Bra Project of the Lowcountry

So many people are doing their part to defeat breast cancer.
Here’s a look at how local students are showing their creativity to raise awareness.
In the fight against breast cancer people have come up with all kinds of unique, clever, and amazing thoughts to raise money.
For example, Pinnacle Plastic Surgery’s second annual Bra Project of the Lowcountry.
In the unveiling spotlight one-of-a-kind bras designed by students from Bluffton High School, Hilton Head High, and Savannah Arts Academy.
“We were given a bra to use as the base.  And I used tennis balls.  So I had them cut up into fourths and I glued them all over and like almost like a pattern and then for the feathers I used chop sticks and paper and then some paint,” explains Mary Carroll Hatch.
In competition each student possess an incredible level of creativity.
“I used coffee filters and milk cartoons.  Used something different that might not have been used from other projects.  So that was just a really fun thing trying to reinvent things and make them something new,” explains Emma Varland.
The attention grabbing title also aims to educate about breast cancer and women’s options for reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy.
Revealing the strength of a woman’s cancer journey, designers express why they chose to participate in the bra project.
“Of all the women I’ve know of…I know one who’s a breast cancer survivor.  They’re just so powerful, and they have such strength and to be able to go through that and survive.  I wanted to choose something that really represents that,” says Emma Varland.
“My Aunt is a breast cancer survivor.  So when the opportunity rose with Ms. Scoggins like telling me about it.  I was like oh my gosh it’s a perfect opportunity so especially like having an influence in my life and having someone to look up to I wanted to dedicate it to her,” says Mary Carroll Hatch
The bra project is now a traveling exhibit making stops around the Lowcountry.
Congratulations to those talented students.
All of the proceeds from The Bra Project will benefit Dragonboat Beaufort, a non-profit organization that supports cancer survivors right here at home.
You can check out the Bra Project Traveling Exhibit at these locations:
October 1, 2015 – 10:00am – 5:00pm
Belk, Hilton Head Island
Occtober 1, 2015 – 10:00am – 5:00pm
Belk, Hilton Head Island
October 8, 2015 – 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Pink Partini
October 9, 2015 – 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Tanger Outlets
October 22, 2015 – 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Poseidon, HHI

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