Members of the Locust Valley High School Fashion Club are creative, talented and altruistic! In support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the club participated in the Fourth Annual National “Bra-ha-ha Exhibition” and their efforts earned them third place in the competition sponsored by the Karen Allen Donovan Foundation.

The Karen Allen Foundation was created to promote awareness for early detection for diseases of the breast.  The LVHS Fashion Club opted to create an asymmetrical design with the theme of PUNK.  Each student brought in materials that would best represent and justify their idea to collaboratively create this entry and fundraised for the cause. The project was truly a team effort.

LVHS Art Teacher Melanie Mooney, also the Fashion Club Advisor, said the members of the Fashion Club were excited and proud to participate in such a worthwhile event.  “The students were really excited about this challenge. I was impressed with their dedication, which included spending their free time, lunch periods, after school and weekends to make sure this project was completed,” she said.

The “Bra-ha-ha Exhibition” encourages participants to decorate bras in the most creative, hilarious and eye-catching ways imaginable. Each bra is supposed to tell a story of hope, perseverance and support. The bras are assembled in an art exhibit to celebrate the stories, the survivors and the spirit of those working to promote breast health.

The LVHS Fashion Club clearly achieved this goal. Congratulations!