Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Bras Strung In Pittsburg, Banned In Savannah
Getting ready for breast cancer awareness month, organizers of the "Bras Across the Bridge" event in Pittsburgh said thousands of bras were strung together across the Hot Metal Bridge.
The bras were hung across the length of the bridge, which connects the South Side Flats and South Oakland, as part of a campaign by American Eagle's Aerie and the non-profit group Bright Pink, WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh, reported Thursday.
"I think it's interesting that we're doing this project on the Hot Metal Bridge that was built in the 1800s and used to carry thousands of tons of molten steel back and forth," said Marcie Eberhart of the American Eagle Foundation.
Eberhart said the bras will remain in place for a few weeks as part of October's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, UPI.com reported.
American Eagle said $1 from each bra sale made at Aerie stores in October will be donated to Bright Pink, which promotes early detection of breast and ovarian cancer.
Officials in Savannah, Georgia, have banned the hanging of bras across major intersections.
City officials said they decided not to allow the "Bras Across Broughton" event, created by Clear Channel Communications, because they believe stringing bras across the four Broughton Street intersections would be in poor taste, the Savannah Morning News reported Tuesday.