Beautiful Bras benefiting Simmons Cancer Institute

Designer Resources

Beautiful Bras is a local fundraiser to support women in central Illinois who have undergone cancer treatment. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to purchase hair loss accessories including wigs, hats, and scarves for wig boutiques in Springfield and Champaign, Illinois. Show off your creativity for a great cause by designing a bra! Each bra will be on display during the month of October at all BJ Grand Salon & Spa locations and online. The public will be asked to vote for their favorite bra designs by casting a vote. Each vote costs $5.


Anyone can participate, from local artists to businesses, everyone is welcome to design a bra and “support” the cause. If you are interested in designing a bra, please contact Gail Lorenzini, call 217-753-8070 or visit any of our salon locations. Bras can be picked at any BJ Grand Salon & Spa location between August 2 - 26.


Prizes will be awarded to two bra designers at each salon location. An award will go to the designer that raises the most money at each salon. A second award will go to the “Grand Design,” the bra considered by our panel of professionals to be the best and most creatively designed bra at each salon location. Each winner will receive a BJ Grand Salon & Spa gift card, a package of do. Active Products and a plush Kashwére throw.

Everyone casting a vote during the Beautiful Bras promotion will have their name entered into a random drawing to win a do. Active Products gift basket.

Submission Guidelines

  • All entries are to be created using the bra provided for you. Each designer’s bra is a new 36C back closure bra with no lace and just a little padding.
  • The inside of the bras do not need to be decorated. Please do not sew or glue the bra closed.
  • Bras should be constructed well as they may be moved numerous times. Sewing is preferred, strong glues and other mechanical fastening methods are acceptable. Tape is not acceptable.
  • Bras should not be constructed with materials that are perfumed, soiled, perishable, or in any way dangerous.
  • Fill out a Beautiful Bras tag and turn it in with your designed submission. Each tag asks for the designer(s) name and the design theme. The design theme is a short message to the voters that explains your inspiration.

Dates to Remember


August 15

We need your commitment to participate.

August 2 - 26

Bras will be available for pick-up at each BJ Grand Salon & Spa location.

September 8

Return your designed bra to any BJ Grand Salon & Spa location with your completed Beautiful Bras tag.

Social Media Graphics


Voting begins October 1, 2017. Promote your bra using your preferred social media site with these downloadable graphics.


Download: Small | Large


Download: Small | Large

We all know someone who has been affected by cancer.
Help us show them they have a community that supports their courageous fight.


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