This year, I'm doing something huge and amazing!
On Saturday, June 3, I will be modeling in one of Austin's most theatrical and esteemed fundraisers - Art Bra® Austin - benefiting the Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC). Art Bra® Austin is a fully-costumed, professionally produced runway show and auction that raises funds to support local women who, like me, have been affected by breast cancer.
I was born and raised in Cuero, Texas. After graduating high school, I moved to Austin and attended UT. I fell in love with Austin. Austin is where I met my husband and where all 3 of my precious boys were born. It has always felt like home, which is why it was so easy for me to make the choice to take my treatments there.
After diagnosis, I was terrified and confused and very overwhelmed. Then, I was contacted by a very sweet young woman from the BCRC. I'd never heard of it before and she had learned of my diagnosis from a friend of mine. She kept in touch with me throughout the course of my treatments and made a lasting impression on me. It was so comforting to know that there was a place and people out there that was both willing and ready to help me understand and manage what was to come. Because of the BCRC, I was able to find the strength in myself to come through this journey with not only my pride and dignity intact but with a new sense of hope for the future.
Art Bra is such an amazing event, just as the BCRC is an outstanding and uplifting organization. I'm so excited and proud to be a part of Art Bra to help the BCRC impact and uplift the lives of so many other women and families that are affected by breast cancer.
By supporting me, you will ensure the next woman diagnosed with breast cancer will have a place to ask their questions, explore their options, and connect with fellow survivors and lifers who can relate in a way no one else can.
Please help me ensure every woman gets the help she needs, and consider a contribution towards my Art Bra® Model fundraising efforts. I HAVE UNTIL JUNE 3RD TO REACH MY GOAL!!
To donate, click on the 'Donate Now' button on the top of this page!
Thank you! I appreciate your support!
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Breast Cancer Resource Center
Art Bra® Austin
Art Bra® Austin is a charity fundraiser like no other. Every year, Austin's talented community of artists, designers, and jewelers submit their original works of wearable art to be showcased by a dynamic group of Art Bra® Austin Models - all breast cancer survivors and clients of BCRC. This feisty group of BCRC clients reflect the diversity of the thousands of women we serve annually. For most, Art Bra® Austin is a transformative experience. The unique event is a tribute to their courage, strength, and tenacity and the result is a triumphant show filled with light, color, movement, and most of all - attitude!
Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC)
The Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) is a nonprofit organization providing guidance, education, and assistance to thousands of local women whose lives have been disrupted by breast cancer. Staffed by breast cancer survivors, BCRC helps each woman find her footing and determine the solutions that are right for her.
BCRC was founded in 1995 as a volunteer-staffed helpline and a single support group. Today, in addition to being survivors, BCRC staff are trained support professionals and experts in where to go, what to do next, and how to keep a woman moving forward through diagnosis, treatment, and beyond. We serve more than 2,200 women annually, offering personalized guidance, robust educational opportunities, and several financial and personal assistance programs. All of it – free of charge – to the client.