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Art Bra event organizers

11:56 am

Editor, The Independent:

The fifth annual Silver Stars “Support the Memorial Healthcare Foundation” Art Bra Fundraising event, Thursday, Aug. 20, was a huge success, estimated to meet or exceed last year’s proceeds of $10,000.

This year there were 83 theme-decorated bras entered into seven different categories. For the Business category overall winner was Second Chance Wood, by artist “Tadd Morris and Girls”; for the Service Organization category overall winner was Shiawassee Arts Center by artists Karen Kong and Linda Ruehle; for the Individual Category overall winner was Sarah Trefey with “Not a B Cup but a Tea Cup.”

In Memory/Honor Category it was Pat Shaw-Urick with “You Light Up My Life”; for the Hospital Department category it was Diagnostic Imaging “The Treasure Chest”. For the Artist category with one entry it was Micki Jansen, “A Butterfly Never Sees its Wings”; and the last category, Youth, the artist was Izzy Morris, “Cancer is not a Joke.”

The overall winners based on amount of money raised was Micki Jansen, “A Butterfly Never Sees Its Wings”; first runner up was LaBella’s Salon & Spa, “When Life Throws You Lemons – Make Lemonade”; second runner up, Janice Andersen, “We’ll Keep Fighting Until We Bring A Cancer Cure Home.”

The event’s Major sponsors were: Hesham Gayar, MD; Flint Clinical Pathologists; Dr. Patrick Wegman and Patrick Wegman, II; and CLH Insurance Agency.

The event’s Music sponsors were: Shaw’s Pharmacy, Civille Real Estate plus Dr. Jeannine Hopfensperger and Dr. Carrie Ehinger.

For the evening the event sponsors and supporters were: Comstock Inn and Conference Center, Sunnyside Florist and “A Complete Rental.”

Co-Chairs Peggy Gulick and Jackie Hurd were very appreciative of their hard-working committee and the wonderful support received both in bra entries and attendance at the event.

All of the funds raised enable the Memorial Healthcare Foundation to provide cancer screenings to community members who either are uninsured or underinsured in the Shiawassee region.

Art Bra event organizers

Art Bra event organizers was last modified: September 23rd, 2015 by Karen Elford