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Artistic bras benefit breast cancer survivors

Christine Willet was 30 years old and pregnant when she was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer. She beat the disease, and helped found After the Storm Inc, a nonprofit with a goal of helping survivors of the illness heal from the treatment and begin their new lives, The Shoreline Times reports.

The organization will be hosting its annual After the Storm Art Bra runway show, where one-of-a-kind bras will be auctioned off to help raise money to benefit breast cancer research.

One item in particular is getting a lot of attention. Michaela DeMasi-Sumner, a 16-year-old high school student, created a bra featuring Swarovski crystals, glass pearls, beads, lace and blue teddy bears. She said she got the idea from her friend who is pregnant and who will also model the undergarment.

"It's important to me because although I've been fortunate not to have lost anyone to breast cancer, I have to other kinds of cancer," she told the news source.

According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.ADNFCR-2795-ID-19926327-ADNFCR
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