Bra art auction raises money for breast cancer patients

1 year 4 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, October 06 2016 Oct 6, 2016 Thursday, October 06, 2016 12:41:00 PM CDT October 06, 2016 in News
By: Simone Terndrup, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

COLUMBIA – The Ellis Fischel Cancer Center is hosting the Artful Bra Silent Auction Thursday night to create breast cancer awareness. All donations from the auction will benefit patients.

October is national Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Ellis Fischel Cancer Center invited people to make an original handcrafted bra art piece. The bras will be a part of an art contest as well as a silent auction.

All proceeds will benefit the patient care program that helps pay for needs related to a breast cancer diagnosis, such as medications, supplies and mammography screenings. The funds also help cover lodging costs if a patient is from out of town.

One of the contestants is Liana Twente, who is representing her workplace, Columbia Mall Office.

“This is something that I can actively do that will benefit cancer research and the families. I’m just glad that I can give something back to the real heroes out there that has been battling this,” Twente said.

Jenny Morgan from Westphalia is fighting cancer. In January 2014, she was diagnosed with breast cancer right after she stopped breast feeding her youngest child.

“My first thought and worst fear was that my kids were just too young. If I had died they would not have been able to remember me,” Morgan said.

She was only 36 years old when she got her cancer diagnose. Morgan got surgery and chemotherapy at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and, to her, the patient care program is very important.

“They help take care of the extra cost that doesn’t necessarily get covered by the insurance. Cancer is very, very expensive, even if you have insurance,” Morgan said.

She is now cancer free and wants create awareness and remind both women and men to do their self-breast exams. Morgan was the speaker of last year’s Artful Bra event and Thursday night she will be back at Ellis Fischel sharing more from her personal story.

Entrance tickets to the auction are $10 and can be purchased in the door. The donation will allow you to bid on the different bra art pieces. The event runs from 5.30-7 p.m. at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.

More News

Grid
List
Jefferson City - In mid-Missouri, there are few opportunities to take to the ice like your favorite Olympic figure skater,... More >>
4 hours ago Tuesday, February 20 2018 Feb 20, 2018 Tuesday, February 20, 2018 8:30:00 PM CST February 20, 2018 in News
SEDALIA - Icy weather hit Sedalia and other western counties on Tuesday. The conditions are expected to continue through... More >>
5 hours ago Tuesday, February 20 2018 Feb 20, 2018 Tuesday, February 20, 2018 8:03:00 PM CST February 20, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The 2018 Economic Outlook Conference kicked off at Columbia College with a laugh and speakers discussing how... More >>
6 hours ago Tuesday, February 20 2018 Feb 20, 2018 Tuesday, February 20, 2018 7:06:00 PM CST February 20, 2018 in Top Stories
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Missouri House has given initial approval to a bill outlawing so-called "revenge porn." ... More >>
6 hours ago Tuesday, February 20 2018 Feb 20, 2018 Tuesday, February 20, 2018 6:34:00 PM CST February 20, 2018 in Top Stories
KOMU-8 viewers shared their favorite pictures of their pets for National Love Your Pet Day Tuesday. Show your pets... More >>
8 hours ago Tuesday, February 20 2018 Feb 20, 2018 Tuesday, February 20, 2018 5:04:00 PM CST February 20, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - A University of Missouri team of researchers created a massive new area of research. A multi-disciplinary... More >>
8 hours ago Tuesday, February 20 2018 Feb 20, 2018 Tuesday, February 20, 2018 5:00:00 PM CST February 20, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY – Attorney General Josh Hawley announced Tuesday he is taking a stance against harassment and discrimination in the... More >>
8 hours ago Tuesday, February 20 2018 Feb 20, 2018 Tuesday, February 20, 2018 4:14:00 PM CST February 20, 2018 in Top Stories
JEFFERSON CITY - A judge sentenced Anthony Quin Hodges of Fulton on Tuesday for receiving and distributing child pornography. ... More >>
9 hours ago Tuesday, February 20 2018 Feb 20, 2018 Tuesday, February 20, 2018 3:23:00 PM CST February 20, 2018 in Top Stories
ASHLAND - The Southern Boone County District superintendent said police presence in the district's schools is just a part of... More >>
9 hours ago Tuesday, February 20 2018 Feb 20, 2018 Tuesday, February 20, 2018 3:15:00 PM CST February 20, 2018 in News
MEXICO - Gov. Eric Greitens visited the Veterans Home in Mexico on Tuesday, after releasing investigation results from an assessment... More >>
9 hours ago Tuesday, February 20 2018 Feb 20, 2018 Tuesday, February 20, 2018 3:10:00 PM CST February 20, 2018 in Top Stories
JEFFERSON CITY - Tuesday morning, a group of more than 300 advocates for gun control filled the state Capitol to... More >>
10 hours ago Tuesday, February 20 2018 Feb 20, 2018 Tuesday, February 20, 2018 2:23:00 PM CST February 20, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - City council approved a community policing resolution on Monday night. This came after City Manager Mike Matthes selected... More >>
13 hours ago Tuesday, February 20 2018 Feb 20, 2018 Tuesday, February 20, 2018 11:28:00 AM CST February 20, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — One rural Missouri county is moving to a privatized system for public defenders, a system that... More >>
16 hours ago Tuesday, February 20 2018 Feb 20, 2018 Tuesday, February 20, 2018 9:00:00 AM CST February 20, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA – The “Me Too” movement may seem to be a recent phenomenon, but the creator, Tarana Burke, has dedicated... More >>
17 hours ago Tuesday, February 20 2018 Feb 20, 2018 Tuesday, February 20, 2018 8:01:00 AM CST February 20, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia's city council approved a resolution Monday night in support of a citywide community-oriented policing program. This... More >>
1 day ago Monday, February 19 2018 Feb 19, 2018 Monday, February 19, 2018 11:43:00 PM CST February 19, 2018 in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri students may have access to programs for gifted children if a bill passes. A hearing was... More >>
1 day ago Monday, February 19 2018 Feb 19, 2018 Monday, February 19, 2018 9:47:00 PM CST February 19, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia's waste management department presented its plans for an expansion to the city's privately owned landfill Monday evening... More >>
1 day ago Monday, February 19 2018 Feb 19, 2018 Monday, February 19, 2018 7:35:00 PM CST February 19, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Are you confused by the concept of crypto-currencies? Does Bitcoin baffle you? KOMU's Angie Bailey tries to answer... More >>
1 day ago Monday, February 19 2018 Feb 19, 2018 Monday, February 19, 2018 7:26:00 PM CST February 19, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 27°
2am 29°
3am 28°
4am 28°
5am 27°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

12:00a
2018 Olympic Winter Games
3:30a
Inside Edition
4:00a
Paid Program
12:30a
Cops
1:00a
Top 30
1:30a
Page Six TV

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
2018 Olympic Winter Games
7:00p
Riverdale
8:00p
Penn & Teller: Fool Us
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld