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Bethlehem: Don't Burn Bras, String Them Up
Chris Jensen for NHPR
Bras aren’t being burned in Bethlehem, they are being decorated and strung up.
First, lest anyone think there is something racy going on in the little tourist town one should know this public display of undergarments is for a good cause.
“We’re raising money for breast cancer research and patient services for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center in Lebanon,” says Nina Garfield of the Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network also known as WREN.
“We’re taking bras and we’re stringing them around the market place And for a $10 donation you can drop your bra off, get a little pink “Raise A Cup For The Cure” bracelet and know you have donated to a great cause,” she says.
These are not your plain everyday bras.
“We’ve got some fabulous bras that are just beautifully decorated,” says Garfield.
Indeed, there are sequins and feathers and bows. Beautifully decorated but – and this is just a manly guess – perhaps no longer very comfy.
Garfield says WREN got the idea from the Bras Across The River project last month in Manchester.