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Tennessee fashion students participate in Bras for a Cause campaign

on Thursday,October 07,2010 22:10

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In an effort to honor October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a group of fashion design students enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University took part in the Bras for a Cause program.

Partnered with Penny's Closet, a local clothing store, the school's enrollees were given the task of decorating an estimated 100 bras with art materials, including Christmas lights, according to WSMV.com. Penny's Closet launched the awareness campaign in 2006, and this marks the first time students have participated.

At the end of October, all the bras will be put on display at the university and will be sold through a silent auction. The students and the store staff hope to raise $4,000 for their designs, which will be given to breast cancer research efforts.

Teresa Robinson, textiles and design professor at the school, told the news source that "so many people have been touched by this disease." She added "this is the first semester project that has allowed students to not only get creative but to learn about giving back to the community."

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2008, the average annual salaries of fashion designers ranged from $32,150 to $124,780.
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