If you were on Franklin Street Thursday and saw men in bedazzled bras, you might have wondered what was going on.
Ladies of Harley member Marcia Frey says, “What a better way to raise awareness than have a motorcycle rider in a bedazzled bra.”
For the second year, a local Harley owners group, also called the Pink Ribbon Warriors, are raising awareness and money for breast cancer.
“Gentleman warriors put the bras on, they go up and down Franklin street and they earn their money and ask for donations and it has been magical,” Frey says.
The bikers suit up and have to raise $50 before they can take their bra off.
Doug Mullins, who sported a bra says, “If it’s a man I tell them you know I look silly in this but help me out get some money in there so I can get this off.”
“It’s so much fun to do because every creation it’s either funny or beautiful or sassy or hilarious,” Frey says.
This year, bigger and better, with more bras and more people. But the fun and games, raising money for something serious.
All of the money raised goes to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
“It’s very eyeopening when people tell you their own stories and that is the absolute biggest supporters,” Mullins says.
Last year the group raised $6,000 and hope to raise more this year.
The Pink Ribbon Warriors will be back on Franklin Street August 16, 30, and September 13.
(This story was originally published August 2, 2018)