Breast cancer survivors hit the runway with Bras For A Cause

Amy Lange reports on the 8th annual Bras For A Cause

- Janice Jones was one of the 28 models who hit the runway Saturday night at the Royal Oak Music Theater for the annual Bras For A Cause show.

All 28 models, including Jones, are breast cancer survivors, some recently diagnosed while others have been cancer-free for years.

The event, now in its eighth year, is a fundraiser for Gilda's Club of Metro Detroit, which provides services for anyone touched by cancer -- 100 percent free of charge. They're able to provide free services because of fundraisers like Bras For A Cause.

Bethanie Kelley was the chairperson for this year's show, which featured models and artists creating one-of-a-kind art bras for the runway show.

"We're hoping to raise around $130,000 for Gilda's Club," Kelley told FOX 2. "In the past, we have raised a total of over $500,000 for Gilda's Club ... and every year it gets bigger and better. We're hoping this year to raise even more."

Local speed painter Dave Santia was also present, wowing the crowd with his genius skills. Santia submitted several works to be auctioned off, which helped raised thousands more.


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