Downtown eatery The Brick is raising money for Georgia Cancer Support through its popular Bras for a Cause event.
Anna Schreckengost, general manager at The Brick, said it’s a friendly competition to raise money during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Brick also matches whatever money is raised.
“Bras for a Cause is an event where our staff and others in the community decorate a bra with funny stuff or whatever they want,” she said. “We put numbers on them and let people vote for their favorite. It’s a dollar to vote for your favorite bra.”
Schreckengost said it’s a different way to raise money for the cause.
“We partnered with Magnolia State Bank this year, and they did the Pokemon bra. They actually won last year with their Toy Story bra. That was really cute,” Schreckengost said.
Catelynn Duncan, collections and OREO assistant at Magnolia State Bank, said if customers with Magnolia want to vote or donate, but aren’t able to make it downtown, she will send their donation in for them.
“The Brick is selling T-shirts labeled with their logo, and the back of the shirt showcases pink paint smudges in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness,” Duncan said. “T-shirts are $21, and a dollar of every T-shirt sold will be donated to Georgia Cancer Support.”
The general manager said people seem drawn to the event. She said it’s also always nice to see breast cancer survivors so passionate about the cause.
“Every business has their way to give back to whatever cause they are supporting. Breast cancer awareness is ours, so here at The Brick we will continue to support Georgia Cancer Support,” the general manager said.
Schreckengost said people in the community can design a bra and bring it in if they wish. She said they can decorate the bras as crazy as they want. She said it doesn’t cost anything to enter a bra, and the winner will be announced on Nov. 1 during First Friday.
“I’m not sure why it’s so big to the Brick, but I’m glad it is and I’m proud of it,” she said. “I’ve heard of people losing their mothers to breast cancer, so people should be aware of how it affects your life.”
The general manager said people should care about Bras for a Cause because breast cancer affects so many people. She said it’s a great way to help positively impact someone with breast cancer.
“My favorite part about Bras for a Cause is just seeing how creative people get with the bras and how much fun they had making them,” Schreckengost said. “The survivors coming in and seeing all we have done to support this is great, too.”