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Published on October 10, 2014

Decorate-A-Bra Contest, Reception to Benefit Ellis Fischel Cancer Center Patients

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Creative and unique bra designs will be on display at the Artful Bra reception and silent auction from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. Proceeds from the event benefit Ellis Fischel’s breast cancer patient care program and services.

During the event, community members will have the opportunity to view the winning decorated bras as well as other creative entries. Supporters can bid on the bras and other items such as necklaces and a handmade quilt during a silent auction.

"This is the fifth year that Ellis Fischel has hosted this fun and imaginative contest," said Alison Pantuso, coordinator of outreach programs at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. "Previous Artful Bra contests have raised more than $20,000 for breast cancer patient care programs at Ellis Fischel, and we're hopeful that this year's event will continue to help provide cancer care services to our patients."

Decorated bras can be submitted for the silent auction through Wednesday, Oct. 15. The cost to enter a bra is $20 and includes one ticket to the event. For those not entering a bra, admission costs $10 at the door.

For more information, including information on discounted tickets for groups of 10 or more, please contact Pantuso at (573) 884-2049 or