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National No Bra Day:: Freedom in the Awareness of Breast Cancer

No Bra Day

Oh, bra, my bra.

How I hate thee, let me count the ways:

Pinching, aching, squeezing—

There’s no better feeling than releasing the girls when you get home after a long day!

Today, October 13th is National No Bra Day! Set those puppies free and pause a moment. As fun as it sounds, No Bra Day is meant as a means of spreading awareness about breast cancer and how it impacts women every day.

Breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women.*

About 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer throughout her lifetime. * 

As of January 2019, there are more than 3.1 million women with a history of breast cancer in the U.S. This includes women currently being treated and women who have finished treatment.*

On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer; 1 woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes.*

Over 3.3 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States today. My mom is one of those survivors thanks to early detection.*

Many breast cancer symptoms are invisible and not noticeable without screenings like a mammogram or ultrasound. Some symptoms can be caught early simply by looking out for certain changes in your breasts and being proactive about your breast health. You can download a free Know the Symptoms guide from the National Breast Cancer Foundation here:

There are many brave breast cancer warriors and survivors in the world, so take your bra off and think of them today. Do a self-exam or schedule an appointment with your doctor while you’re bra-free! 

*statistics provided by the National Breast Cancer Foundation


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