BRAs of the Bay contest winners announced
Fri, Oct 22, 2021
More than 170 guests attended the seventh annual BRAs of the Bay event on Thursday, October 21, during which winners of the bra decorating contest were announced.
The contest is a popular part of the event, which is presented by Plastic Surgery & Skin Specialists by BayCare Clinic to raise awareness of federally mandated insurance coverage for breast reconstruction after breast cancer surgery.
The Online Favorite award winner was Camera Corner Connecting Point. The Event Favorite award went to A Bag Lady boutique. The winners of the Schmidt and O’Connor awards were Pete’s Garage and H.J. Martin and Son, respectively.
To see photos of the winning bras, visit our BRAs of the Bay photo gallery.
The event was held at Badger State Brewing Company in Green Bay.
BRAs of the Bay seeks to close the loop on breast cancer and raise awareness about breast reconstruction rights for breast cancer patients. BRA stands for breast reconstruction awareness.
Federal law mandates coverage of breast reconstruction for breast cancer patients, even if the reconstruction is delayed until after treatment for cancer. It’s a law that many aren’t familiar with.
BRAs of the Bay is part of the national effort to educate women about their rights under the law.
The event raised more than $17,000. Proceeds will benefit Ribbon of Hope, a non-profit organization that is a financial, informational and emotional resource for breast cancer patients in northeastern Wisconsin. A percentage of the funds also will benefit the Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day USA organization.
About BayCare Clinic
BayCare Clinic, baycare.net, is the largest physician-owned specialty-care clinic in northeastern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It is based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. BayCare Clinic offers expertise in more than 20 specialties, with more than 100 physicians serving in 16 area communities. BayCare Clinic is a joint partner in Aurora BayCare Medical Center, a 167-bed, full-service hospital. Follow BayCare Clinic on Facebook and Twitter.