The St. Mary's Arts Council and the Leonardtown Business Association (LBA) are sponsoring the third annual "Uplifting Designs" to support the fight against breast cancer. More than a dozen local artists have submitted bra art to be displayed in businesses around Leonardtown. Community members are encouraged to vote for their favorite with donations. This is the third year for Uplifting Designs which has raised several thousand dollars for MedStar St. Mary's breast cancer outreach.
At least one in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Many women get regular mammograms and are able to catch their cancer early with excellent survival rates. However, for every survivor, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of women who are not so fortunate. Even with the focus on breast cancer's threat, many women don't know they should be getting a regular mammogram. Many more know, but cannot afford to do so. Uplifting Designs is all about helping those women. It's a fun art show, but it's also a very serious fundraising effort for MedStar St. Mary's breast cancer outreach. The goal is to getting the word out about the importance of early detection and regular mammograms.
The Uplifting Designs Bras are located at the following Leonardtown businesses. Please stop by and make a donation for your favorite Design!
"Paper Monet" by Kelly Cochrane -- featured at The Craft Guild Shops
"Rock Star" by S-Scape Salon -- featured at Caught my Eye
"Mardi Bra" by Kelley Loveless -- featured at Crazy for Ewe Yarns
"Lookout" by Tanya Parker -- featured at The Good Earth Natural Food Company
"Go Fight Win" by Renee Gross -- featured at Opal Gallery
"Lovin’ Spoonfuls" by Brenda Elmore -- featured at Fenwick Street Used Books and Music
"Mother Nature - (The Ultimate Natural Woman) by Brenda Elmore featured at BTB Coffee Shop and Speakeasy
"Butterfly Kisses" by Katie Lee -- featured at Port of Leonardtown Winery
"Cure Is our Aim" by Carol Lawson -- featured at Southern Maryland Laser Therapy
"The Baynet" by Kelly Loveless -- featured at Black Market Interiors
"Crazy for Ewe Girls" by Ellen Lewis -- featured at Ledo's Pizza
"Royal Peacock" by Marie Cochrane --featured at Community Mediation of St. Mary's County