Breast cancer is a concern for all of us. We all have a mother, a sister, grandmother or friend who has fought the uphill battle with cancer. Some of us have tales of triumph, and some of sorrow. Local Burlesque dancer, The Incredible Edible Akynos, is determined that her aunt, Angela, will have a story of victory. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, Angela has been struggling to afford not only her medications and vital chemotherapy sessions but also the care of her three children on a dwindling hairdresser’s salary. At present, Angela is unable to afford any medical care whatsoever. But fear not, Burlesque Bras to the rescue! The Incredible, Edible Akynos is hosting an auction and show tonight at Public Assembly in Brooklyn at 9:00 PM. The goodies for bidding will be custom bras designed by BUST Magazine, Dirty Dolls Lingerie, and Angie Pontani to name a few. Beyond bidding on the lovely braziers, Akynos will also be collecting canned goods for Angela and inviting any underwriters to help raise at least $10,000 for the cause.  Food, drinks, a raffle, and special burlesque show will be awaiting donors at the event! All proceeds will go to provide medical care and cover prescription costs for Angela. If you cannot make it this evening, we encourage you to make a donation to help Angela at

See you there!

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