Wed, Mar 7, 2012 12:15 PM
RUTLAND - This bra's for you . . . . The Pink Ribbon Butterfly
Project (PRBP) is putting out an "out-of-the-ordinary" call for
Vermont artists. Its "Creative Cups" Patrol (Board of Directors) is
in search of decorated brassieres that will be displayed and
auctioned off in the spring of 2012 at its annual bra bonanza event
called, "For the Love of Tea & Re-Fashion Show."
The deadline is March 15, 2012 for these artistic submissions. The
"Creative Cups" can be crafted by any professional, emerging, or
hobbyist artist, from anywhere in the world. Each should come
with a title and short story: a dedication to someone dealing with
breast cancer or a description of the artist's inspiration. Bras
should be decorated to tell a story of hope, perseverance and
All of the creative cups bras will be publically displayed at
Reincarnation Upscale Resale & Fabulous Finds during the month
of April 2012. The public will be encouraged to visit Reincarnation
and vote for their favorite creations. All votes cost $1 each.
Awards will be given for first, second and third places. All
proceeds collected will benefit the Pink Ribbon Butterfly Project,
Additionally, the top 15 will be showcased at the annual For the
Love of Tea Re-Fashion Show and made into postcards that will
be available locally.
"It's a really kind of zany, light-hearted and fun way to celebrate
those who have survived breast cancer and/or those who are
currently dealing with breast cancer - laughter and joy are common
threads with the work we do at the PRBP and at the same time,
it can help us raise funds for our programs," said Traci Pena,
founder of PRBP.
"For people living with cancer, it may seem strange to find
laughter when facing such serious issues. Yet, laughter can be
helpful in ways you might not have realized or imagined," Pena
continued. "Laughter can help you feel better about yourself and
the world around you. Laughter can be a natural diversion. When you
laugh, no other thoughts can come to mind. Laughing can also induce
physical changes in the body. And after laughing for only a few
minutes, you may feel better for hours."
Submissions all must be size 36-C bra. They can be sent or dropped
off with a $5 entry fee. Please remember to include a title and
story. The Pink Ribbon Butterfly Project, is located on 86 River
Street, Rutland, Vt. 05701. For more information, call, (877)
673-5508. All works of art become the property of the PRBP and will
not be returned.