Get involved this Purple Bra Day and raise vital funds for breast cancer support services

Purple Bra Day Perth Breast Cancer Research
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Purple Bra Day is returning later this month, painting the town purple to raise much needed funds for breast cancer support services.

Breast Cancer Care WA’s largest annual fundraiser, September 20 will see volunteers take to the streets with their signature purple bras to take donations – but you can start fundraising and get involved today!

Purple Bra Day Perth Breast Cancer Research

The independent charity receives no government funding, which makes the Purple Bra Day appeal all the more important.

Five people in WA are diagnosed with breast cancer every day – and although we’re lucky to have one of the best breast cancer survival rates in the world, the challenges don’t necessarily end once treatment is completed.

“The journey doesn’t stop after your chemotherapy, or your surgery,” explains IGA Purple Bra Day Ambassador and breast cancer survivor Kate Petersen.

“On the outside you look OK, but on the inside it’s a different story. I’m a very happy, glass-half-full
person, but I struggle day to day with the side effects of the chemotherapy, my medication, and the pain from my surgeries.”

In 2022, Breast Cancer Care WA supported over 1,400 Western Australians and their families with vital services – including breast care nursing, counselling, appointment transport, home support, and financial relief through food and fuel vouchers.

Each service is tailored for each individual, so that they get the help they most urgently need during what is often the most challenging time of their lives.

To find out how you can get involved and even host your own fundraiser, head to the Purple Bra Day website.

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