Bra-ha-ha 2015 Winners
1st Place: Broken Parts Do Not Mean Broken Hearts
Bra Designer: Sandy May
Friends are life's treasures. We're all a bit broken, but together, we shine like stars. To my friends and sister survivors who sent me broken jewelry supporting the fight that comes from within, and in honor of the taken, merci! May we never ever give up hope for a cure."
2nd Place: Guess What Day It Is...No Lump Day!
Bra Designer: Summer Harmon and Jazzercise Hickory/Great Bridge Fitness Center
Those are the words we all want to hear after our annual mammogram. So whether your first mammogram is clear or after early detection and treatment, "No Lumps in our Humps" is everyone's goal, and early detection is the key.
3rd Place: “‘T’-Time”
Bra Designer: Woman’s Club of South Norfolk
As little girls, we loved tea parties. As women, many still do, so next time you're sharing a cup of tea, remember that "T" is also for testing. Remind everyone to have those "cups" checked regularly, so all of you can share many more tea parties to come!
Most Humorous: Get Your “Hammogram!”
Bra Designer: Diane Zaugra Greenhalgh, The Isle of Wight Arts League
Pinky the pink ribbon pig hopes she doesn’t get ‘cured,’ but she sure hopes breast cancer does! Don’t be a silly sow - get your annual "Hammogram!" As a Smithfield "Hamtown" Virginia artist, I created Pinky to raise money for breast cancer prevention and to hopefully bring smiles along the way!
Most Inspirational: Picture a World with No Breast Cancer
Best Craftsmanship: Diamonds & Pearls Look at These Girls
Bra Designer: Care Advantage, Inc.Â
The intricate sparkle of a diamond and the simplicity of a pearl's elegance embody the true spirit of a woman. No matter whenever, wherever, or whatever your battle may be, always remember that your beauty will always shine from the inside out, if you let it.Â
Best Business: Buoy’s Rise Above
Bra Designer: Black Pelican Seafood Co., Greenbrier
Buoy's to keep you afloat; Nets- catching a cure; Sea Glass- endurance and beauty; Oars- to move forward or sideways, always moving towards a cure; Rope- reeling in money for research; Leather- being tough but supple; Black Pelican- the Watchdog. Dedicated to Margaret Wray's sister Terri- a two-time survivor.
Most Creative: Protecting Her Data v.7
Bra Designer: Steven Rodrig, PCB Creations
I make printed circuit board sculptures and made a bra which represents a bridge between the organic and electronic worlds. My piece is called “Protecting Her Date v.7,” where the bra monitors her organic data and makes adjustments to ensure that her system will function properly and never let her become ill.