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Event this Saturday to raise funds for breast cancer research

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For the fourth consecutive year The Sealy News is hosting Bras for a Cause, an event that raises money for Memorial Herman Katy Hospital breast cancer research.

It’s set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Saddleback Saloon.

Last year the event – which features local celebrity male models showing off decorated bras while the patrons bid on them – brought in more than $2,600.

“Memorial Hermann is dedicated to improving the health of the people in the communities we serve,” said Michelle Bair, the hospital’s senior director of development. “Throughout greater Houston, our care delivery teams and physicians work together to provide compassionate, research-based medicine with a relentless focus on quality and patient safety. We cannot thank you enough for the generosity you have extended to our health system and the patients we care for every day.”

Models in the past have included Sealy Assistant Manager Warren Escovy, Austin County Judge Tim Lapham, Wallis Mayor Steve Bockel, Judge Dan Leedy and Saddleback Saloon owner Tom Mendenhall.

The highest bid ever in the three-year history of Bras for a Cause was placed at $425. Many of the bidders wear pink to show their solidarity with the cause.

“My partner is a breast cancer survivor so it’s a very big cause to our heart,” said one of last year’s attendees, Sharon Flagg. “We just wanted to come and support this cause in a fun and entertaining way.”

Vincent and Vicky Lopez were also in attendance not just to watch their son Adam show off his skills as a bra model but to donate to a cause that hits close to home.

“[Adam] is a paramedic so I’m very proud of him for doing that and then helping people out this way as well,” Vicky Lopez said. “My husband’s mother died of breast cancer and his sister is going through it right now so I’m glad that we were able to help.”

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