FestiGals Bodacious Bras For A Cause Charity Fundraiser This Saturday
NEW ORLEANS – The annual Bodacious Bras for a Cause Luncheon & Auction (BBFC) will take place on Saturday, June 13, 2015, from 10:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. at the JW Marriott, 614 Canal St.
The event focuses on raising funds for the Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans (CAGNO) and Breastoration which both support women currently undergoing treatment for cancer.
The BBFC, FestiGals’ signature event, gives women a unique and fun way to give back to the community, while celebrating the strength and perseverance of women who continue to thrive in their personal and professional lives.
The creative and unique fundraiser features an inspiring speaker, a Stein Mart “thriver” fashion show, fabulous bra art to bid on, and more. Since its inception, the Bodacious Bras for a Cause Luncheon & Auction has raised more than $55,000 for (CAGNO) to provide wigs, prostheses, meds, gas cards and other meaningful support and services to cancer patients in the community. FestiGals has also welcomed co-beneficiary Breastoration, which offers education about breast reconstruction options and provides ancillary financial assistance for breast reconstruction when needed.
The event kicks off with the Bloody Mary Mixer presented by Crystal Hot Sauce.
FestiGals is a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting, educating and inspiring women through seminars and events that empower, showcase the culture of New Orleans, and raise awareness and resources for targeted women's causes. The annual event, held in New Orleans, is produced by Diane B. Lyons, DMCP, CMP and ACCENT on Arrangements, Inc., a DMC Network Company.
In its first year in 2011, FestiGals attracted more than 150 women, and, in 2014, attendance grew to nearly 1,500 women from across the country.
The New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce all endorse this unique women's celebration.