Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women worldwide. Cheryl Toub, wife of special teams coach Dave Toub, was diagnosed on April 1, 2008. She fiercely fought the battle with breast cancer and is now a six-year survivor.
"It's a difficult process, but you have to fight it and fight it like a girl," Cheryl said. "Initially, I was shocked and scared, but luckily, I had a coach who came up with the game plan and coached me through it. My family was incredible and helped me win the game."
On Friday night, Cheryl participated in Art Bra KC's live auction to help raise money for Kansas City organizations that provide life-empowering services to uninsured and underinsured individuals who have been touched by cancer.
During the live auction, guests bid on artwork, as well as the eclectic and extravagant bras modeled by breast cancer survivors.
Celebrating the art of survival local women are wearing artfully designed bras to raise money and awareness for breast cancer.
"The whole concept is the art of survival, so no matter where you are in the battle with cancer, this event is to celebrate your triumph and give you empowerment," Cheryl explained. "It's about making all of these women feel beautiful and it's done at such a level that you don't even care that your wearing a crazy outfit. It's fun and these women are amazing."
Cheryl wore a beaded Chiefs bra with jeans and Chiefs cowboy boots. Her bra was designed and created by all of the Chiefs coaches' wives.
"We got all of the coaches' wives involved and created the concept for her bra," Stacey Nagy, wife of quarterbacks coach Matt Nagy, said. "It was Kathy Melvin's design, so she drew it up and we all loved it. It's a pretty intricate bra, the entire thing is beads and the fringe is rhinestones. It was a long process but very well worth it."
Along with the bra, Cheryl auctioned off four suite tickets, sideline passes, a helmet signed by all the Chiefs Pro Bowlers and a football signed by Dustin Colquitt and Ryan Succop, who escorted her onto stage.
"We all love Dave (Toub), so anyone in his family is family to me," Colquitt noted. "Cheryl is a wonderful lady, a very good compliment to Dave. Ryan and I did this last year so we wanted to do it again this year to support her and the fight against breast cancer. My grandmother is a breast cancer survivor, so I'm really happy to be a part of this event."
Cheryl's bra, along with the other items, sold for a total of $8,000. All of the money raised on Friday evening will support those battling breast cancer. To learn more about Art Bra KC or to donate, visit their website.