by breast cancer, including families and loved ones, and my two friends, Debra Loudermilk and Sara Carroll, two breast cancer survivors.
Shake, Shake, Shake - Shake Those Boobies!
Celebrate your triumph over breast cancer! Revel in life, growth and the nurturance of yourself and others. Ring it out loud and proud! Shake, shake, shake - shake, shake, shake - shake those boobies! Shake 'em loud to celebrate Chesapeake's 50th, too!
In The Garden
"In The Garden" is a theme that the Lord placed on my heart when I first heard about the Bra-ha-ha. This significant characteristic was given to us in our formation to distinguish us and man.
Ethan Panasky, 10 years old
Busy Bee Botanical Bra
When I was nine, I saw the display at Greenbrier Mall. I wanted to do my own bra. I chose the title of "Busy Bee Botanical Bra." Bees can help flowers be beautiful by helping them. Insects and flowers have helped cure many things, so why not help cure cancer.
Sole To Soul
A path toward a cure, one step at a time. I dedicate this bra to my mother, Phyllis Young, who unfortunately passed away on 1/2/10.
All For The Girls
This bra was inspired by all of the women, past and present, who served in our great military. These brave women should be greatly appreciated. To all you “girls" who served our USA: Thanks for your service!
Together, We Fight
Like the strong support of this bra, we support the fight against breast cancer. Each of the items on this bra represents someone dear to us and our clients’ hearts who has fought this fight.
Kaylee Joyner, 10 years old
A Day At The Beach
I wanted to do a bra because one day, I walked past the Bra-ha-ha display at Greenbrier Mall and thought the bras looked really cool. I chose to design a beach bra because the beach is one of my favorite places to go and it always makes me smile.
Gear up! It's Time For A Cure
I wanted to join in this auction for several reasons; I have several friends that are dealing with breast cancer, and I know several women who have no insurance. This will help to keep them having their mammograms. Thank you for helping to make this possible. What a fantastic cause.
Maxxinisitas For Life
Our Tidewater/Outer Banks TJMaxx associates believe in finding a cure for breast cancer. We started Maxxinisitas for Life four years ago to help where we could within our communities. We want to help find a cure for breast cancer so all Maxxinisitas can live their lives cancer-free.
Melissa Mounie and Wendy Welch
It has been found that being overweight increases your risk of breast cancer, especially after menopause. Losing weight can reduce your risk of breast cancer and other forms of cancer. It is also reported that a healthy weight reduces the risk of cancer recurrence, so size does matter!
Kim Goff and Kiley Graber
"Mardi Bra" is the beginning of a new tradition for myself and my girls. This bra will help us remember to have a mammogram every year in February near Mardi Gras. After a scare with my daughter, I wanted to help support the mission of breast cancer awareness.
Rebekah and Christina Sadovnikov
Day And Night
Our bra was inspired by the pain these women go through day and night. When all the suffering ends, they can do as our mom did and sleep in peace. But they have another choice, to wake up and live on.
My inspiration for participating this year is to celebrate all the breast cancer survivors, like my aunt, and to encourage those who are currently fighting. There are few things more empowering than seeing a group of people (family or not) unconditionally come together in support of others.
It's What's Inside That Counts
The inspiration for this bra is patient education. As the Mammography Department at CRMC, we want to educate the public on the importance of mammograms. We want to make a difference! We designed our bra to shine some light on these facts!
"Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless--like water." -Bruce Lee. "Every drop in the ocean counts." -Yoko Ono
Early Detection Is Key
Each key on my bra represents a key element in the fight against breast cancer. These keys represent lifestyle changes that you can make to help lower your risk. You hold the keys!
These hand-carved blue-footed boobies (a real bird) are in honor of my sister, who is currently winning her battle against breast cancer. She hasn't lost her sense of humor and appreciates that no two boobies are alike.
Treasures In The Sand
Working in the medical field for over thirty years, I have encountered many individuals, co-workers and friends who discovered they had breast cancer. All of these individuals demonstrated amazing courage upon discovering the diagnosis. I hope that my entry, “Treasures in the Sand,” will help someone avoid this terrible disease.
We Are Family...I've Got All My Sisters With Me
This bra is in honor of all these special ladies who are also breast cancer survivors, and in memory of a dear friend, Betty Combs, who lost her battle this year. We all share a special bond. They are my sisters, my pink family! We support each other unconditionally.
Kareen Rivera and Richard Boyce
If We Can Fight It, We Can Survive It
A small twist on a classic quote, "If you can dream it, you can believe it." - Mickey Mouse. Mickey and Minnie Mouse stand together, just like friends who battle breast cancer together.
Cancer Bugs Me
I believe women are a lot like flowers. They are beautiful no matter the size, shape or color. Cancer, on the other hand, is not. Cancer is like the annoying, nasty bugs that try and take over our beautiful gardens. Buzz off cancer, or we will swat you away!
The Boob Tube
This year’s inspiration is for all women; girls, get those mammograms and let them see your stuff on “The Boob Tube!”
The "Renewed Hope" bra is handcrafted with recycled paper beads. I want people to feel revitalized, energetic and stronger in the fight against breast cancer. The colors remind us that breast cancer does not stop with “black and white,” but it is a global affair. Renew hope now!
Lara Morris and Kathy Felder
Peaceful Easy Squeezin'
"Peaceful Easy Squeezin'" bra represents the role of music in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. The "peaceful, easy feeling" that comes from a routine trip to the "squeezebox" or listening to music during treatment, music therapy rocks!
Somewhere Over The Rainbra
Some wish to be a princess or a prince. Some wish for wealth and to do great things. But when it comes to health, be smart, don't wish, take care of business!
TowneBank Breast Cancer Survivors
The Ultimate Support
There are warrior women everywhere, If you cast your eyes about. Some are hometown bankers, Who never had to doubt, That their workplace would support them, To raise the battle call. When it comes to helping family, Towne will bear it all.
Kim Allen and Cyndy Somerset
The Battle Is Not Yours
"The Battle Is Not Yours" armor bra is inspired by the Yolanda Adams song. The bra serves as a reminder that we all have battles/obstacles in our lives, but we don't have to face them alone. Even through the battle we can look good to feel good, sparkle and shine.
Christina and Stephanie Taylor
"Coop" Hope Alive
This bra is inspired by our Aunt Ellen. After retirement, she moved to Franklin for some country life and some chickens. In September of 2009, breast cancer appeared. She kept hope alive and is happy to be back in the coop with her chickens!
Kelly Echols and Gerry Logue
Sock It To Cancer
In honor of the most courageous, inspirational, and determined wife and mother who victoriously overcame cancer with grace and dignity: "our survivor."
Inspired by my military career.
Fans For Your Cans
Comfort Systems of Virginia, Inc. found the inspiration to make our "Fands For Your Cans" bra with a common goal of "blowing away breast cancer" and promoting awareness within our community.
Deb Munroe and Kate Negri
Virtues Intertwined - Perseverance, Support, and Hope
These intertwining virtues aided our loved ones through their battle. Tooled metal embellished with flowers mark the years they have been cancer-free, embodying perseverance. Bronze rings represent acts of kindness linked in support. Where support and perseverance faltered, vines of hope lend strength, allowing our loved ones to flourish.
Beating Breast Cancer
Each of us at the all-female Sentara Belle Harbour Laboratory has had a loved one touched by breast cancer. Together, we ladies vow to continue the fight to find a cure in honor or in memory of our loved ones. We will not stop until we “beat breast cancer!"
Whitney Stevens and Liz Craig
Sticks & Stones
We dedicate our bra to the lovely Aimee Darby. With her incredible strength, nonstop energy, heart of gold and happy-go-lucky spirit, she proves that sticks and stones may break your bones, but breast cancer only made her stronger! We would like to congratulate Aimee on her remission.
Instagram A Cure
Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining
In the midst of despair, there is always hope. Thanks to the medical advancements being made and the generous support of organizations like Chesapeake Regional, there are more silver linings for more women than ever before. Thank you for all who care.
Remember Our Fallen And Wounded
Doctors at Walter Reed Medical Center found that 20-40 percent of women who have fought in the War on Terrorism come home and develop breast cancer from the chemicals they are exposed to. Fallen heroes/wounded warriors, they are our heroes! Remember them! I dedicate this bra to them!
Linda T. Miller
Breast Cancer Research Is A Global Mission
Throughout the world, the lives of individuals and their families are devastated by breast cancer. The world must unite its research efforts to find a cure for this terrible disease.
Marva Maid Dairy
We at Marva Maid Dairy have been affected by cancer with several employees being diagnosed. Bra-ha-ha gives us an opportunity to “uplift” our employees while helping a great cause. With Chesapeake Regional Medical Center being one of our valued customers, we could not miss this opportunity to display our “jugs.”
While saving our clients money on their taxes is our top priority, giving back to our community and members of our military takes precedence. “Itemized Deductions” represents our commitment to help find a cure for breast cancer and to show our support for those who struggle, survive and inspire.
Close To Our Hearts
"Breast Friends" Chesapeake Regional Breast Cancer Support Group makes and distributes heart-shaped pillows to breast surgery patients and biopsy pillows to diagnosed patients free of charge. Donations of the pillow design, fabric and notions have allowed distribution of over 79 heart-shaped pillows to newly diagnosed women since 2011.
Women are warriors, especially when they are known to fight and win over breast cancer. I tried to reveal the beauty inside the warriors. Fight on warriors, fight on!
Beat It, Just Beat It!
My bra inspiration was inspired by my friend who was a Dallas Cowboys fan and passed away from colon cancer. He fought his cancer until the end, but unfortunately did not beat it! We can beat this! Yes, we can!
Katie Hyde and
"Breast Bones" was developed by the staff of 2 East, CRMC's orthopedic unit. I hope everyone feels their "breast bones," and there's no bones about it, we need to find a cure. Enjoy this fun and festive bra inspired by Halloween and orthopedics.
Central Chesapeake Republican Women's Club
Take A Bite Out Of Cancer
The inspiration for this bra came from my brother-in-law, who has survived stage 4 leukemia. When receiving chemo treatments, he could only hold down cupcakes, so we made them in many different colors to cheer him.
Gotta Get My Glow On
This is a tribute to Laura, a survivor. Continuing to work throughout her therapy, when she left for the day, she'd say, "I'll be in after I get my glow on." A breast cancer retreat volunteer who helped lead monthly support groups at Bon Secours Harborview, Laura's glow touched many.
C To Shining C
We’re warriors who fight for freedom and cancer. As OR staff, we all have been affected personally and professionally by cancer. Our bra was created using only products from the OR and is dedicated to all those we have fought for and provided care to from “C” to shining “C.”
War Against Breast Cancer
My inspiration for this bra was to unite military families and bring attention and support to breast cancer awareness. It reflects my personal experience as a military wife and also shows love and support for our men and women serving our country.
In 2010, 1.5 million people were told, "You have breast cancer," as it is the most common cancer among women worldwide. By promoting awareness, education and early detection, breast cancer can be successfully conquered locally, nationally and globally. Let's make a "Worldwide Change!"
Victoria Secret’s 2013 Jeweled Fantasy Bra: $2.5 Million. Free mammograms to those that need it most: Priceless.
Baskets Of Hope III
I hope that weaving together education, early detection and screening, along with mammograms, will help reduce the number of women and men with breast cancer!
Good Witch/Bad Witch
Breast cancer is like a wicked witch, flying in and destroying everything in her path. Fortunately, breast cancer can be caught and melted away by having a yearly mammogram. So be a good witch and have your yearly mammogram, because there's no place like hope!
VSA Resorts Owner Services Department
Our bra shows how cancer can invade your body the way bugs can invade sweets, and how we can put a stop to both. The sweets represent our bodies; the bugs represent the cancer and how we can raid it out.
To begin viewing the breasts as “priceless” possessions that are more valuable than antique coins kept in a glass case or millions of dollars protected in a bank vault. To remember their worth and to commit to doing everything within our power to preserve, protect and keep them healthy.
Surrender The Boobies
Ahoy me' TaTa's, Don't let the cause lose rank, Open your treasure, trade in your rubies, To walk the plank and save the boobies
Sue Dixon, Patty Yewcic and Theresa Bray
As Chesapeake celebrates its fiftieth, let's be sure your boobs can also celebrate fifty more!
Drayanna, 9 years old, and Julie FoxRun
A World Of Color!!
We are creating this bra in memory of Grandma Joyce and in honor of your daughter, Elizabeth! Grandma Joyce, the stories we hear about you are full of love, wisdom, strength, nurturing, knowledge and courage! Our best way to express you and your daughter's spirit is by using color! Shalom.
Messages Of Hope
Beliefnet is centered around bringing hope and inspiration to the world. No matter what situation you are facing, we believe that a positive outlook will help you get through it. We believe if hope builds the bridge, then inspiration helps you cross it.
Social Media - Unfriending Cancer
With so much focus on social media, let’s share the importance of finding a cure. My bra depicts unfriending breast cancer with profile pictures of my mother, a two-year survivor at age 80 when she died in December. So let’s unfriend breast cancer and find a cure!
Social Media - Tweeting The Word
I lost my sister, Cathy Minsterman, to breast cancer. Even though she did everything right, did breast exams, had mammograms, etc., it still took her. I believe "Tweeting the Word" is the way to go. Amazing that you can reach millions of people with one # (hash tag).
Billie M. Cook
Super Men & Women Searching For A Cure
The dark pink ribbons bear the names of 38 top researchers of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) from across the globe, and the light pink ribbons represent their research assistants and graduate students joining them in the "fight" against this disease. We praise God for searching for a cure!
Althea (Greek For Healing) - Swimming Toward The Cure
Althea was inspired by our Croatan family and friends who have been impacted by this disease. Hours were spent working together to create her, as many are spending years working toward a cure. With love, Croatan S&B
Shawn, Lori, Lynda and Bernadette
For millions of years, sea turtles survived the dangers of the sea and continue to survive ... ever following the light into the sea. Women follow the light of life and persevere in the fight against breast cancer. Just as turtles swim into the sea together, no one fights this battle alone.
Bracing For A Cure
The world is "bracing" itself for a huge announcement and celebration that one day ... there is finally a cure for breast cancer!
Richetta Taylor and Sheila Montague
Kicking A Goal For A Cure
Our inspiration for this bra came from family and friends that we know that have had breast cancer. Those that lost the battle and those that are still fighting. Our goal is to do what we can to help find a cure.
Dedicate this bra to my sister-in-law, Denise Smith of NJ, who lost her life due to breast cancer. She was a wonderful person and mother of three children
Donna Wade Litchfield
Birds And The Bees ... What About These?
Knowledge is the key to success! When talking to our teens about their bodies, we need to include breast health in the conversation. A frank discussion of lifestyle choices, body image and family history are all things that will help future generations beat breast cancer.
Lynlea Boone, 7 years old
I have started sewing and thought this would be fun to do to help with breast cancer research. My mother and grandma helped me, and we all love pink! I can't wait to see the other bras and participate again next year!
All women "sparkle," but it takes a lot of courage to shine ... my mom is not only my angel, but she's always on my mind. This bra is dedicated to my mother, who lost her corageous battle with breast cancer. This is dedicated to her.
“Marine’s Canteens” is dedicated to the male Marines and their families who were stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina and affected by breast cancer. As of 2013, there are 83 confirmed cases of male breast cancer among the Marines from Camp Lejeune, the largest cluster ever reported.
With faith and perseverance we can conquer the obstacles that lay before us in the fight against breast cancer. "...if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."
It’s a chance to put your past behind you and have free rein at a new life. A time to celebrate overcoming the struggles in your life and start looking forward to a new beginning. It’s time to unmask breast cancer and show how fabulous you are!
Show Me The Money
We must keep continuing to support the efforts of prevention and give our monies, time and efforts to make a difference to find a cure -- "Show Me The Money-Stop Cancer!"
I have so many friends and family that have been affected by the "C" word - I continue to hope, wear my pink and keep believing for "the cure!"
Battle For Healthy Breasts
My inspiration for “Battle For Healthy Breasts" is my sister, Mary Beth. She is a breast cancer survivor and showed me what inner strength really is. I hope that my contribution will give women access to mammograms so they can have a head start on battling breast cancer.
Darrell A. Tisdale
The Garden Of Strength/Nourished By Hope And Faith
“The Strength Gardens” nourished by hope and faith was inspired by family and friends. How, when faced with this devastating disease, they embraced their fears, gained hope, faith and a deep inner strength. Embracing each new day and all it has to offer.
During this courageous fight, women are often faced with the battle of hair loss. While some prefer to sport this bold and beautiful look, others may choose not, and for those I was inspired to create this piece to show that if a bra can wear it, so can we.
Patricia and Alexis Webb
Man's Best Friend
As I have watched family and friends experience the stress and trauma of breast cancer, I have noticed that they are comforted by those around them, but in the quiet moments their pets become their best friends and never leave us.
Deborah and Joseph Pierre
Alice In Wonderland, Through The Looking Glass
In this children's story, Alice is looking into a mirror imagining what kind of world is on the other side. Inspired by courageous patients coming through our doors every day, imagining their journey of treatment, meeting all different individuals with stories of their own and coming out triumphantly cancer-free.
Barbara Darden and Marlene Mansfield
Sock It To Breast Cancer
The Woman's Club of South Norfolk joins Chesapeake Regional and the Bra-ha-ha in all of its efforts to "Sock It To Breast Cancer." We have several club members who are survivors. Our organization is all about volunteerism and service to others. This is our fourth year in supporting your cause.
A Country Girl Can Survive
This bra is for a country girl who was diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago. Her first response was to turn to Jesus and hold on to Him with everything she had in her. And because of our prayers and the angels that surrounded her, she is cancer-free today.
Great Bridge Anchor Club
The Underwater Bra
"The Underwater Bra" was created by the Great Bridge High School Anchor Club. The Underwater Bra was created because of our love of anchors (because we are the Anchor Club) and the sea! Hope you like our kissy fishies.
Julie Przytula, Chris Palmer and Nora Bell
Road To Recovery
Stop breastcCancer! We will not yield until there is a cure. One way to help in the fight is to schedule yearly mammograms. We cannot go forward without the support of local families and businesses. We at Cavalier Ford at Chesapeake Square say "do not enter" to breast cancer!
The Hope Chest
"The Hope Chest" is inspired by a woman I serve with in the Navy. Despite being diagnosed in her 20s while serving at sea, she has maintained the best attitude and biggest heart of anyone I know. This hope is for her.
Hands Full Of Hope
Hands are made for more than just holding. Whether they are used for providing support, conducting monthly breast exams or touching other people's lives, they are essential to our survival. Let's all come together with "Hands Full Of Hope" to make the impossible possible and find the cure!
Leslie T. Martin
I really got to know Becky when she became leader of our daughter’s Girl Scout troop. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer a second time, I realized that with effective treatments, the survivors and their families are given the gift of "S’more Time" to live, love and create.
In support of Majella, Jane and Ursula, who fought and won their battle, and those who continue to fight. Volunteer and career we are ready to sacrifice our families and lives to protect yours. Life is a journey; just live it.
Phyllis Beauty Salon
I float amongst the peaceful clouds knowing that one day cancer will all be tweeted out.
Families Being Together
Families walking hand-in-hand through faith and love throughout our city.
Arlene Gordon, Shirley Chappell, Doreen Goodridge, Georiga Holloway and Patti Lane
Licking The Problem Of Breast Cancer
Although breast cancer has always been an important topic, it does not discriminate; with this year’s estimated new cases being 234,580 with 40,030 estimated deaths, our work is far from done. Take part in “Licking the Problem of Breast Cancer” and make a donation to the American Cancer Society today.
Cork Out Cancer
I never used to drink red wine. That changed since I’ve been living with metastatic breast cancer for the past 13 years. Red wine has a calming effect that makes even the worst of news not so bad. The next time a bottle is opened, scream out “Cork Out Cancer!”
No Monkeying Around!!
There's no monkeying around with breast cancer! Make sure you're doing self-breast exams and getting those mammograms ... if not, you're just bananas!!
Susan Nemie and Mandy Philbrick
Get In Gear
Don’t procrastinate, “Get In Gear,” get your mammogram once a year! It’s so important, don’t delay, you can’t go wrong, so act today!
Stomp Out Breast Cancer
Our inspiration for the bra comes from all the patients, friends and relatives that have been affected by breast cancer. We would like to do our part to help stomp out breast cancer for all our future generations.
For all the women who we have lost in the fight ... waiting for a cure, spread your wings and fly. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.
50 Years Of "Motorboating" In Chesapeake
Inspired by the celebration of Chesapeake's 50th anniversary and its many waterways, the Women of Rehab at Autumn Care of Chesapeake pay whimsical and creative homage to them with our submission, "Motorboating." We have been touched very personally and professionally by breast cancer and wholeheartedly support those others touched by it.
Chesticles - Protect The "Pecs"
Male breast cancer is a rare condition, accounting for 1 percent of all breast cancers. 1,970 new cases are reported yearly. Although statistically and comparatively smaller, men diagnosed with breast cancer have the same survival prognosis as women. We wish to share our support and shed some light on this.
Tutus For Tatas
Our bra is to honor of one of our members who has been diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. She has a family history and has tested positive for the BRCA1 gene. She has not let a double mastectomy slow her down, as she is active with Making Strides.
Ta-Ta's: The Musical
Presented by the Ya-Ya Sisterhood of Drama Mama's. Starring: Betty Bazoomba, Helen Hooter, Jillian Jugs, Rachel Rack. Don't miss this titillating sensation! Raising awareness for breast cancer through udder madness. Don't be a boob--take action against cancerous tumors through screenings, prevention and research. Avoid drama, mama; get a mammogram!
Yuanita, 14 years old, and Crystal McPherson
Piecing Together The Puzzle
I worked on this bra with my 14-year-old daughter. She now has a better understanding of the Bra-ha-ha and what it does. Every piece of the puzzle will help find a cure. So get tested ... for future generations.
Jack Says ... "Protect Your Pumpkins"
June Mitchell-Branch and Arlene Howard
Our bra design is based on the idea of "celebrating life." We proudly present the "Mardi-Bra." We want to encourage survivors to "live, love and celebrate."
Quit Playing Games (With Your Boobs)!
Breast health is no game - the team at the Marriott Chesapeake is pleased to devote our efforts this year to showing our support for our community, friends, and loved ones. We want everyone to know that they do not fight alone.
Keep Them Inflated
Through proper maintenance, we can keep them pumped up. Let's keep those boobies rolling.
Camille & Carmella Humphries
Stupid Is As Stupid Does
"Stupid is as stupid does." Words by Forrest Gump! Early detection's the way to go; protect your humps from lumps!
Don’t Attack My Rack: Recipes Of Strength, Love & Courage
My mom, grandma and cousin needed love, strength, faith and courage to battle this horrendous disease. From 2 Tbs. of love to a dash of humor, each woman in my family has beat breast cancer with her own recipe of key ingredients.
We Can Change Our Future
She’d rather talk about gardening than doctor’s appointments. She changes the subject. She’d rather wear a shirt that covers her mastectomy scar. She changes her shirt. Her husband doesn’t want her to see that he’s crying. He cries in another room in silence. We need to change the future.
Find Your Strenght Through Our Embrace
The strongest women sometimes feel weak when fighting breast cancer takes everything they have. But we're a family of amazing women, some whom have gone through this before. Those women embrace her through it all, and we learn we are stronger than we have ever imagined we could be together.
Luna Chrysalis Butterfly (Rebirth Of Moon Butterfly)
Before chemo, I had long beautiful curly hair, and once I started treatments I lost all of my hair. Few months later, after my treatments, my hair began to grow back again! Just like a caterpillar going through metamorphosis stages of its life to become a beautiful moth or butterfly!
Susan and Ciara Wolf
As a mother-daughter project, it was time to talk about breast health and helping others. But as a woman to other women, it’s a reminder to get your annual mammogram after 40, have your clinical breast exams annually and do self-breast exams monthly. Remember ladies, get "Felt Up!"
I Am Ironman
I am female, Fe=Iron, Male=Man, Therefore, I am Ironman. It would be nice to have special gadgets and superpowers like our comic book heroes. This bra is dedicated to all the real life heroes, all the women and men who are fighting and who have fought breast cancer.
A Touch As Light As A Feather Could Save Your Life
Three of my friends discovered lumps in their breasts accidently, by merely brushing their fingers over their breasts while dressing or smoothing their clothes. Touches as light as a feather saved their lives. A monthly self-exam could have caught the cancer sooner. Be sure to do your monthly exam!
Caroline Penney, Julienne Fallen and Melissa Hebert
Mammograms - Our First Line Of Defense
As the Navy holds true to honor, courage and commitment; we must honor ourselves by being educated, having courage to listen to our bodies, and the commitment to get our screenings. Here’s to the fight against cancer. We might have lost a few battles, but we will win the war!
This bra celebrates the memories of my daughter's softball team, Plaza Cheetahs, in trying to help with breast cancer awareness while enjoying the game of softball. This is dedicated to my daughter, her teammates and to our families who made a great community by always supporting one another.
Cranes For A Cure
There is an old story that was shared to me from Japan that paper cranes were made to bring hope and to wish for miracles. This bra tries to share that story, but wishes a hopeful future where a cure comes soon for all battling cancer.
The Smile Maker
As a dental office, smiles are part of our typical day. This entry is dedicated to Lisa. She’s a former coworker, forever friend and smilemaker. Lisa's humor and faith still shine, despite being diagnosed with breast cancer at 41. Laughter - the best medicine. Let our bra make you smile.
Delisa F. Alvis
Helping Cure Cancer ... Southern Style
I work for a company that truly gives back to the community. For 14 years in a row, the Southern Auto Group has donated a vehicle to ACS to use as a car giveaway fundraiser for Relay for Life. Thanks for your generosity and inspiration!
I Make Milk ... What's Your Super Power!
Breastfeeding is an intricate part of every woman’s breast health. Breastfeeding empowers women and their babies.
Rise Of The Phoenix
The phoenix arises from the ashes of its predecessor. A true symbol of renewal. Like so many who have endured breast cancer, with the right treatment and family support they are transformed and reborn. The dark road of recovery becomes bright and vibrant. Hopeful, as the phoenix.
A Beautiful Mind
The Bible says "As ye sow, so shall ye reap." Being in the presence of cancer survivors has taught me our minds are gardens that need cultivating. The negative in our lives produce weeds of doubt, fear and anxiety that need replacing with flowers of love, strength, happiness, tranquility.
A Strong Foundation
Being in the housing industry, we focused on the word "foundation." Our design features the exterior elements of a house and the inner "heart" that makes a home - noting that to recover from breast cancer you need a strong foundation of health care providers, family, friends and community.
Starfish Wishes And Mermaid Kisses
My mom lost her courageous battle with breast cancer 12 years ago. I created this bra in her memory and used one of her dresses in the design. "Starfish Wishes and Mermaid Kisses" reflects her love for the beach. Not all stars are in the sky, and mermaids do exist!
Annabelle Luck Doughty for
There is a fighting spirit that rules all cowgirls in the world of rodeo. You can lay there and bleed or you can Cowgirl Up! When you are riding for your life, always remember the spirit of the Wild Wild West and Cowgirl Up!
Beauty and confidence should shine bright within every person who has survived or battled breast cancer.
Iron Courage - Protection Against External Factors And Courage When It's Needed
This armor of "iron" represents the fantastic courage that women have inside them that is called upon at times in their lives, as heroines do. It also gives the protection that we all hope to extend to all.
Rebecca Ostman on behalf of
Out Of The Valley
Breast cancer overwhelms, chaining us in "the valley" until a rope appears. Escape was my daughter, family, cats, gardening, good drugs and Beyond Boobs! I found friendships, strength, love, rebirth. My dreams span decades. I became an armored pink powerhouse, a link in a survivor’s chain. Now, I bleed pink.
My piece, "Candyland," was inspired by all the people who do fundraisers for important causes, like breast cancer, where they go out and sell candy to raise the money.
A Bodacious Butterfly She Is ...
She is vibrant in personality. She glistens when she moves. She reflects beauty and love. She is courageous in spirit. She has faith and fortitude. She is not defined by this disease called cancer, and it will not defeat her spirit. Dedicated to bodacious butterflies Sharicka J. and Sharon K.
Inspiration is often imparted by the women of Hampton Roads Transit who battle breast cancer daily as... We witness her grace. We applaud her courage. We support her journey. We hope for her cure. We pray for her recovery. We celebrate her life. We love her. This is her story.
Don't Miss Graduation Day
Don't wait or hesitate, to be able to see, that special someone, graduate. My first-time inspiration was from being able to attend my daughter's recent college graduation. My mother and grandmother were not able to be there because we already lost them to breast cancer. Get your mammogram!
Alicia Turner, 15 years old
Fight Like A Girl, Feel Like A Lady!
Based on the 'Fight Like a Girl" line, this design has the theme of fighting on one side, while the other side includes items for looking and feeling like a lady. It is a reminder to all women that no matter what, they are beautiful and amazingly brave!
The Last App
Don't you wish you could delete breast cancer with the press of a button? Once you delete the pain, anger and fear, all you have left over is hope!
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boob
Cinderella dreams of a “happily ever after” life. Then, her fairy godmother appears and, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo, Cinderella is magically transformed, and her dream is fulfilled. I dedicate my bra, "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boob!," to the magic of mammogram technology, helping make “happily ever after” dreams come true for all Cinderellas.
MasterCuts Team (Fawn, Mac, Leslie and Song)
Clip For The Cure
A motivational piece for all hair stylists and anyone with breast cancer. We challenge anyone to help in any way they can to help fight breast cancer and find a cure for this epidemic.
Our inspiration represents a freshly painted coat of courage, hope and love! We all know someone, knew someone or unfortunately will know someone that benefits from breast cancer research and breast care services. We think that "getting a Maacover can work on anybody."
United We Stand
We are warriors from the home of the brave. We are ready to fight here and abroad, along with all nations, in this battle called cancer. Even when these colors fade, our determination won't. Cancer is a battle we can win!
You Can't Capsize My Vessel
TV Ta Ta’s reflects the power of television to share information that saves lives. We’re inspired by former NewsChannel 3 anchor Jane Gardner, who 13 years ago detected an abnormality during a self-breast exam. To quote our dear friend Jane, “I am so grateful to be here as a result of early detection.
Never Mask The Beauty Underneath
Many photographers have done shoots with survivors showing the beauty they believe was lost to cancer. They came to realize they are beautiful. They were able to reclaim their femininity, sexuality and identity. Their "masks" hide the beauty that's always been there. To all survivors ... "Never Mask the Beauty Underneath."
The Eyes Have It
To open everyone's eyes to breast cancer awareness. So many people and families have been touched by this disease, and to open eyes to prevention, earlier detection is our goal.
HOOKED on Finding A Cure
The amazingly strong women that have struggled through breast cancer are the inspiration Sandman Hook & Tackle needed to want to help with the fight for finding a cure!
Nicole Heller and John Hall
Hooked On Tackling Breast Cancer
Families are affected by breast cancer all over the world. Sandman Hook & Tackle is hooked on helping to find a cure for women everywhere!
It's So Fluffy
Let's fight to keep 'em fluffy and eradicate despicable breast cancer! Breast cancer tries to strip away the fluffy essence of a woman. Let's continue to cheer for life!
The Volturi in the Twilight Saga showed us that the monsters walking undetected among us are the scariest monsters of all. That thought and my love of “Twilight” inspired me to create “The Braturi.” Through efforts of the Bra-ha-ha, no woman will go with the monster of breast cancer undetected.