The Kimberley Chance Atkins Foundation and Di Travis of LaVie Salon are holding a unique fund-raising event for Saturday, May 8 at 7pm, to support the fight against breast cancer.
The "Bras and Bachelors" event will be held at the Carriage Room at the Georgia International Horse Park. Attendees will get a chance to wager on a dinner date at Las Flores with one of four local bachelors or on six special theme-designed bras created by local artists and businesses and friends of the KCA Foundation. Both bras and bachelors will be auctioned to the highest bidder. There will also be a fashion show, heavy appetizers, a cash bar, and music by a DJ for dancing and listening. Tickets are available for $30 per person.
The bras are designed as works of art, with motifs such as a beach theme or money theme, explained Brenda Edwards, executive director of the KCA Foundation.
"We're trying to tap into many different artistic talents," said Edwards, a breast cancer survivor herself. "We're trying to tap into all different groups and save as many women as possible."
The foundation also has their yearly tennis tournament coming up in August.
The Kim Chance Atkins Foundation is dedicated to promoting early detection and prevention, treatment options, and recovery. Foundation board members are currently focused on raising funds to purchase a mobile mammography unit, which will cost about $500,000, and educating the community on breast cancer awareness. The KCA Foundation is named after and in memory of Kimberley Chance Atkins. Atkins was a teacher in Rockdale and was 1998 Teacher of the Year at Memorial Middle School and went on to be the top twelve teachers in the state of Georgia. But after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer, she died at the age of 32.
For more information of the Bachelors and Bras event or to purchase tickets call (770) 922-9578 or visit www.kimatkins.net.