Saturday's Bras for a Cause event hopes to raise $10,000 for cancer research

A local fundraiser has grown tremendously over the four years of its existence. Bras for a Cause was started by cancer survivor Laurie Hornback.

In the event's first year, Hornback hoped to raise $2,500. The event ended up raising $4,000 and it has only grown from there. The addition of a silent auction last year resulted in $9,000 raised for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

This year's Bras for a Cause is Saturday, March 29 and Hornback said she hopes to raise $10,000 this time around. But no matter how much is raised, the cause and the event is close to Hornback's heart.

"I'm a survivor and so to me, it's all about the survivors," she said. "That's where the enthusiasm comes from, that's where the goals come from, that's where, ultimately, the Komen money is going to help -- the survivors and the survivors to be."

Saturday's events begin at the Carl Craft Civic Center in Hedrick with a pork dinner at 4:30 p.m. The silent auction will run from 4:30-8:30 p.m. and the Hedrick firefighters will begin modeling the decorated bras at 6 p.m. Silent auction items and decorated bras will be accepted on the day of the event.

Of the money that is raised, 75% stays local, while 25% is given to Susan G. Komen researchers in Texas.