The 2017 "It's a Breast Thing" Event

“It’s a Breast Thing” 10 Year Anniversary Celebration 2017

It was a fabulous evening welcoming 400 guests to celebrate It’s a Breast Thing's ten year anniversary in support of local breast cancer patients. Always working to help women in need we became a non profit charity in 2010 and began awarding grants to local breast cancer patients for their out of pocket expenses. To date there have been 130 grants awarded.

On October 3rd Eagle Eye Golf Club was full of energy in celebration of what has been accomplish and what is still to come in the future for local patients. It was an evening with many familiar activities that guests have gathered to enjoy over the years. The theme for the bra decorating contest this year was Glamorous Golden Age of Hollywood and the glitz and glamor was amazing as former calendar models/breast cancer survivors modeled the bras for our guest to admire before they voted and bid on their favorite! The top 12 chosen will be featured in the 2018 IBT Calendar. Our health related exhibitors were full of the latest information in health care as well as fun pink wigs, massage and chiropractic adjustments.

The evening continued with a video highlighting the history of IBT and the impact on the community. Bob Howe, was the auctioneer for the evening and kept the fun alive and donations flowing with the auctioning off of an MSU package, trips to Florida and Torch Lake, wine and local dining and services from a local DJ…….. to name a few.

Our guests enjoyed refreshments, champagne and chocolates and lots of fundraising to help It’s a Breast Thing continue its mission…………to enrich the lives of local breast cancer patients on their journey to better health.


2017 Models by the Month Photos


Bra Name: Golden Globes
Creator of Bra: Sparrow Hospital MRI
Models Name: Lynder Joyce McCowan
Age of Diagnosis: 61


Bra Name: Snazzy Dame
Creator of Bra: Sparrow Mammography
Models Name: Amber Meyers
Age of Diagnosis: 32


3rd Place
Bra Name: Cleopatra Queen of the Ta-Ta's
Creator of Bra: Alliance OB/GYN
Models Name: Sandee Kingsley
Age of Diagnosis: 41


Bra Name: Golden Age of Hollywood
Creator of Bra: Woman's Life #897
Models Name: Carolyn Green
Age of Diagnosis: 61


1st Place
Bra Name: Wizard of Oz
Creator of Bra: Karl & Gerri Pfeifer
Models Name: Morgan Plemmons
Age of Diagnosis: 22


2nd Place
Bra Name: Puttin on the Ritz
Creator of Bra: Sandra Rizer
Models Name: Patricia Pope
Age of Diagnosis: 56


Bra Name: The It Girl
Creator of Bra: A Wig & A Prayer
Models Name: Lisa McAlvey
Age of Diagnosis: 50


Bra Name: Mae West
Creator of Bra: Mary Ellen Shea
Models Name: Angela Evans
Age of Diagnosis: 39


Bra Name: Cleopatra
Creator of Bra: MSU Women's Imaging Center
Models Name: Marcia Civils
Age of Diagnosis: 61


Bra Name: Old Hollywood
Creator of Bra: City of Eaton Rapids
Models Name: Marissa Cruz
Age of Diagnosis: 41


Bra Name: Audrey Hepburn
Creator of Bra: Wheats Jewelers
Models Name: Diana Weber
Age of Diagnosis: 58


Bra Name: Irvin Berlin's White Christmas
Creator of Bra: Country Stitches
Models Name: Melissa Cripe
Age of Diagnosis: 48