Bras Across the Bridge

Baptist Health Care Foundation and Pensacola Honda teamed up for the seventh annual Bras Across the Bridge event on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. Community members gathered along with our partners, Cumulus Media and The Grand Marlin Restaurant & Oyster Bar, at the foot of the Bob Sikes Bridge on Pensacola Beach. Breast cancer survivors, their loves ones and the community joined together to increase breast cancer awareness.

Beginning at 9 a.m., the crowd made its way across the bridge with bras strung together as a show of awareness and support for the fight against breast cancer. The bras were donated to Gulf Coast Kids House and several programs at Lakeview Center that help women and girls in need.

The Bras Across the Bridge after-party featured live music and a silent auction at The Grand Marlin.

The 2016 event raised more than $20,000. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefitted the Baptist Health Care Foundation Mammogram Fund, which provides free mammograms to women in our community who are unable to receive one on their own.

According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 240,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2016. From that statistic, nearly 40,500 will not survive. While there is no current cure for breast cancer, early detection enables early treatment and increases chances for survival.

A special thank you goes out to this event’s sponsors: Pensacola Honda, Cumulus Pensacola, The Grand Marlin Restaurant & Oyster Bar, Broadway in Pensacola, WEAR ABC3 - WFGX 35, Acumen Medical Imaging & Interventional, Performance Machining Services, Inc., Skopelos at New World, Cox Communications, and Pensacola New Journal.