Bras with Flair 101507

Bras with Flair 101507

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Bras with Flair on the Square
Decorated bras, event on Fountain Square to promote breast health

What better way to raise awareness about breast health than through the garments that support them? Cincy Chic ( ), the only online publication for women in Greater Cincinnati, is proud to host "Bras with Flair on the Square," a unique and fun way of raising awareness about breast cancer.

Individuals, organizations and businesses in Greater Cincinnati are encouraged to decorate bras and drop them off, with a monetary donation of their choice, at any Greater Cincinnati Panera Bread location, or the Havana Martini Club downtown on Fifth St. between Race and Vine Sts. Panera Bread is offering a discount coupon for each bra donation, and Havana Martini Club is offering a discount on "Ta-Ta-Tinis" available only to those dropping off a donation. Donations will be accepted from Oct. 1-Oct. 23.

From Oct. 20-24, from 11a.m. – 7p.m. each day, the bras will be displayed on a 35'x15' structure developed by The Cincinnati Sign Company on Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati for all to see. Also on the square each day from 11a.m. – 7p.m. will be Avalon Salon doing free manicures and back massages, Cincy Chic signing up people for free subscriptions, La Silhouette selling high end lingerie, Panera with their signature pink ribbon bagels and The Jewish Hospital will have a call center set up on the square to schedule mammograms for eligible women at the event. The Jewish Hospital's mammogram van will be on the square on Oct. 23, so call today to schedule a mammogram for that day (or another day at another location) by calling (513) 686-3300.

The following are "one day only" vendors…
Saturday: The Nile Gallery; Sunday: Personal NEWtrition; Monday: Arbonne Intn'l by Karen Tracy; Tuesday: Poeme; Wednesday: Forever Cheeky/Clerisy Press.

And wrapping up each day with a little spice will be Kama Salsa, providing free salsa dancing lessons from 6-7 p.m. Oct 20-24 on the square.

All donations accepted with the bra drop-offs and for the free services provided on the square will be donated to the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fund. All donations will be earmarked for local breast cancer awareness programs that directly benefit women in Greater Cincinnati women. Cincy Chic has a lofty goal of raising $10,000 for the American Cancer Society, and with Cincinnatians’ generosity, that will be possible!

With the help of its official media sponsors, WKRQ (Q-102) and WXIX (FOX 19), this event will be heavily publicized and Cincinnatians will be encouraged to view the decorated bras, and take advantage of the free services being offered on Fountain Square. With their support, thousands will see the decorative bras. Q-102 will do live remotes 11a.m.-1p.m. Saturday, 2p.m.- 4p.m. Sunday and 12p.m.- 2p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Breast cancer kills about 400,000 women worldwide each year. This one-of-a-kind event will encourage women to be vigilant of those staggering numbers and their own breast health during October (National Breast Cancer Awareness Month), as well as the other 11 months of the year for the rest of their lives.

Cincy Chic Editor, Publisher
Amy Storer