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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Cups Full of Hope – Bra Art Exhibition & Fundraising Event to Support Women Confronting Breast Cancer

September 15, 2010, 6-8PM
CIT (Center for Innovative Technology)
2214 Rock Hill Rd. Herndon, Virginia  20170
www.successinthecity.org

Success in the City & Tigerlily Foundation Present
“Cups Full of Hope” – A “Bra Art” Exhibition & Fundraising Event to Support Young Women Living with Breast Cancer


Success in the City in partnership with Tigerlily Foundation, will host an inspirational event called “Cups Full of Hope” – a Bra Art Exhibition and Fundraising Event to Support Young Women Living with Breast Cancer.  The event will take place on Wednesday, September 15, from 6-8PM at the Center for Innovative Technology.  The unique art event will bring together survivors, supporters, benefactors, local celebrities and friends of young women living with breast cancer for a celebration.  

"We can't imagine a better way to honor and support these incredible survivors than to throw an art auction and reception "diva-style”, said Cynthia de Lorenzi, Founder/CEO of Success in the City.  “We can't wait to see the creativity in the submissions sent in from all over the Metro region.” The evening will be filled with creative works of bra artistry, an opportunity to purchase works of art, signature cocktails, savory bites, and inspirational stories from remarkable breast cancer survivors. 

A Public Call for Bra Designs

Success in the City and Tigerlily Foundation welcome moms, grandparents, friends, kids, artists, local designers, businesses, and even men to design and submit a bra for the event.  If you have the gift of creativity and want to help in the fight against breast cancer or honor a loved one, Success in the City encourages the public to submit bra designs.  All bra entries must be a new, padded, 36C bra with underwire & straps fully extended as a design base.  The goal is to receive over 100 bra design entries.  Bras transformed into extraordinary works of art will be the center stage at the event. Through this unique expression of art, the evening will honor those who have become a victim of the disease.  Success in the City judges will choose 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes for the top submissions.  The fee to submit a decorated and designed-by-you bra is $25.  Deadline to submit bra designs is Friday, August 27.  Additional submission guidelines are located at: http://www.successinthecity.org/ht/display/ConventionDetails/i/14208/pid/180.

Tigerlily Foundation is dedicated to educating, advocating for and empowering young women from all walks of life about breast cancer. Maimah Karmo is the founder of Tigerlily Foundation and a three year survivor of breast cancer. When she was diagnosed in February of 2006, Karmo was 32-years old and had no family history of breast cancer. While undergoing chemotherapy, she created the foundation to educate, empower, advocate for and support young women affected by breast cancer through the use of programs and services. The organization provides support for women between the ages of 15-40 from pre-diagnosis through post-treatment.  Through education, Tigerlily Foundation encourages the importance of embracing the power young women have within themselves as they celebrate their lives every day.

Advance ticket sales for the event are available for $65 for Success in the City members and $85 for non-members. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Tigerlily Foundation.

Event sponsors include Helios HR and European bra fitting salon The Full Cup. Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event.  For sponsorship information, please visit http://www.successinthecity.org/ht/display/ConventionDetails/i/14208/pid/180.

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