The Susan G. Komen Foundation has been bringing attention to breasts for years, but this year, the Komen Boise affiliate is going to have visitors to downtown retail stores staring not at breasts but at boulder holders thanks to the Pink Project. Local artists such as Hilarie and Joanna Engle were asked to partner with breast cancer survivors and tell the survivor's story through artfully designed or embellished bras. During the entire month of October, local merchants will display these beautiful bras, and visitors are asked to vote for their favorites. Participating downtown businesses will also offer pink-themed items, freebies, foodstuffs, etc. lest you forget that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The event kicks off on First Thursday at Boise City Hall Plaza with celebrity guest speakers, patient care specialists, counselors, musical entertainment and sponsors including Fred Meyer, Think Pink, Journal Broadcast Group, the Komen Boise Education Committee, KomenBoise Grantees, and the St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center and St. Luke's Mobile Mammography units.
Thursday, Oct. 1, 5-9 p.m., Boise City Hall Plaza, 150 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise, komenboise.org.