Wearing a bra is a necessity for women, especially in Indian society. Talking about your twins is a taboo, I mean when we have it then why can’t we talk about it? Every year we come across hundreds of breast cancer cases, October is a breast cancer awareness month of the year and Ladies are being encouraged to leave their bras at home for a day. That is on 13th October. This is done to raise awareness for the same. This will be very strange for almost half of the world and controversial also. But this is growing in Popularity. Now you must be confused about what and why it is? So below are the answers to your questions.
What is no Bra day?
This movement was started in 2011 and it was established to raise awareness about breast cancer and its presence in today’s society. 1 in 10 women develop breast cancer and fight against it for the rest of their lives. The other aim of the program is to make sure that all the ladies knew the signs of breast cancer. The people who don’t leave the bra and asked to wear purple for the day and ladies are said to undergo mammogram screening, which helps detect breast cancer. Also, ladies use #nobraday for the campaign.
When is no Bra day?
Every year it is organized between breast cancer awareness months October. This year it is today, Friday, 13th October. On the very next day i.e. 14th October is The Big Pink, national fundraising day with breast cancer care.
Why is this day celebrated?
It was started in 2011 by Dr. Mitchell Brown, Plastic Surgeon (Toronto, Canada) with the aim BRA (breast reconstruction awareness day) to educate women about their choices of mastectomy. On this day the people affected by breast cancer can hear speeches from leading plastic surgeons and inspirational survivor’s stories as well.
Support this initiative and celebrate this good day, it is very simple you can use the #nobraday or visit a doctor to get a breast exam checkup done. Also, tell your friends about it and encourage them to do the same. It is our body and we need to take care of it.