10th annual Decorated Bra Contest is accepting entries now

August 31, 2017

GOSHEN, Ind. – For ten years, participants from Elkhart County and surrounding communities have been competing for the best-decorated bra. Goshen Retreat Women’s Health Center started the event to raise money for HeartStrings Sisters. The total nine-year donation amount is $12,332. This covers the increasing cost of 53 screening mammograms to women in need right here in our community.

“Mammograms can save your life. Annual screening mammograms are the only proven method that decreases a woman’s chance of dying from breast cancer by detecting it early,” stated Hollie Carlson, women’s health educator, Goshen Health. “This contest is a fun way for our patients, community and Colleagues to give back to our community as well as raise awareness. Money raised will help pay for screening mammograms to women who can’t afford them.”

Entry forms are available at the Goshen Retreat Women’s Health Center or online at www.GoshenBraContest.com and must be submitted by Friday, September 8, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. The contest is open to community groups and individuals, businesses, Goshen Health Colleagues, service clubs and youth groups.

Entries should be dropped off at the Goshen Retreat Women’s Health Center (1135 Professional Drive, Goshen) and must include a copy of the completed entry form. Late entries will be accepted, but are only eligible for the on-site Bra Gallery voting. Standard entries should include a mannequin or hanger. Alternative or specialty display methods must be dropped off with your contest entry.

Bras will be on display at the Goshen Retreat’s decorated bra gallery and online from October 1 – 31, 2017. There are two ways to vote for a favorite decorated bra: on-site voting at the Goshen Retreat Women’s Health Center or online voting at www.GoshenBraContest.com.

On-Site Voting at the Goshen Retreat Women’s Health Center

  • October 1, 2017 – October 31, 2017 -- Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Votes are accumulated by collecting donations for HeartStrings Sisters
  • Voting cans will be clearly labeled with each entry’s name, photo and designer
  • Cast your vote by placing your donation into the corresponding canister

On-Line Voting via www.GoshenBraContest.com  

  • Available from October 1, 2017 12:01 a.m. – October 31, 2017, 11:59 p.m.
  • Participants may submit their online vote for $1 a vote


    Focused on the early detection of breast cancer, we support women in our community in overcoming barriers to health care. Referrals for assistance with breast health services are available at the Goshen Retreat and screening mammograms are provided for women who could not otherwise afford one.

About Goshen Health:
Goshen Health is a community-owned, nonprofit healthcare organization committed to improving the health of its communities. To live out the organization’s mission, Colleagues practice compassion, accountability, respect and excellence in every endeavor. The health system includes 30 locations across four counties with specialized cancer care; heart and vascular care; and a physician’s network with primary and specialty care.

For more information about Goshen Health, contact Shannon McNett-Silcox at (574) 364-2638, 
smsilcox@goshenhealth.com or visit www.GoshenHealth.com.