Bras on the Bluff battling cancer

Published 12:03 am Friday, October 11, 2013

Did the heading capture your attention? If not, it should have, because the idea is to have hundreds of decorated bras displayed on the bluff fence.

Why? As everyone knows, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Football players don pink jerseys, socks, etc., and there are pink bows and ribbons everywhere.

So what better way to call attention to breast cancer awareness than to display the very things that hold them?

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Vicksburg did something very similar last year by hanging bras on the Mississippi River Bridge. While we were not keen on teetering on our own high bridge to hang our bras, the decision was made to adorn the fence along the bluff.

Team Tatas, a Miss-Lou Relay for Life team, was approached with the idea, and enthusiasm and encouragement has found its way to the bluff and a very large agenda.

During the month of October, women, men and children are encouraged to decorate a bra. You can make it as simple or as gaudy as you would like.

For a fee of $2, your bra will be hung on the fence during the whole month of November.

You may drop your decorated bra off at Silas Simmons, LLP or the Gillon Group. Raffle tickets with hundreds of prizes are being offered for purchase, and plenty of fun, music and food will surround the decorated bras on the bluff on Nov. 2.

Several bands are slated to perform. There will be food vendors, jumpies for the kids, T-shirts and arts and crafts for everyone to purchase.

Broadway Street will be blocked off, and the decorated bras will be judged by the crowd — the time is from 1 to 8 p.m.

You will not want to miss out on this first annual event. We hope to not only string hundreds of bras on the fence but also create awareness of how to look for and the causes and treatments of breast cancer.

As a breast cancer survivor myself, it is extremely important to me that women, and men alike, are educated about this disease. All of the proceeds from this event will go to the American Cancer Society on behalf of Team Tatas.

For more information, you may contact me at 601-807-1312. We hope to see you on Nov. 2. BRING YOUR BRAS!


Meg Freeman is captain for Team Tatas.