Northwest NEWS

July 3, 2000

Home & Garden

Essay contest honors breast cancer survivors

   The Bon Marche is encouraging the public to come forward in recognition of Breast Cancer Survivors with an essay contest for the most inspiring breast cancer survivor.

   Twelve essay writers and their subjects will each win a $250 wardrobe from the Bon Marche and a complimentary ticket to the Breast Cancer Survivor Fashion Show taking place at the Downtown Seattle Bon Marche on October 21. Winning essay subjects will be invited to model in the fashion show.

   To enter, each contestant must provide an essay of 250 words or less describing the breast cancer survivor's challenges and how that experience has provided inspiration, along with a recent photo of the survivor alone or with the contestant.

   Official entry forms are available in the Intimate Apparel Department of Western Washington stores; deadline for entries is July 31st, mailed or returned to the same department (see official contest rules). For further information, call (206) 506-4386.