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The Artful Bra show brings art and awareness together

A recent event brought joy, art and breast cancer awareness together, The Maneater reports.

The Artful Bra show took place on Wednesday at the Tiger Hotel in Columbia, Missouri, and showcased more than 100 decorated bras that were auctioned off to raise money for breast cancer treatment and prevention programs at the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.

"This event is supporting a great cause because it is bringing attention to breast cancer awareness and allowing others to be creative at the same time," Matt Splett, spokesman for Missouri University Health Care, told the publication. "This event is popular is because it is for a cause, more specifically for the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and helping others."

According to the source, all were unique and displayed individual messages to either honor a lost loved one, or to support all currently in the battle against the disease. All had titles that were just as different as the works of art. Some of the judges' favorites included The Giddy Up Cup and the Peek a Boob.

Raising money for research can provide hope to the more than 200,000 women battling against breast cancer this year, according to BreastCancer.org. Catching breast cancer early is also key to a higher survival rate. According to Cancer.org, those who are diagnosed during stage 1 have an 88 percent five-year survival rate.
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