Betty Boop - through the artistry of Karin Kneitel - garnered $1000 at an auction in support of breast cancer awareness! Karin created the bra, pictured on the left, and entitled it Betty's Boobs for a Cure.
In case you’re just catching up with this:
In September 2014, Karin Kneitel, one of Max Fleischer’s great-granddaughters, created an incredible Betty Boop bra as part of the breast cancer awareness contest “Cups for a Cure” sponsored by her employer PSEG. She made the bra in honor of her mother, who died from breast cancer.
Out of 200 entries, Karin’s entry was one of a handful selected and she won second place!
The Betty bra went on to be part of an auction at the Creative Cups event held in support of the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program. It was also featured on New York’s NBC Weekend Today in New York with Pat Battle on February 22, 2015.
Did you miss Betty's Boobs-for-a-Cure last week on the Weekend Today in New York show? Well great news! You can watch it right here now!
Karin Kneitel, the artist behind this bra is Max Fleischer's great granddaughter; and she created this fantastic, one-of-a-kind piece in honor of her mother who lost her life to breast cancer when Karin was eleven.
This unique work of bra-art will be auctioned off on March 19th as part of a Creative Cups event supporting the Adelphi Statewide New York Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program at Adelphi University. You can find out more about this exciting benefit, and the great programs supported by this organization serving those living with and impacted by Breast Cancer by clicking here.
We are even more thrilled to report that this unique one-of-a-kind bra will be featured on New York's NBC's Weekend Today in New York with Pat Battle, this coming Sunday, February 22nd!
If you are in the New York Metro Area, you can find Weekend Today in New York on NBC/Channel 4 from 6:00am-8:30am... a little bird told us to look for it around 8:00am.