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Soroptimist International of Rim of the World (SIROW) collaborated in October 2009 with the Willow Woods Quilt Guild to present “Breast Friends: An Artful Bra Challenge” at the Blue Jay Quilt Walk.

This first “Breast Friends” event commemorated the 25th anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  The purpose of “Breast Friends” is to promote awareness, give empowerment, and educate the public about breast cancer.  

Artful Bra Challenge - Mammo-Grant Program

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Funds help support SIROW’s program to provide free mammograms at Mountains Community Hospital (MCH) each October for eligible women who:

SIROW must raise $100 for each mammogram that it co-sponsors with Mountains Community Hospital. SIROW has helped provide more than 200 free mammograms since 2005.

Following the Blue Jay Quilt Walk (held the first Saturday each October), the Artful Bras are exhibited at local venues, including Mountains Community Hospital in Lake Arrowhead, a co-sponsor of SIROW’s free mammogram program.  

Breast Friends:  An Artful Bra Challenge

Start planning your bra designs now to be on display last week of Sept 2016 at the Blue Jay Quilt Walk.

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Bra’rtists decorate bras with clever and fun themes. Participants creatively use thread, beads, feathers, paint, Astroturf, glass, and even wine corks and bottlecaps to create works of bra-art that are unique, entertaining, humorous, sobering, and beautiful.  Past entries have included bras entitled:

Funds are raised by:

Breast of Show 2015

Cancer is a Scarey Thing

Artful Bras

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Application for a Mammo-Grant!

Drop by the Blue Jay Quilt Walk and check out the creative designs by locals.  

Vote for your favorite design.  

We are selling the bras which helps support our Mammo-Grant program.

Artful Bras