Cancer Society to host Bra-October Fest in Mandeville

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

The Barley Oak on the Mandeville Lakefront will be full of men in bras on Oct. 23. It's not an episode of "Men Behaving Badly," but a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society's West St. Tammany Chapter.

Sponsors - individuals, companies, or organizations - will purchase and decorate a bra. The brassiere can be adorned with company logos, generic decorations (G-rated, please), or inspiring messages for cancer survivors. Each sponsor will provide a male model to wear the bra in a runway-style fashion show, and then the bras will be auctioned off to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Sponsorships start at only $50, and tickets to attend are $10. The event will be held at the Barley Oak at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, and is timed to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Interested participants should contact Christopher Kidwell at (985) 807-4659 or For more information about the American Cancer Society and its programs, visit