Bring your own bra: Workshop and exhibit

Get creative, design a masterpiece
and help a good cause by attending the BYOB (Bring Your Own Bra) workshop on
Saturday, 18 September from 3-6pm.

The event, which will help put a
spotlight on the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens’ breast cancer awareness campaign
in October, is hosted by Gale Tibbetts, owner of 24K-Mon Jewelers in Buckingham
Square. 

During the three hour workshop,
attendees will get to customise the bras they’ve brought with them using craft
materials, beading and trinkets from home and those supplied at cost by Miss
Tibbetts. The bras, once transformed, can then be registered for display at the
one-of-a-kind BRAvo art exhibition, which will be staged at the store’s
in-house gallery and open to the public from Tuesday, 19 October until November
with an opening reception on 26 October.

“With both events, I am hoping to
touch the lives of many, to bring them the medicine of laughter and improve the
knowledge of this disease in hopes of saving lives through early detection,”
said Miss Tibbetts.

Both of the awareness and
fundraising events, sponsored by the Caymanian Compass, Island Heritage
Insurance and Big Daddy’s Liquor Stores, are already attracting a lot of
interest in the wider community the store owner said.

CFP’s Marketing Supervisor Anne
Mason, said: “As a local company, we are delighted to be able to help sponsor
both the BYOB workshop and the BRAvo art exhibition. Both concepts are so new
to Cayman and the events will help continue the conversation we all need to
have with our daughters, sisters, mothers and aunts about early detection and
prevention.”

Island Heritage’s Marketing and
Advertising Specialist Monique Bush said, “As a dedicated community partner,
Island Heritage is pleased to support this worthy cause through these unique and
uplifting events. We encourage further support for breast cancer awareness
especially throughout the month of October.”

“Both the BYOB workshop and next
month’s BRAvo art exhibition are superb ideas for encouraging community
activism in the vital task of breast cancer awareness education and fund
raising,” said Nelson Dilbert of Big Daddy’s Liquor Stores.

Miss Tibbetts, who has been a
staunch supporter of the Lions Club’s breast cancer awareness initiatives ever
since she lost her sister Brenda Lund-Tibbetts to the disease 12 years ago,
said that once entered into the BRAvo art exhibition all pieces would
automatically be entered into a competition, which would attract prizes from
local businesses.

Those who wish to attend Saturday’s
workshop must preregister by calling Miss Tibbetts at 949-1499 or email
[email protected] The workshop costs $5 and all exhibits must be submitted to
the store by 18 October and cost a further $5 to register each piece of artwork
for the show.

“Our mission is to raise funds and
bring awareness of breast cancer by way of the creativity and fellowship,” said
Miss Tibbetts.

“Through the expressions of the
artists’ work, we hope to bring enjoyment in the viewing of the pieces. The
exhibit will be entertaining in a way to touch ones heart and mind with a
laughter and happiness while conveying the serious message of increasing breast
cancer awareness. It is not necessary to attend the BRAvo Art Work Shop to
enter the art competition. All are invited to join this event,” she added.

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