Seen the ‘Ta Tas’ yet?
Today is World No Bra Day, and everyone is expecting some good sights of boobs freed or not. So why the wait and hesitation. Most of the men cant just wait today, they wait in eagerness to see it for real.
But is that all about World #NoBraDay?
No Bra Day, from history was established to both raise awareness of breast cancer and its prevalence in today’s society, to harness opportunities for fund-raising to help keep the research moving.
This was in 2011, and it started as a social media campaign.
Its a fact that, every woman is primarily identified with breasts, unfortunately about some hundreds to thousand women in Ghana (and elsewhere) have lost one or all of their breasts today due to Breast Cancer. They battle in silence with shame and self guilt and worthlessness.
Some are forced to wear expensive prosthesis just to hide the fact that they’ve had a breast or breasts removed, thus are unable to go without a bra.
In Ghana breast cancers are the second most common of all among women,accounting for over 15% of all cancers in the county.
More than half of all cases reported at the health facilities may have reached the third or fourth stage of the disease this subsequently results in very little intervention or death
Many attribute the late reporting to fear of having breasts removed, financial constraint or difficulty to access a breast cancer center.
The situation can be depressing but in solidarity we can always end this.
Today and in unison, go without a bra, wear a pink or simply share so together we raise the awareness of this disease, to affirm our support for every survivor and to #EndTheFear for Breast Cancer while reaching for a cure.
Kobby Blay is the chief health editor at Ghanahealthnest.com. A professional practicing nurse with specialty in mental health and focus for health communications, public health, travel photography, ICT and systems perspective for health improvement.