Oct’boober’fest supports breast cancer research

Three Cumberland businesses have joined forces to raise money and awareness for a worthy cause.

THIS FASHIONABLE BRA is embellished with bottle tops from Lucky Beer cans.

THIS FASHIONABLE BRA is embellished with bottle tops from Lucky Beer cans.

Bras aren’t just for wearing anymore.

Three Cumberland businesses have joined forces to laugh, create art, eat and raise money and awareness for a worthy cause.

Spearheaded by Polka Dot Pants owner Kathryn Chung, Oct’boober’fest invites patrons to visit their consignment boutique and decorate a bra (bring one of your own, or they’ll provide one) in exchange for a $5 donation.

Your art will be displayed until the end of the month, and draw prizes for entries that include Dark Side Truffles, Smoking Lily clothing and Kirsten Werner RMT massage.

“After losing both a family member and a close friend to breast cancer, this cause was a natural fit for me,” says Chung. “It feels good to have a month dedicated to women and to raising awareness about this illness — it can affect anyone.”

Sister businesses Rusty Rooster and Dark Side Chocolates will also offer discounts and specialty products, including their signature Baileys Boob truffles.

All proceeds from this event will go to support breast cancer research. Bras are available for embellishing until the end of the month.

Polka Dot Pants and other participating businesses are located along Dunsmuir Avenue in Cumberland between Second and Third streets.

For more information, call Polka Dot Pants at 250-336-0303 or visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/polkadotpants.

— Polka Dot Pants