Dallas, TX, September 07, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Bling My Bra 2011, the annual eBay charity auction fundraiser for breast cancer awareness and research, has officially launched the run-up to October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month) with the arrival of the first handcrafted art bras made by volunteer participants.
The blinged bras will be auctioned on eBay throughout October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All proceeds are donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the global leader of the breast cancer movement, via eBay's Giving Works charitable program.
First to arrive was I'll Fly Away, a longline bra created in memory of breast cancer victim Marie Rambo. Adorned with pink trimmings, pastel butterflies, crystal accents and a coordinating scarf, I'll Fly Away is accompanied by an angel ornament.
Also just delivered, are two Breeze Comfort high-performance sports bras embellished with glitter, sequins, and zebra stripes. Breeze Comfort bras are specially designed to reduce the risk of breast diseases.
More than three dozen hand-decorated art bras were created for Bling My Bra during this year's first Bling My Bra workshop on Friday, August 26, 2011, at the Knox Public Library in Knox, IN. Seventeen women used fabric, faux pearls, beads, silk flowers, and feathers to bling 37 one-of-a-kind bras, which are now competing for first place and runner-up honors in a Bling My Bra contest in Knox before being auctioned on eBay.
Handcrafted art bra submissions for Bling My Bra are due by September 23, 2011. Donations may be made from now through October 31. Those interested in participating in this all-volunteer charity event can find details at blingmybra.com, including instructions on how to bling and submit a bra for the auction.
Bling My Bra can also be found on Facebook at facebook.com/blingmybra and on Twitter as @BlingMyBra, hash tag #blingmybra. Bidding will start on October 1, 2011, in the Bling My Bra eBay store at blingmybrastore.com.