The votes are in for The Retreat’s 9th Annual Decorated Bra Contest


GOSHEN, Ind. - The 2016 grand champion of the ninth annual Decorated Bra Contest was announced on November 12, 2016 at the All 4 Alice Fourth Annual Bowling Benefit, in memory of Alice Dutton. The winner this year is Puppy Love, created by Pamela Freeman of Elkhart (Ind). With her entry, Pam wanted to remind all women to “Keep your puppies health with a yearly mammogram”.

“This has been one of our best years for both entries and donations,” stated Hollie Carlson, health education coordinator, Goshen Retreat Women’s Health Center. “We had great support from the community and from several Goshen Physicians Family Medicine and specialty practices. With a community as strong as ours, we are able to help women financially by providing free mammograms and other breast health services.”
Other Entries this year included:

  • Happy Campers, created by Jim Freeman, Elkhart. He has supported his wife Pamela through several years of the contest and this year wanted to create his own for a “bit of healthy family competition”.
  • Redhawk, created by the Goshen High School senior cheerleaders.
  • Batman & Robin, created by a mother and daughter team for a second year in a row.
  • Softball/ Baseball, created by a 14 year-old with mother that has been affected by cancer.

The money raised through the Decorated Bra Contest goes to HeartStrings Sisters. The nine-year donation total is $12,332.05, providing nearly 95 free screening mammograms to women in need right here in our community.

About HeartStrings Sisters:
HeartStrings Sisters is a nonprofit program with a dual mission to save lives and provide emotional support for women who have been newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Gifts designated for HeartStrings Sisters may cover the cost of screening mammograms for women who could not otherwise afford them. Breast cancer can be detected early- and early detection improves the chances of successful treatment.