Today is October Friday the 13th and it’s No Bra Day! Yes, Women are encouraged to go out without a bra but No it’s not for sexual or pervert reasons.
When is no Bra Day?
No Bra Day takes place every year on October 13 – during Breast Cancer Awareness Month – in the middle of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Also important to note is that it is the day before The Big Pink, on October 14, the national fundraising day with Breast Cancer Care.
Some 50,000 Brits are diagnosed with breast cancer every year – while one in women will develop it at some point in their lifetimes.
What is No Bra Day?
In 2011 the No Bra Day movement started and it largely takes place on social media, where women use the hashtag #nobraday to campaign. Although some people use it as a way to show they boobs, but this movement is not for perverts, but to raise awareness of breast cancer which is a very serious deal!
The aim is to raise awareness and encourage women to carry out self-examinations, screenings, and make sure they know the signs of breast cancer.
Men or Women who don’t want to go braless are encouraged to put on purple.
On No Bra Day, ladies are encouraged to get a mammogram screening on October 13 – which can help detect breast cancer up to two years before it can be felt by the patient or a doctor.
Why is No Bra Day celebrated?
The No Bra Day movement can be traced back to Toronto, Canada, and plastic surgeon Dr Mitchell Brown.
Originally, the aim of the BRA (Breast Reconstruction Awareness) Day was to educate women about their choice for reconstruction when undergoing a mastectomy.
By the year 2014, NO BRA Day was being celebrated in 30 countries worldwide.
At NO BRA Day events, those affected by breast cancer can attend Question and Answer speeches with leading plastic surgeons, and hear inspirational survivor stories.