Nineteen very brave men danced and modeled “Bras for the Cause” of helping cancer victims and survivors and the American Cancer Society raise record funds from northeast Harris County in association with the Tough Enough To Wear Pink Committee of the Crosby Fair & Rodeo.

The Crosby community once again rallied and showed their overwhelming generosity and support of Crosby Fair and Rodeo’s TETWP event on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Crosby American Legion Hall.

Preliminary reports show over $145,000 was raised at the 6th annual event. The committee chose a theme of “Together We Can Make a Difference” with all cancer recognized throughout the room with different awareness cancer colors. The theme was continued by the BFC committee ladies who chose a colored scarf to represent a cancer that has touched their lives in some way, through family, friends, etc.

100% of proceeds will benefit people in our community and surrounding areas that are fighting cancer.

19 male celebrity models participated in a fashion show modeling bras designed by family and friends. Some of the themes included, the perfect little Barbie Girl (aka Jeffrey Sparks). Tyler Forrest was the “Lone Ranger” and Shannon Wilkes modeled in a gorilla suit with a theme of ‘Bananas for Boobies’. RD Burnside of Baytown, modeled a “Bubble Bra,” which was bought by Hotchkiss Disposal. Even CHS High School Teacher of the Year, Yancey Price joined in the fun and modeled “The Luck of the Irish “ Bra. Teaque Schexnayder modeled in his Daisy Dukes , which brought over $10,000. Teaque’s bra was bought by Oilwell Tubular. His cousin, Jacob Schexnayder, really got the party going with a Mardi Gras theme. Jacob’s bra was bought by Johnathan Bohannon and Jeanne Shipp, co-founders/managing partners of Patients ER. They bought Jacob’s bra for $25, 000 and Oilwell Tubular added another $10,000 on top of that!

Charles Adams, Attorney/Partner and Host of “Pursuit of Texas” Radio, served as MC. DJ Jeff provided the music and Bill Busby served as auctioneer. Gary Clifton welcomed the sold out crowd, and David Bernard from Houston Methodist San Jacinto explained how Pink Heals funds have helped local people in the past year with day to day living expenses while receiving treatment for various types of cancer. Jennifer Loggins and Michele Eaglin served as photographers, and Demeris Catering provided the meal.

Kay Schexnayder, of Crosby, describes the BFC event from Saturday night as……”A special group of amazing men who came out of their comfort zone by wearing bras decorated in a wide variety of themes. These awesome men had the courage to model their bra in front of hundreds of people, all in an effort to raise money in support of those with Cancer! Together they raised over $100,000!!!! This was the 4th year I attended the annual event and it was the most emotional. The night and the cause is not about any one person, or any one type of Cancer. It is about helping people in the community that need help when they are going through such a difficult time in their lives. I am so thankful for every model that participated and for the committee members, volunteers, and everyone who attended that helped make the night a success. I am especially proud of my entire family.”

The BFC committee is overwhelmed each year by the generous support of the Crosby Community and the willingness of men in our community to step up and model bras in support of local cancer patients. We feel blessed and very lucky to live in the community of Crosby. The stories that we receive about patients who have been helped through the proceeds of this event warms our hearts and confirms our drive to continue this great service for anyone in need. There were lots of smiles on Saturday night! Thank you Crosby Community!