Miller-Meeks Recognizes Bras for a Cause

 

Miller-Meeks Recognizes Bras for a Cause

Miller-Meeks Recognizes Bras for a Cause

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, October 20th, 2021, Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives to recognize Bras for a Cause.

Her remarks as prepared for delivery below:

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

I would like to take the time to recognize an extraordinary group that have found a creative way to help underserved women in the Ottumwa community receive annual mammogram screenings and breast ultrasounds.

Founded in 2011 by two-time breast cancer survivor and River Hills Community Health Center Nurse, Laurie Hornback, “Bras for a Cause” is an annual fundraising event held in Hendrick, Iowa, where donated and decorated bras are modeled by local firemen and auctioned off. Over the past 10 years, the event has raised a total of $174,000 to help women receive breast cancer screenings or treatment.

This year, Bras for a Cause raised a total of $27,000, and they will be donating $15,000 to help Ottumwa women receive breast cancer screenings at River Hills Community Health Center in Ottumwa. Additionally, a portion of the remaining funds were donated to Mahaska Health Partnership, while the rest is being saved to help women currently diagnosed with breast cancer undergo treatment.

Thank you, Laurie, and Bras for a Cause for coming together to put on this fantastic event, and for your service to our community.

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