Call to Artists: Bras become art to "support" breast cancer awareness, early detection

Aug. 26, 2010

In an effort to increase breast cancer knowledge and promote early detection of breast-health issues, the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare (CCNAH) are showcasing the “Arty-Bra” Project on Oct. 1 at the First Friday ArtWalk in downtown Flagstaff.

In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Arty-Bra designs − decorative bras and artwork celebrating the beauty of all women − will be displayed at Vora Financial and the Old Town Shops, both located in downtown Flagstaff, during the ArtWalk. Ballots will be available at the event to vote for your favorite Arty-Bra design, as well as tickets sold to possibly win your choice of the Arty Bra artwork. After the First Friday ArtWalk showcase, the Arty Bras will be on display at the Cancer Center located on Flagstaff Medical Center campus, 1200 N. Beaver St.

Everyone is invited to decorate a bra to support those who are battling breast cancer and those who are breast cancer survivors. Last year more than 60 bras were on display with their clever titles and extravagant and fun designs, encouraging and promoting breast health and early detection. To enter an Arty-Bra, contact Gina Harris, CCNAH, at 928 773-2261 or by e-mail at

The Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare are located in Sedona and Flagstaff and are devoted to the prevention, early diagnosis and overall improvements in cancer care through advanced technology and individualized care. For more information on services and treatments offered at the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare visit or call 800 854-7744 or 928 773-2261.