All You Need To Know About National No Bra Day

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All You Need To Know About National No Bra Day



National No Bra Day is an observance day which is celebrated on the 13th of October. On this day, millions of women leave their bras at home to promote the cause of breast cancer awareness and remind women everywhere that they should get screened for breast cancer on a regular basis.

It’s also a day when people rally to raise much need money for breast cancer research. This day is celebrated without a bra because many women who have survived breast cancer can no longer go without wearing a bra because they need it to hold their prosthesis in place after undergoing surgery. This observance day sits almost square in the middle of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.



History of National No Bra Day

National No Bra Day is an observance day which is celebrated on the 13th of October. On this day, millions of women leave their bras at home to promote the cause of breast cancer awareness and remind women everywhere that they should get screened for breast cancer on a regular basis. It’s also a day when people rally to raise much need money for breast cancer research. This day is celebrated without a bra because many women who have survived breast cancer can no longer go without wearing a bra because they need it to hold their prosthesis in place after undergoing surgery. This observance day sits almost square in the middle of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


Observation of National No Bra Day

One of the ways many women observe this holiday is by not wearing their bra today. However, while it may not be possible for women to go without a bra on this day, some people instead choose to wear the color purple to observe this day. People, both men and women, who want to also take part in observing this day can also post on social media using the hashtags: #NationalNoBraDay or even just #NoBraDay.
People are also encouraged to donate money or time to the various agencies that are either looking for a cure for breast cancer or helping empower women after they have had breast cancer. These agencies include Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, the American Cancer Society, National Breast Cancer Foundation, Cancer Research UK and the Breast Cancer Alliance.
Women are also strongly encouraged to use this day to get a mammogram or use this day as a reminder to get one. Annual mammograms save lives. Breast cancer that is detected early is quite treatable and mammograms can show changes in a woman’s breast due to cancer up to 2 years before cancer can be manually felt by either the patient or a doctor. Earlier detection can prevent the need for extensive and/or aggressive cancer treatments and may also improve the chances of conserving a woman’s breast.
In conclusion, National No Bra Day is a great day for women to leave their bras back at home, wear purple and help spread the word about breast cancer. Raising awareness about breast cancer to help raise more money for charities and to encourage more women to get mammograms will result is less women dying from this disease.

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