Bras strung across Pittsburgh bridge

Sept. 29, 2011 at 3:01 PM
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PITTSBURGH, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Organizers of the "Bras Across the Bridge" breast cancer awareness event in Pittsburgh said thousands of bras were strung together across the Hot Metal Bridge.

The bras were hung across the length of the bridge, which connects the South Side Flats and South Oakland, as part of a campaign by American Eagle's Aerie and the non-profit group Bright Pink, WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh, reported Thursday.

"I think it's interesting that we're doing this project on the Hot Metal Bridge that was built in the 1800s and used to carry thousands of tons of molten steel back and forth," said Marcie Eberhart of the American Eagle Foundation.

Eberhart said the bras will remain in place for a few weeks as part of October's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

American Eagle said $1 from each bra sale made at Aerie stores in October will be donated to Bright Pink, which promotes early detection of breast and ovarian cancer.

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