This is the first look Kristen Hazen has had at her competition at Sanford Canton-Inwood Medical Center.
"It's amazing, like I said."
Hazen's one 30 participants who decorated bras to raise awareness for breast cancer. And while her mother battled the disease, Hazen's Despicable Me-inspired entry has special Minion meaning.
"You never see them apart," Hazen said. "There are always two Minions or a group working together. I thought that's perfect, what better way to show that you're not alone in the fight against cancer."
"I think it is quite amazing," Sanford Canton-Inwood Nursing Services Manager Linda Hill said. "I think it will be fun to put a humorous spin on something that's quite serious."
Nursing Services Manager Linda Hill helped organize the "Bravo!" contest. She also battled breast cancer 20 years ago and she knows just how lonely a diagnosis can be.
"I was just shocked," Hill said. "I didn't think ever. There is no history in my family whatsoever. It seemed like it was a roller-coaster ride for quite a while."
The bras will be on display at Canton's Sunshine Foods on Monday. While there, people can vote on their favorite by donating $1. All of the proceeds go to the Canton-Inwood Area Health Foundation.
"The scariest thing is that you're in it alone," Hazen said. "But you never are, you have family or a team of physicians or nurses helping you. It happens so quickly and all of a sudden you know about it and you don't know what to do."