Bras Across the Grand is an American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Awareness Month event celebrating cancer survivors; and raising awareness among men and women to follow early detection guidelines for screening, and to make healthy behavioral changes to lower their risk of breast cancer.
For a $5 donation, residents can decorate a bra to be displayed in the “chain of hope” along the Grand River’s Gillette Pedestrian Bridge, serving as a visual reminder of those who are fighting the disease and those who have lost their battle. By hanging a bra, attendees are also participating in a Guinness World Record attempt for the world’s longest string of bras.
“Anyone can bring a bra to the event to decorate and hang in honor of a loved one,” said Cindy Mackey, director of the American Cancer Society Northwest Michigan office. “There will be a bra-decorating contest, pancake breakfast and other family-friendly activities.”
Bras Across the Grand takes place from 9 a.m. to noon, with a survivor celebration at 11 a.m.
For more information, call 616-364-6121 or e-mail StridesNorthwestMichigan@cancer.org.