The “Bodacious Beauties” runway was just one of the highlights of the evening at the annual “Hoedown for a Cure.”
The Hoedown is a kick-off for the “Relay for Life,” which is scheduled in downtown Cleveland May 6 to 7.
Organizers Christy Griffith, Melissa Woody, Tammy Leatherwood, Amber Olinger and others had to keep the beauties in line as they worked the crowd to raise money for a cure.
The event has sold out quickly each year, according to Griffith.
“Preliminary figures indicated we raised well over $15,000,” said Griffith Friday.
According to Olinger, a cancer survivor who holds the yearly event close to her heart, the bra-art wearers raised more than $1,000 along the runway alone.
Makeup, feather boas, crazy theme-based costumes and the signature for all of the beauties were the artsy brassieres created by Pam Matthews, Trina Norton, Tricia Haws, Nancy Casson and Leatherwood.
The men who made up the beauties come from a variety of backgrounds.
Law enforcement, firemen, business professionals and others participated in the cause which supports all cancer research for the American Cancer Society, but also raises awareness for breast cancer research.
A meal of barbecue and all the fixins’ were on the menu and entertainment, which rounded out the evening was provided by the Collins Brothers Band.