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The Bra-Ha-Ha® Debuts in Elizabeth City with a Capacity Crowd!

ELIZABETH CITY, NC—Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, along with the Elizabeth City Chamber of Commerce, hosted the first ever Bra-ha-ha at Elizabeth City on Sept. 17, 2022. The Seriously Uplifting Experience was held from 3-5 pm, at Seven Sounds Brewing, 112 North Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC.
All winners were chosen by local judges, including Reese Jackson, President & CEO of Chesapeake Regional Healthcare. “We are so happy to share such a beloved event with the residents of Elizabeth City,” he said. “The community has embraced this event and I can assure you that all proceeds will stay in Elizabeth City and benefit our patients here.”

The Bra-ha-ha® Awards Show & Auction began in Chesapeake, in 2008. During the past 15 years, nearly $2 million has been raised to fund free mammograms and related breast health services to eligible community members, and advanced technology at Chesapeake Regional Breast Care. 

Each bra entered in the Bra-ha-ha at Elizabeth City was judged for Most Creative, Best Craftsmanship, Most Inspirational, The E. City Bra Designer of the Year, and People’s Choice Award (voting tickets were available for purchase at the event). 

With a 38-C bra as their canvas, interested community members are challenged to construct unique and over-the-top designs using breast cancer as inspiration. These humorous and heartwarming masterpieces feature bra art created to raise awareness of breast cancer, to honor those who have won their fight, and to remember those who lost their battle. 
Winners this year were: 

  • Best Craftsmanship: ‘Living your Best Life’ designed by A to Z Cleaning
  • Most Creative: ‘Harbor of Hospitality’ designed by Debi Mesa
  • Most Inspirational: ‘Tree of Life’ designed by Zacki Twiford
  • Elizabeth City Bra Designer of the Year: ‘Forget Me Knot’ designed by Waterbrooke of Elizabeth City
  • People’s Choice: ‘Hops for Tops’ designed by Seven Sounds Brewing Company
  • Honorable Mention: ‘Love is Love’ designed by Boys & Girls Club of the Albemarle-Elizabeth City

This year’s Bra-ha-ha Awards Show & Auction in Chesapeake will be held on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, from 6-9 p.m., at Tidewater Community College’s Chesapeake Student Center, 1428 Cedar Road, in Chesapeake.  For more information about The Bra-ha-ha, to become a sponsor, or to donate, please go to  or call (757) 312-6314. 


About the Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation
Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation was founded in 1993 to support Chesapeake Regional Healthcare by helping the hospital respond to the evolving health care needs of the community. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

About The Bra-ha-ha® is an event of Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation, a nonprofit, 501 (c)(3). The celebration was conceived in Hampton Roads, Va., in 2008 to complement the grand opening of the Chesapeake Regional Breast Center. Proceeds from the Bra-ha-ha help to provide free mammograms and related breast health services to eligible community members and advanced technology at Chesapeake Regional Breast Care. To find out more go to 

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BraHaHa in EC