The 2012 "It's a Breast Thing" Event

Eagle Eye Golf Club was again the beautiful setting for the 2012 It’s a Breast Thing Event. Tuesday October 2nd was a beautiful evening and the 400 people in attendance all loved visiting the 12 exhibitors for the most up to date information & voting on the 30 creatively decorated bras. The food table as well as the complimentary wine and beer were enjoyed by all! All breast cancer survivors attending were given rose corsages to wear.

The program for this year, The Importance of Early Detection, was lead by Dr. LaKeeya Tucker and was a huge success. The panelists were: Dr. Harvey Bumpers, Dr. Suzanne Hanses, Dr. Timothy Mckenna, Dr. David Anderson, Sharon Cosgrove (nurse navigator at Sparrow), Dr. George Poletes, MSU Lymphedema Clinic and their Clinicians, Mary Smania NP, and Dr. Karen Ching. A big thank you to the panel as well as the physicians in attendance for sharing so much valuable information.

We would like to extend a thank you, as well, to all our exhibitors, bra decorators, our Event Coordinator, Jennifer Hahn, and all the very special volunteers for giving so graciously of their time for It’s a Breast Thing 2012! We look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday October 1st, 2013 from 5-8 at Eagle Eye Golf Club for the next event 

If you have an interest in decorating a bra for this years contest please go to Bra Contestant to register.
If you would like to become an It’s a Breast Thing Calendar Girl please call Barb McKessy at 517-381-5432 (Ultimate Image & Esthétique)

2012 Sponsors

Executive Sponsor

Alliance Obstetrics & Gynecology

Gold Sponsor

UAW Local 602 Women’s Committee

Platinum Sponsor

Suzanne Hanses DO, PLLC

Bronze Sponsors

Dr. Tim McKenna, The Witt Family

Mid Michigan Medical Society

UAW Local 1811

Silver Sponsor

CIMA Breast Center (Lansing)

Pink Ribbon Sponsor

Cummings Property Management

Dr. Alene Laws Barker

2012 Calendar Sponsors

Meiers & Lombardini Insurance Agency

Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeons, PC

CIMA Breast Center (Lansing)

Sparrow Cancer Center



2012 Bra Contest Winners! Meet the 2012 Calendar Girls


Spider Woman by Mary Ellen (College of Human Medicine Office of Preclinical Curriculum) Model: Ilona M. Park Age of Diagnosis 65


Rock of Ages by Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeons PC (Poletes) Model: Beth Huss Age of Diagnosis 46


My Fair Lady by Alterations by Cameron Model: Yvonne Parker Age of Diagnosis 36


3rd Place “Tinker Bell” (Peter Pan) by MSU Comprehensive Breast Clinic Model: Michelle LeChevalier Age of Diagnosis 46


Man of La Mancha by Creative Wellness Model: Ameerah Muhammad Age of Diagnosis 46


2nd Place “South Pacific” by The Lovely Jubblies Model: Carmelita R. Salazar Age of Diagnosis 56


How the Grinch Stole Christmas by MSU Breslin Cancer Center Model: Rosa E. Martinez Age of Diagnosis 39


Burlesque by Eaton Rapids City Hall Model: Lisa Cross Age of Diagnosis 29


Mary Poppins by Sparrow Cancer Center Radiation/Oncology Model: Suzette Burkitt-Wesolek Age of Diagnosis 48


1st Place “Sister Act” by Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church Model: Ayleen Sims Age of diagnosis 49


Grease by Alliance Obstetrics & Gynecology Model: Odilia Pruderes Age of Diagnosis 47


White Christmas by We’re Not Nuts Bakery Model: Emma Reardon Age of Diagnosis 67

2012 Bra Entries

Spelling Bee” by Millie Heinz “The Bra Lady”
Aladdin by Dr. & Mrs. DeLafe
Sparkle by UAW Local Women’s Committee
The Odd Couple” by The Knitwits
Phantom of the Opera by Capital City Vision Center
Annie Get your Gun by Sparrow Womens Imaging
Wiched by Sparrow Cancer Center
Wicked by Devine Design Beauty Elements Salon
Menopause the Musical by American Cancer Society
Little Shop of Horrors by CIMA Breast Center (Haslett)
Rent by Cheri Salazar & Stephany McKay
Annie by Dr. Sonja Norris, DDS
Wizard of Oz by Skinner Funeral Home
Kismet by Melinda Adams “Essential Bodywear”
Grease by Another Look Hair Institute
Lion King by Shelly-Odell Funeral Home
The Pajama Game by Becky Jennings