Beyond Pink puts bras on Bloomsday runner statues to raise awareness of thermography

SPOKANE, Wash. — The Bloomsday runners in Riverfront Park were turning heads on Tuesday.

The organization Beyond Pink dressed the runners in bras to raise awareness about thermography, a technology that can detect breast disease in its earliest stages.

“If we see the disease that early, we can turn it around just like you can turn inflammation around in your body, that’s exactly what it is,” said Charlie Brewer, co-founder of Beyond Pink. “And it can actually prevent possibly getting breast cancer at all, so we wouldn’t have to have all these runners.”

The bras were donated by people who have had a first-hand experience with breast cancer, whether they’ve fought it themselves or knows someone who has. Beyond Pink put the bras on the runners to make sure those memories “run on.”

Beyond Pink provides thermograms using grants for women in need. The organization also has a “Fun Raiser” coming in October with a fashion show and silent auctions at the Davenport.

You can learn more about Beyond Pink here.