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Decorate-a-Bra contest, reception to fund breast cancer care at Ellis Fischel

COLUMBIA, Mo. — A Decorate-a-Bra fundraising reception sponsored by the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center Auxiliary will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the main lobby of Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, 115 Business Loop 70 West.

The contest received 133 entries from businesses and individuals from throughout central Missouri. Winners will be announced at the reception, which will also feature wine and cheese, live jazz music and a silent auction.

“We got the idea for this event from a group in North Carolina,” said Edlyn Donovan, volunteer and auxiliary services supervisor at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. “They had a similar event to promote awareness and to raise funds for breast cancer care. We thought we could adapt this event for Ellis Fischel because we are the designated state cancer center, and breast health is a big part of what we do here.”

“What makes this event so special is that it is fun,” said Donovan. “Certainly raising funds for breast cancer care is important, but an event like this also adds brightness to a very serious disease.”

Admission to the event is $20 per person and all proceeds will support breast cancer patient care programs at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. To purchase tickets or for more information, please call (573) 884-7676.

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