After hearing of her grandmother Nana's breast cancer <strong>wholesale halloween costumes</strong> diagnosis in October, she knew she wanted to do something.
Her <strong>wholesale swimwear</strong> nana, Gale, was immediately given a lumpectomy and eight weeks of radiation. Then, during a family celebration, where words of inspiration and eventually her grandmother's uncomfortable and ugly post-op bra were thrown into a firepit, Okiah had an idea: a bra burning fundraiser in the name of beating all cancer.
She threw <strong>swimwear manufacturers</strong> her ugly post-op bra in the firepit, symbolizing being cured, said Okiah, noting that she wanted others to feel the same support her nana had.
Sal Makely, her mother, said Okiah came up with the idea to raise money with a bra burning and immediately got on board. She then reached out to the Stony Brook Cancer Center to see if they would accept donations. Terri Quinn, the director of special events at the cancer center, agreed and a fundraiser was born.
Okiah's CeleBRAtory Bra Burning will be held on Oct. 7 from 3:30-7:30 p.m. at the Bayport Fire House located on Snedecor Avenue. Tickets to the event are on sale for $20 per adult and $10 per child under 12. Tickets include dinner, bra burning, Chinese auction and a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds will go directly to the Stony Brook Cancer Center. All participants are asked to bring their own decorated bra to be displayed, then burned. Ladies tanks and shirts and unisex shirts are also available for $20.