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'Design for a Cure' bras fight breast cancer

Associated Press Modified: September 3, 2009 at 10:15 am •  Published: September 3, 2009
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MCT REGIONAL NEWS

By Daisy Martinez

Valley Morning Star, Harlingen, Texas

(MCT)

Sep. 3--HARLINGEN — Mammograms can be expensive, especially for women without health issuance. But the Knapp Medical Center Foundation is hoping to extend a helping hand with this.

Knapp is currently accepting bra entries for the "Design for a Cure ... Bras Ending Breast Cancer" competition, Maggie Halaby, public relations director for Knapp Medical Center said.

KMC is asking community members to get creative and decorate bras, preferably padded, with the best theme or design they can come up with.

This event will raise funds to help indigent and uninsured women with mammogram expenses, Halaby said.

''What says breast cancer awareness better than a bra," she said Wednesday.

''We wanted to do something that would be creative, attention grabbing and also an educational opportunity."

Bras should be tasteful and not offensive, Halaby said, and each bra entry should also have a name.

There have been four bra submissions already including a "Harvest of Hope" bra and a "Bikers Against Breast Cancer" bra.

''We need to educate women and men that (mammograms) are a normal procedure that they really need to do for the sake of their health," Halaby said.

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