Lonnie Shekhtman Donates Midnight Wink Bra

Mindnight Wink Bra

Midnight Wink by Lonnie Shekhtman
 

 
I like things that are pretty, sparkly and colorful, so that is always my inspiration.
 
I hope that when you’re united with your bra, it’ll make you feel beautiful, both for supporting a very important cause and for having a pretty and unique bra in your collection — handmade with love!
 
Size 32C
Lonnie & Jill
This beautiful Bra was designed and made by Lonnie Shekhtman, an eBay employee who describes herself as a west-coast transplant and fanatic who’s absorbed the free-spirited, health obsessed culture and lives to evangelize it in her personal and professional lives.

 

Micki Sever Donates Midnight Desire Bra

Midnight Winter Wonderland BraMidnight Desire by Micki Server

ode to winter wonderland…..
 
Size 36B
 

 

 

This beautiful Bra was designed and made by Micki Sever, an eBay employee who describes herself as a
Jazz and R&B songtress, and artist, who is passionate about empowering folks so they can create change in their lives.

 

Merlee Escobar Donates Save the Boo Bees Bra

Save the Boo Bees BraMy daughters and I stayed up ‘till late last night making the little bees. Marissa (8) glued the eyes and Cristina (11) helped me build the little bees. We also added googgly eyes to the ghosts. My daughters understand how important it is to be aware of Breast Cancer.

Cancer is a big concern to us. My mother passed away August, 10th 1992 from breast cancer.  She was young, loving, and a very special woman. I lost her to breast cancer when I was very young.  I don’t want my daughters to go through what I went through.  I miss my mom with all my heart! I love you Mama!

The name of my bra is “Save The Boo Bees” – It’s Halloween! It’s Time to get scared! Merlee Escobar

We need to get scared and be aware of Breast Cancer.  This idea came to me from a common Halloween joke that we hear around this time of the year. “What did the Ghost say to the Bee? What?  Boo Bees!”

“I’m part of the eBay team. I’ve worked for eBay for 9 years now. I’m currently an account manager for the Motors department. Go Motors!!! We’ve been invited to participate in the Bling My Bra campaign, and I’ve decided to submit my work-of-art.  I’m excited to take John Donahoe’s challenge and participate this year.  “The eBay employee whose specially-decorated bra sells for the most money will win an iPad”.
I challenge everyone who’s ever bought or sold on eBay Motors to donate on my bras! Lovin’ Hooter and Save the Boo Bees!”

Susan G. Komen for the Cure® recommends that you:

1. Know your risk

Talk to your family to learn about your family health history
Talk to your health care provider about your personal risk of breast cancer
2. Get screened

Ask your health care provider which screening tests are right for you if you are at a higher risk
Have a mammogram every year starting at age 40 if you are at average risk
Have a clinical breast exam at least every three years starting at 20, and every year starting at 40
3. Know what is normal for you and see your health care provider right away if you notice any of these breast changes:

Lump, hard knot or thickening
Swelling, warmth, redness or darkening
Change in the size or shape of the breast
Dimpling or puckering of the skin
Itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple
Pulling in of your nipple or other parts of the breast
Nipple discharge that starts suddenly
New pain in one spot that doesn’t go away
4. Make healthy lifestyle choices

Maintain a healthy weight
Add exercise into your routine
Limit alcohol intake
Understanding Prevention of Breast Cancer

What is prevention?

Every day, we take steps to prevent unwanted events from happening. We wear seat belts to prevent injury. We brush our teeth to prevent cavities. While we would like to ensure some events never happen, often, the best we can do is reduce the chances of their happening.

We all know people who brush their teeth and still get cavities. And, we know people who always wear their seat belts who’ve still been hurt in a car crash. We do what we can to improve the chances of a good outcome, but we don’t always have complete control.

When talking about cancer and other chronic diseases, the same concept applies. Prevention mainly refers to lowering the risk of getting a disease rather than completely removing the risk. You may also hear the term risk reduction.

Risk factors and prevention

Cancer tends to be caused by a combination of factors. Some factors are usually under our control (like physical activity), some are out of our control (like age) and some are still unknown. Since many factors drive risk and we can change only a few of these, we cannot avoid some amount of risk.

For breast cancer, most risk factors that we have some control over have only a modest effect on risk. This means that there is no one magic bullet for preventing breast cancer, but it also means there’s no one factor that will cause it. Even a woman with a BRCA gene mutation doesn’t have a 100 percent chance of getting breast cancer. In fact, most people diagnosed with breast cancer are at average risk and we don’t know which factors came together to cause the cancer.

This doesn’t mean that prevention is an illusion. The disease process is just so complex that it’s hard to pin down how a certain set of risk factors will affect a person. However, when we look at groups of people it becomes clearer. For example, if we find that there is a 20 percent decrease in risk of breast cancer in one group of people, we can predict that there will be a 20 percent decrease in risk in a similar group of people. What we don’t know is which people in the group will get the prevention benefit.

Who benefits from prevention?

It is hard to know who benefits from prevention. We know some behaviors can lower the risk of cancer. For example, non-smokers are much less likely to develop lung cancer compared to smokers. However, we do not know who prevents lung cancer by not smoking and who would have remained cancer-free even if they had smoked. So while we know that not smoking lowers the chance that a person will develop lung cancer, we do not know how great this benefit is for any one person. Further, most smokers will never be diagnosed with lung cancer and some non-smokers will. Taking steps to prevent cancer does not ensure that a person never develops the disease.

The good news is that most behaviors that are usually under our control and reduce the risk of breast cancer are part of a healthy lifestyle. Making healthy choices can have rewards beyond breast cancer prevention. Choosing a healthy lifestyle can lower the risk of other types of cancer

Bear Breasted Bra Donated by Heather DeMill

Bear Breasted Bra

Bear Breasted by Heather DeMill.

 
Beary adorable pink sports bra with 2 bears anyone would love to cuddle with at night.   
 
These “Bear” Breasted cuties want to share their commitment to finding the cure with you!

 

Heather Wrenn Donates Trick-or-Treat Tatas Bra

Trick or Treat Tatas Bra

Trick or Treat by Heather Wrenn.
 
Trick or Treat Tatas has all the elements of a fun Halloween! 
 
Decked out with black and purple lace and ribbon with beaded cups forming spiderwebs for those attached black and purple spiders on each cup.
 
Let’s Trick breast cancer by treating yourself to this awesome bra.
Size 36C
This beautiful Bra was designed and made by Heather Wrenn, who is an eBay employee.

 

Becky Wenzlau Donates Gobble Me Up Bra

Gobble Me Up BraGobble me up! by Becky Wenzlau  Becky Wenzlau
 

 
Who doesn’t love a good turkey breast!? I created this fall themed bra because there’s nothing I love more than autumn foliage, Thanksgiving, and sparkles! Bling My Bra is a fun great way to give back to an important organization dedicated to a terrific cause.  Hopefully this bra will inspire you to get into the spirit of giving, and bring us that much closer to finding a cure for breast cancer.  Gobble Gobble!
Size 32B

 

 
This beautiful Bra was designed and made by Becky Wenzlau  Becky
 
Recent college grad happily returned to California, former swimmer, Taco enthusiast, Crazy about Mad Men

Jill Hunley Donates Jingle My Bells Bra

Jingle My Bells BraJill Hunley –  Closet artist who has a day job in cube-ville.  Loves the intersection of art, design, and technology. 

Jill Hunley

Jingle My Bells

Tis the season for festive attire, including your undergarments!  Supports a cause which ends up touching many families, including my own.  “Bling my Bra” is a fun way to contribute to finding a cure and improved therapies for breast cancer.  Jingle Your Bells this season!

Garden of Eden Bra Donated by Jennifer Ibarra

Garden of Eden Bra

Garden of Eden by Jennifer Ibarra 
 
A nod to very first bra (i.e. a pair of fig leaves).
This beautiful Bra was designed and made by Jennifer Ibarra, an eBay employee who describes herself as a cause marketer, activist, running addict, foodie, pop culturist, and wannabe novelist.  Jennifer Ibarra

 

Stephanie Griffeth Donates University of Utah

University of Utah

University of Utah Bra by Stephanie Griffeth of eBay.
 
This is a black sports bra with the words UTAH written in pink puff paints in the center. 
 
Enhanced with the words Swoop and U of U as well as some bling flowers.  Great for supporting your team, wear with pride!
 

The idea behind this bra is that the University of Utah supports those members struggling through Breast Cancer. 
 
When a relative was having a rough time getting through Chemotherapy and then Radiation, the Utah football games were her only form of release so the team hold fond meaning for us and this is a bra, reminding us of the good times we had together escaping from those struggles.
 

This beautiful Bra was designed and made by Stephanie Griffeth, who is an eBay employee.
 
From the artisti, “”Breast Cancer is not a stranger to my life.  I have watched loved ones suffer from this affliction and triumph amazingly.  They are examples to me and this is just a small way I can help raise awareness and funds to help others who are struggling and for those who may be in the future.  My prayers are with all those who need it and even those who don’t! “

 

 

Traci Cornaglia Tooth Fairy’s New Best Friend

Tooth Fairy's New Best Friend Bra

Tooth Fairy’s New Best Friend Bra by Traci Cornaglia.

You never know when you’ll need a piece of gum or a tic-tac, or a Good n Plenty and here you have them right at your fingertips. Traci Cornaglia 

  

This beautiful Bra was designed and made by Traci Cornaglia who is an eBay employee.
 
Traci is a mother of two teenage boys that seems to have a garage full of arts and crafts supplies, 8 year eBay alum and future “cat-lady”.