Top entries selected in Bras for a Cause

Cale Anderson assists his nephew Grady Anderson modeling “Holy Boobies Batman,” created by Mel Bashaw for Bras for a Cause.

IRON MOUNTAIN – Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union hosted the 9th annual Bras for a Cause event recently at the Braumart Theater.

This annual event was founded by Liz Douglas and helps raise awareness of breast cancer and funds for local cancer patients. Money raised from the event will be disbursed to the Dickinson County Cancer Loan Closet.

“We saw bras of all kinds come into the credit union … all new themes and play on words –even with this being the ninth year,” said Debbie Milligan, vice president of IMKCFCU and chairman of the event.

“It is so much fun for the staff when these creative bras start coming in. All were very impressive entries. Over 100 businesses contribute to this event and I just can’t thank them enough.”

Auctioneer was Col. Melissa Drinka and Tim Haagensen provided music. A total of 59 bras were modeled.

Auction bidders received a little something extra with their bra purchase: a secret envelope went with each bra In each envelope was a secret item such as a gift card to a local store or other donated item.

The public was asked to vote on the bras and the results were:


Most Creative/Original: “Take Your Top Off” by Deb Fiorucci

Most Outrageous: “BRRRRRA…It’s Getting a Little Bit Nippy Outside” by Debbie Milligan

People’s Choice: “Quick Draw McBra” by Gary Oliver

Best Play on Words: “Take Your Top Off” by Deb Fiorucci

Men’s Favorite: “A Man’s Bra…I Call it My Man-Zeer” by Dan Recla

Facebook Fav: “The Golden Girls” by Debbie Milligan


Most Creative/Original: “Broken Crayons Still Color” by Finch Law Office

Most Outrageous: “Broken Crayons Still Color” by Finch Law Office

People’s Choice: “Water Lillies” by UP Rehab Services

Best Play on Words: “Under the ‘C'” by UP Rehab Services

Men’s Favorite: “Extra Hardware” by Classic Auto Collision

Facebook Fav: “Girls With the Pearls” by Kingsley North Custom Jewelers (Bernice St. John)


1. “Bra BAR…Hey Bartender, Make a Double Shot for the Cure” created by Paula Caviani-Chapman, $270

2. “Quick Draw McBra” created by Gary Oliver, $200

3. “Golden Girls” created by Debbie Milligan, $105

The honor of “Biggest Spender” went to Shannon Sanders.

“Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union would like to thank all of the wonderful businesses and individuals who donated money or items for the event…all of their generosity helped make this event a huge success,” Milligan said. “A big thank you goes out to all of the people and businesses who took time to design and make a bra to submit. A very special “Thank You” goes out to our signature sponsor, Farm Bureau Insurance, Scott Sanders Agency.”

Planning is underway for the 2018 Bras for a Cause, which will be held at the Pine Grove Country Club on Saturday, Nov. 3.

If your business would like to sponsor or donate to the cause, please call Suzanne Anderson, marketing director, IMKCFCU, at 906-774-6020.