Monday, 13 October 2014

No Bra Day 2014

‘Set your girls free’: Monday is National No Bra Day
No current research directly links wearing a bra to a higher breast cancer risk

In the spirit of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, women across the country on Monday are “setting their girls free.”

October 13 is National No Bra Day, an annual holiday reportedly created in 2011 by breast cancer supporters that’s now sweeping social media.

Breast cancer survivors and supporters on Twitter and Facebook are encouraging women not to wear a bra for a day to raise awareness and support breast cancer survivors.

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National No Bra Day: Celebrate Without Restraint

When I attended Girl Scout camp as a rising fifth grader, I was flat as a board. I overheard one of my tent mates say, "She's a carpenter's dream."

I had no idea what she was talking about. All I could think of was wood and nails. "I don't get what she means, do you?" I asked another camper. "It means you have no tah-tahs," she answered.

I didn't get what that meant, either.

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Have you heard the latest news? According to a KISS FM report published on Oct. 10, a controversial event is now just a few hours away and many are ready to celebrate. Oct. 13 is No Bra Day, an annual “holiday” that encourages women to set the "girls" free in "support" of October's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While the occasion may be liberating (and so much more comfortable) for some women, the event is not without controversy. In fact, some find the event quite offensive. But No Bra Day helps raise awareness about a very important cause - breast cancer.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American women. Despite the many advances in cancer treatment and great progress over the years, the cause of breast cancer is still unknown. According to the National Cancer Institute, it is estimated that more than 230,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and 40,000 will die. But many do survive breast cancer. In fact, 89 percent survived five or more years after being diagnosed between 2004 and 2010. Finding cancer early by regular self-exams and mammograms can save your life. Know the known risks and talk to your doctor about scheduling a mammogram.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month helps raise awareness and supports breast cancer research, but also honors those who have lost the fight. Whether or not you plan to participate in No Bra Day by going braless on Oct. 13, the fight against cancer continues.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease.

While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same.

We have made a lot of progress but still have a long way to go and need your help!

Pink Lighting in October is a Breast Self-Exam Reminder
Light the Way to Find a Cure

Each year, thousands of women in America are diagnosed with breast cancer. When detected early, 96 percent of women are surviving this potentially devastating disease. Every October, in recognition of breast cancer awareness month, the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation (LSCRF) sponsors its Light the Way to Find a Cure campaign. The campaign allows Chicago buildings, landmarks and businesses to illuminate pink, fly pink flags or simply “go pink” to remind Chicagoans of the importance of breast self-exams, annual mammograms and being proactive about your health.

We invite you to join LSCRF’s Light the Way to Find a Cure campaign and promote breast cancer awareness month this October! Properties can illuminate pink, fly LSCRF pink flags or decorate their lobbies with pink ribbons. LSCRF flags are available for purchase and range from $400 to $500 based on size. Custom orders are available upon request.

We hope that you will join us and nearly 200 Chicago buildings and businesses including the Willis Tower, the John Hancock Center, the Merchandise Mart, Buckingham Fountain, and O’Hare and Midway International Airports to Light the Way to Find a Cure.

National No Bra Day

Women are magnificent creatures, and so are their breasts. Let us spend the day unleashing boobies from their boobie zoos.

Ladies, free your breasts for 24 hours by removing those dreadful (but at times oh-so-helpful) bras. Our perkiness should not be hidden. It is time that the world see what we were blessed with. Your breasts might be colossal, adorable, miniature, full, jiggly, fancy, sensitive, glistening, bouncy, smooth, tender, still blossoming, rosy, plump, fun, silky, Jello-like, fierce, jolly, nice, naughty, cuddly… But the most used adjectives to describe your breasts on July 9th should be joyous, wild, and spectacular.

Gentlemen, you can participate too! Your job will be to support us ladies by rocking something pink. It can be a pink tie, pink boxers, pink socks, pink Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon, I ♥ Boobies Bracelet…. If it is pink, it supports us. (Your support means quite a lot to us…)