Lily Furney (centre) points out one of the entries in the Bras for a Cause promotion to friends before voting in the breast cancer fund-raiser wrapped up during OrcaFest.

Big support for bra contest

The fourth annual Bras for a Cause benefit finished as a big success at Port McNeill Flower Shoppe.

PORT McNEILL—Thanks to a big, late push, the fourth annual Bras for a Cause benefit finished as a big success at Port McNeill Flower Shoppe.

Now, it’s Victor’s Secret’s turn.

More than 60 wildly decorated bras were submitted to the Flower Shoppe before the end of judging during OrcaFest Aug. 17, helping raise $1,243.76 for breast cancer research. They will now be passed along to Cheryl Verbrugge and her supporters with the Victor’s Secret Pageant, a winter social in which the community’s men don the foundation garments to raise additional funds.

“That should be quite a show,” said Lyn Skrlac, the Flower Shoppe owner who conceived and introduced Bras for a Cause in 2010.

The top voter-getter in the Bras for a Cause contest was Debbie from Vancouver (no last name given), with “Twin Tugs”, which earned her a $120 gift certificate from the Black Bear Resort Spa. The runner-up was the Port McNeill Moms’ entry “Duck Dynasty”, which earned a $100 gift certificate to Timberland Sports. Third place went to Jacquelyn Biggs for her entry “Pretty in Pink”, earning a gift basket prize.