A record number of supporters decorated a record number of bras this year at the ninth annual Bras for a Cause on Saturday (April 28). It was wall-to-wall bras at the newly refurbished Oakmont Country Club as several hundred Glendale Soroptimists, their guests and what looked like half of Glendale were present to support the bra of their choice. Ornately decorated bras went to winning bidders during the silent auction. Bras were also voted upon and gently teased by emcee/auctioneer Rick Lemmo of Caruso Affiliated. (Incidentally, Lemmo reminded his audience that in September 2013, Nordstrom will be opening at the Americana at the same time Bloomingdale's comes to the Glendale Galleria.)
Soroptimists Fundraising Chairman Janet Hamilton, assisted by Lisa McMurray, kept the action moving during the evening of uplift and inspiration. The “cause” part of the evening's title, of course, is breast cancer awareness. Half of the expected proceeds of $30,000 will go toward the three Glendale hospitals — Glendale Adventist, Glendale Memorial and Verdugo Hills Hospital. The second half will go to several charities.