Friday, October 28, 2011

Bras on Broad - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Breast cancer is one of the most common cancer's affecting women.  1 in 9 women are expected to develop breast cancer. This year alone in Canada approximately 23,400 women will be diagnosed and of those 5,100 will die from the disease.  It is not only a woman's cancer, men can develop breast cancer as well.  Approximately 190 males in 2011 developed breast cancer and about 55 will die from it. If you are a woman, getting regular mammograms and practicing breast self examination are your best tools to fight the disease.  If you are a mom and have a daughter(s) take the time to show them how to do the exam properly, it is a gift you are giving your daughter.  (stats provided by Canadian Cancer Society)

For more information about breast cancer and other forms of cancer please visit the Canadian Cancer Society website at     Together we can beat cancer.

KoolFM in Victoria hosts Bras On Broad, this is a yearly event to raise breast cancer awareness and raise funds for breast cancer treatment and cure.  They collect donated bras, string them together and hang them on the along Broad Street.  Pretty cool!  They accept cash donations, as well as new or gently used bras which will be donated to Women In Need.  The event is today, October 28th, until 5:00pm.

All of these beautiful bras will be donated to Women In Need.  


Trobairitz said...

Save the ta-tas!!

That is a lot of bras. Some pretty cool pics you have there. I like the last one of you with your bike.

Looks like the rain found you. Hope you stayed warm.

SonjaM said...

Great way to create awareness, I like the idea. Breast cancer rates are alarmingly high. I wonder what they put in our food that even the guys get it...
The last picture is great. One of the few occasions we actually get to see your face.

Dar said...

It's scary to me that so many women get breast cancer.

Trobairitz - The rain did find me and my "waterproof" gear is not waterproof at all. I actually called the dealer and I am going in and taking it back. I hope I can find something that will keep me dry. I am not a happy camperette. Glad you liked the pictures, it was worth the wet adventure.

Sonja - it is an awesome event, best part is all the donated bras go to a local women's shelter. They raised about $4k, which was fabulous. The picture of me is not one of my best, very bad flat helmet hair. You should see my picture on my license it looks like a mug shot of a notorious felon, LOL. As for breast cancer I think it is about phytoestrogens in soy & other products, as well as synthetic hormones in our food chain. It's scary because we really don't know what is in our food and what it's doing to us.

It was amazing to see all the bras hanging on Broad Street.

Go get a mammogram & practice BSE.

Movember - November is Prostate Cancer awareness month. Tell your guys to grow moustaches and go pay a visit to their doctors for a prostate check. Be proactive!