Bras for a Cause 2024

Bras for a Cause 2024 supporting Gilda's Club - Metro Detroit
Bras for a Cause 2024

About Bras for a Cause 2024

This great event honors the memory of courageous and beautiful Shannon Watson, and ensures Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit program is cost-free to anyone walking through the door. To learn more about Gilda's Club and their cancer support, click here.

We hope you will join us for our 16th annual Bras for a Cause, back at the Royal Oak Music Theatre. Breast cancer survivors, bras turned into art created by local artists and exciting entertainment are all showcased at our annual inspiring event. The event features live and silent auctions, food from some of the best Metro Detroit restaurants, local musicians and the highlight of the evening – the breast cancer survivor runway show!

6:00 p.m. Doors open for guests – Strolling dinner, spirits, silent auction and art bra auction
8:00 p.m. Silent auction closes (art bra auction remains open)
8:00 p.m. Program begins: Welcome, special words, live auction and dedicated giving
8:45 p.m. Survivor Art Bra Fashion Show begins
9:45 p.m. Art bra auction closes
10:00 p.m. Check out begins

OUR LEGACY: This event has so much empowerment and intent behind it. The women who walk the runway are brave and all have a story to tell. Take a moment to listen to our event roots (click here) and the unforgettable woman who started it all. Thank you to event sponsor and dear friends at Podcast Nation who produced this beautiful piece for us. 


Starts at:  October 5, 2024 5:00 PM
Ends at:  October 5, 2024 9:00 PM


Royal Oak Music Theatre
318 West 4th Street
Royal Oak,MI 48067 USA


Megan Hengesbaugh

Where it all began.

Our Founder. Our heart. Shannon.

As we celebrate 16 years of Bras for a Cause, we remember the one who had the vision of raising $50,000 for Gilda's Club. The one who didn't let her diagnosis get her down, instead looked to inspire and leave a legacy that would empower those with cancer to come. 

Today this event has raised more than one million dollars for Gilda's Club. We can't help but think Shannon is smiling down on all of us. 

Enjoy this video from our 10th anniversary of Bras for a Cause - it captures so much of who Shannon was. 

Thank you to our 2024 event sponsors!