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Published on February 25, 2014

‘Bra-La-La’ Event Raises More Than $13,000 for Mammography Scholarships

More than $13,000 was raised during the “Bra-La-La” fundraiser sponsored by the MidMichigan Medical Center–Gladwin Auxiliary in February. All proceeds from the event will benefit underserved women in the Gladwin community by providing mammography scholarships.

“We were overwhelmed with the support and grateful for all those who participated to make this event an outstanding success,” said Cyndi Adamec, event chair. “The funds raised are a true gift that will make an incredible impact on women in our community.”

For the fundraiser, businesses and community members were encouraged to participate by decorating a bra in the theme of their choice. The bras were then on display for one week in the Riverwalk Atrium where votes were cast at $1 per vote. The event concluded with a wine and chocolate event, which included a fashion show and a live auction of the bras 

The decorating contest drew 54 creative submissions with entries from: Adam Breault Auctions, Cyndi Adamec, Alward Electric, Ann Marie's Gifts & Home Décor, Anna Barta, Robi Barta, Ascending Spirit Healing Center, Burkhart-Presidio Insurance Agency, Phil Caffrey-State Farm Insurance, Central Michigan District Health Department, Chic Boutique at Riverwalk Place, Jean Christiansen, Jolene and Sydney Compton, Create-It, Family Hair Care Salon, Flower Scents, Flynn Lumber Do It Best, Friday Friends, The Gladwin County Record & Beaverton Clarion, Gladwin Hair Care, Gladwin County District Library, Gladwin Tank Manufacturing, Dan Hayward and Janet Lutz, Heritage Quilt Shoppe, Linda Hicks and Esther Van Gieson, Hilltop Hair Design & Bear Claw Taxidermy, Krompetz Elevator, Inc., Amy Kruske, Lyle's Flowers, Loose Motor Sales, MidMichigan Medical Center-Gladwin Clinical Nutrition Services, Diagnostic Imaging, Education, Respiratory and Surgical Departments, Mr. M's Pizza & Lounge, Betty Myers, Northside Hair Design, Karen Ritchie, Rotary Club, Schumacher Insurance Agency, Lisa Seebeck, Lori Taylor and Stacy Woodbury, Maggie Shaw and Kathy Shea, Pizza Hut, PNC Bank, Relay Warriors, Sue Sews, Uptown Salon, Vasher's County Garden, Woodbury, and Rachel Zettel.

Auction winners were Brenda Airbets, Polly Alward, Krystal Auer, Dave Bonham, Richard Bratton, D.O., Carol Churchill, John Clayton, Jolene Compton, Dave Cooper, Jim Daniels, DeVere Dennings, Great Lakes Contractors, Scott Hawblitzel, Chris Kokotovich, Ed Krompetz & LF Batterbee, Mielke Brothers Racing, Diane Postler-Slattery, Annette Ritchie, Diane Ritchie, Erin Schuler, Marlene Smalley, Glenn Smith, Tim Smith, Dawn Swartzmiller, Larry Thompson, Mark Webber, Shayne Wheeler, and Julie Wright.

The Auxiliary also wishes to thank those who volunteered to model the fashions, HANESbrands from West Branch Tanger Outlet for providing the mannequins and a portion of the bras, Riverwalk Place for providing their facilities and accommodating staff, Micheal Creigher, wine sommelier, and Heather ’N Holly, located in downtown Midland for providing the chocolate.

Those interested in more information about the Auxiliary or volunteering at the Medical Center in Gladwin may contact Carrie Breault at (989) 246-6201.