BRA Project to help support local cancer survivors

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With October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an area plastic surgeon and her staff have found a creative way to recognize and raise support for breast cancer survivors in our community.

braprojectlogo1-03This month Pinnacle Plastic Surgery will host The BRA Project of the Lowcountry, a special traveling exhibit that will help raise money for DragonBoat Beaufort, a non-profit organization that provides grants to help local cancer survivors and their caregivers. Pinnacle Plastic Surgery is the practice of Dr. Audrey Klenke, the only female plastic surgeon in Beaufort County.

Five fashion design students, from Savannah College of Art and Design and Savannah Arts Academy, created one-of-a-kind bras that will be displayed at Pinnacle Plastic Surgery and Belk locations in Hilton Head and Beaufort.

The bras will be unveiled at Pinnacle’s First Anniversary party on Thursday, Oct. 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at their office at 7 Mallet Way in Bluffton. The event is open to the public, but RSVPs are requested by calling 815-6699 or visiting PinnaclePlasticSurgeryMD.com.

The bras will be on display at Belk of Beaufort the following Thursday, Oct. 9 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. where members of community can see them and vote for their favorite. Everyone who votes will be entered in a drawing to win one of the bras.

“Many of our patients are courageous breast cancer survivors, and we are proud and honored to have the opportunity to support them in such a fun and creative way,” says Dr. Klenke.