Bras for a Cure is an opportunity for anyone to aid in the fight against Breast Cancer and aid local cancer patients by decorating a bra to be voted on by the public and raise funds for the Oregon Cancer Foundation.


When Shirley Lyons, owner of Dandelions Flowers & Gifts in Eugene, Oregon, heard about a similar event she decided to create Bras for a Cure in 2012.


We invite individuals, businesses, groups and clubs to be creative, have a little fun and raise much-needed money for local help for those affected by cancer.

We have partnered with the Oregon Cancer Foundation because of their commitment to provide assistance to Lane County cancer patients through education, support and financial assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Financial Assistance

A cancer diagnosis can be financially devastating to an individual and/or their family. Providing stopgap funds to those in need helps those in a difficult financial situation so that they never have to choose between treatment and basic needs.

100% Local

The Oregon Cancer Foundation serves Lane County residents receiving cancer-related services. Every dollar raised stays here in the community providing assistance to those affected by cancer.

How the Oregon Cancer Foundation Assists Cancer Patients

What is Bras for a Cure?

whimsical fun for a serious cause
Support & Counseling

Following the completion of treatment, the Oregon Cancer Foundation provides a 7-week workshop to individuals to learn how to manage the physical and emotional challenges that arise after cancer treatment.

Can I still participate if I live outside of Eugene?

Yes! Once voting opens you will be able to place your votes right online! We had voters from East Coast to West Coast last year all supporting their favorite creation.


What does the winner receive?

The grand prize winner receives a $100 gift certificate to Dandelions Flowers, a beautiful floral bouquet, the 2015 "Our Cup Runneth Over" Trophy and, of course, bragging rights for the following year!


How do we find out who won?

After voting has closed on October 31, all the votes will be tallied and the winners will be presented at the (free to attend- just please email us to reserve a spot)

OCF Neighbors Helping Neighbors with Cancer Breaksfast:

Nov. 4, 2015


Eugene Hilton

Does it cost anything to enter a bra?

There is a $10 registration fee to enter a bra that is applied to the fundraising efforts.


Can anyone enter a bra?

Absolutely! In the past entrants have included children as well as men, businesses and book clubs.


Where does the money go?

The funds raised go to cancer patients right here in Lane County! The Oregon Cancer Foundation provides stop-gap emergency funds for patients undergoing treatment.