Ah Haa Moment: BRAvo 2015, 10/15

Ah Haa Moment: BRAvo 2015, 10/15

Boys in bras?

Nope, not a drag club.

Anything but a drag.

Think of it as cross-dressing for a cause.


Mark your calendar for Thursday, October 15, 7 p.m., historic New Sheridan Bar, when the Ah Haa School for the Arts presents the 6th annual BRAvo event in support of the San Miguel Resource Center and in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Prevention Month.

“BRAvo is an exciting community event in which everyone can and does get involved: local artists, firemen, the Sheridan Bar and more,” said Kathleen Cole, Ah Haa’s special events and marketing director.

The Resource Center is the only nonprofit dedicated to eliminating interpersonal violence in the Telluride region. Through intervention services and prevention education, the San Miguel Resource Center provides an invaluable service to the Telluride community and beyond.

DVAM (Domestic Violence Awareness Month) by San Miguel Resource Center

DVAM (Domestic Violence Awareness Month) by San Miguel Resource Center

But the Resource Center is not BRAvo’s only beneficiary.

Bosom Buddies is a breast cancer support group for southwestern Colorado based in Montrose. The organization provides emotional and financial support to individuals living in small communities in southwestern Colorado affected by breast cancer.

Additional proceeds go to support the Ah Haa School’s many community programs.

The BRAvo Annual Bra Invitational Auction & Fundraiser was started as a fun and unique way for Telluride  to come together, allowing the community to express itself creatively, while shining a light on serious and often very painful challenges.

The Bronco Bra XXX by Roz Strong & Monica Carey

The Bronco Bra XXX by Roz Strong & Monica Carey

“We all know Telluride is home to uniquely talented individuals. At no time is this more apparent than in the bras people submit for the BRAvo fundraiser each year, everything from bottle caps, paint, felt and even keys and electronics have adorned the undergarments-as-canvas Ah Haa provides each year. And the men who model the unmentionables are equally colorful and uninhibited. Why men? Because breast cancer effects men through their mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives. Having guys model the bras allows them to become an active part of the happening, turning the tables in a fun and festive way,” continued Cole.

On auction night, all community bras are showcased and then sold. Once again, on October 15, the live auction starts at 7 p.m., but come early for drink specials and to be sure you find a great spot for viewing the show.

For a preview of this year, watch Lauren Metzger’s video to see just how good BRAvo has gotten in years past.


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