On Sunday, October 3rd, Soroptimist International of Santa Clarita presented its 7th annual Bras for a Cause event at the Tournament Players Club in Valencia. Club President Donna Kreutz chose the phrase “Turning Passion into Action.”4
The event was held in support of breast cancer awareness month, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to help fight breast cancer and support women in the Santa Clarita Valley who are battling the deadly disease.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and since the Soroptimist International of Santa Clarita club began sponsoring the club, it has raised over $125,000 to help fight against breast cancer and to offer financial support for women in the Santa Clarita Valley who are going through treatment and recovery.
The event was held at the Tournament Players Club in Valencia and featured several bras with fancy designs from different regions of the world. A silent action was held and the winning bidder got to go home with a stylish bra.
Bras were designed with themes ranging from “Mardi Bra”, to “Asian Beauty”, to “Lunch in Portofino”, to “Wings of Hope”, which was designed by College of the Canyons student Nancy Alarcon-Maxwell.
One vendor, Renee Gordon-Connolly, brought a special assistant to help with the auction; her poodle Jean-luc. Jean-luc’s job was to get the people over to Renee’s table, and Renee took it from there. Renee passionately explained what inspired her to make the bras and what each one stood for.
The event also had a surprise for those in attendance, four local beauty pageant winners. Miss Santa Clarita Valley Melissa Pearstein, Mrs. Santa Clarita Valley Dawnel Derubeis, Ms. Santa Clarita Valley LaTonya Robinson and Miss Santa Clarita Valley 3rd Princess Pamela Campo were all making the rounds and mingling with the crowd, stopping occasionally for photos.
There was food, wine, live entertainment and unique bras to look at. If you were lucky enough to be the highest bidder, you could’ve taken one, or two, home with you. Something to jazz up the decor in your home, and help fight breast cancer at the same time.