The 8th Annual Bras Around The Building Campaign is officially underway supporting the Canadian Cancer Society, breast cancer research and awareness, and the services cancer patients use every day.
Energy 99.7 and Country 105, in partnership with Merrett Home Hardware Building Centre, are once again raising bras and funds during breast cancer awareness month. The campaign will continue through October, concluding on Friday, October 26th.
Throughout the campaign, residents of Peterborough and the Kawarthas are encouraged to donate their gently used bras. For every bra collected, Merrett Home Hardware Building Centre will make a $1 donation, with proceeds going to the Canadian Cancer Society to support breast cancer research and cancer services.
Bra donations can be dropped off until Thursday, October 25th at the following locations: Energy 99.7/Country 105 (59 George St. N., Peterborough), Merrett Home Hardware Building Centre (1460 Lansdowne St, Peterborough) , My Left Breast (203 Simcoe Street), The Co-operators on Milroy Drive, and the Canadian Cancer Society of Peterborough & District (750 The Kingsway, Unit 2, Peterborough).
On Friday, October 26th, with help from Peterborough Fire Services, collected bras will be strung together around the exterior of the Energy 99.7/Country 105 building in Peterborough as a symbol of support for women battling breast cancer, to honour survivors and to remember those who have lost their battle.
Upon completion of the campaign, a cheque will be presented to the Peterborough and District Unit of the Canadian Cancer Society for breast cancer research based on the final number of bras collected.