Picture a bra that weighs 30 pounds, is made of 400 5/16 and 5/8" threaded steel nuts and is finished with pink glitter paint.
No need to imagine it. Seeing is believing. You will have several chances to see the bra over the next few weeks. The Cancer Support Group of the Greater Lehigh Valley is taking it on the road, first to the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community at DeSales University on Saturday, 5/30, and then to the Cancer Support Group's Ride for Hope at Bicentennial Park in Bethlehem on Saturday, 7/11, where it will be raffled off.
Northampton Community College (NCC) welding students Nicole Bifulco and Kyle Zimmerman and instructors Ryan Bohn and Dino Forst created the bra as part of the College's Day of Service.
The goal was to raise awareness and money for the services the Cancer Support Group provides, not only for individuals with breast cancer, but with all kinds of cancer.
"They did an amazing job," says Deborah Post, the coordinator of development and community affairs for the Cancer Support Group. "It is a really neat conversation piece."
Raffle tickets are on sale for $1 each at the Cancer Support Center at 944 Marcon Boulevard in Allentown and in NCC's Center for Civic and Community Engagement on the second floor of the College Center at 3835 Green Pond Road in Bethlehem.