Art Bra KC 2014

Celebrating the Art of Survival in Style

Written by: Kristin Sands

The Event

Silent Auction
Art Bra Fashion Show
On May 2nd, the Art Bra event took place in the Downtown Airport in Kansas City. This event sold around 900 tickets which were priced at $75 for general admission and $150 for VIP guests. The VIP guests were allowed early access to the event, special entertainment, appetizers and drinks. The event went to benefit women and men who have breast cancer and are either uninsured or under-insured and included a fashion show with personal stories about the breast cancer survivors who model the bras. The event also included a silent auction as well as a live auction. The bra that went for the most money during the live auction was the Kansas City Chiefs bra that the Chiefs Head Coach, Andy Reid purchased for $8,000. The Sporting KC bra went for $7,100 and was given out by two of the players for the team. Three of the UCM Student's designs were featured in the Fashion Show. The Fashion Program was able to donate over 30 bras for the event. UCM as a whole was able to provide around 80 volunteers for the event from Delta Zeta Sorority, the Family and Consumer Sciences Education program, and the Fashion and Apparel Merchandising Program.  See the UCM student designs featured here

Personal Story

Calli Brewer is a freshman at the University of Central Missouri. She designed a bra for the event and it was selected to be in the fashion show. Here is a quote from Brewer about her experience, not only designing a bra, but also volunteering her time at the event itself:
Breast Cancer Survivor, Steph and Bra Designer, Calli Brewer
"Working Art Bra Kansas City has been one of the most amazing things I have ever done. I am so honored to have had the bra I made chosen to be modeled in the fashion show. Even better, I met this beautiful, amazing survivor and model, Steph. She was an inspiration to me!! There really isn't any words to describe her strength and spunky, positive attitude. And it was awesome to hear that she had graduated from UCM!!! It felt so good when 3 of the Main Directors (of Art Bra) came up to me and thanked us for working and telling me that Delta Zeta did amazing tonight. There is no doubt that I will be donating a bra again next year and volunteering for this awesome event!!! #ArtBraKC"

Calli Brewer is just one example of many volunteers and designers that made this event possible and made a huge impact on the Kansas City community as a whole.  

Pictures from the night

Volunteers from UCM (Delta Zeta Sorority)
UCM Student Kristin Sands (right) & the woman 
who purchased her bra in the Silent Auction (left)


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