Amidst the rowdy revelry of the first annual Bras and Bachelor auction, The Kimberley Chance Atkins foundation raised $12,000 towards their goal of a mobile mammography unit Saturday evening at the Georgia International Horse Park.
Local businesses and artists unleashed their creative forces in designing their entries. The largest bid-drawing brassiere, Glenn’s BBQ’s submission "When Pigs Fly," wasn’t just a $500 play on pork. Event emcee Jean Yontz said they wouldn’t surrender the fight against breast cancer until pigs fly. "This one is near and dear to our hearts. My daughter and my husband’s two sisters have breast cancer," said Yontz.
Local bachelors were also offered up for the cause. Tennis pro Lincoln Nunnally brought in the top bid of $400. The other dashing and accomplished gentlemen on the auction block were Reuschal Jackson, Glenn Yontz Jr. and David Harris. Winning bidders received goodies from La Vie Salon and will dine with their bachelor courtesy of Las Flores.
For the finale, host Di Travis orchestrated models channeling a survivor’s characteristics: Love, Courage, Hope, Determination, Laughter and Freedom.
Next up is the annual Kim Atkins Memorial Tennis Tournament in August at The Rockdale Tennis Center. For more information, visit www.kimatkins.org.