Boobs are what they are all about
By RENEE REDMOND
CLAD in an over shoulder boulder holder bearing pink satin rolled-roses and feather trims, North Coast Breast Screening recruitment officer Penny Broome kept the cause of breast cancer close to her chest.
"We've decorated the bra I'm wearing in pink, the signatory colour for breast cancer. Boobs are our business and all the staff have had some input into it," she said.
The decorated bra, along with more than 40 others, will enter the Alstonville Wollongbar QUOTA Club's Craft Expo decorated bra competition next month.
Organiser Diane Parker said money raised would go to the Byron Region Dragons Abreast Club to help them buy their own 20-seater rowing boat.
"They're hiring a boat at the moment. Rowing is the perfect exercise for women who are recovering from a mastectomy," she said.
The bras will be judged by a celebrity panel, including Northern Star Deputy Editor Heath Gilmore, during the Expo from August 26-27.
Diane said she wanted to do something fun for breast cancer and encouraged other business people, groups and individuals to enter a bra in the competition.
"The idea is for people to get creative and innovative in decorating a bra," she said.
"We've got about 40 entries so far," she said.
The public will also have a chance to vote over the weekend and the winner of the 'Viewer's Choice' will receive a wall-hanging quilt.
"The bras can be cheeky or pretty or just really out there," she said.
Entry forms can be collected from Cafe 29 in Lismore, contact 6622 4022.