Bras out in support of breasts
By RENEE REDMOND
BRAS were supporting more than just breasts yesterday with about 2000 of them strung together along a fence line to raise awareness of breast cancer.
The Bras on the Bruxner display, outside Wollongbar TAFE, was used to promote the Bold and Brassy Decorated Bra Competition which is the centrepiece of the Alstonville Wollongbar Quota Club Art and Craft Fair.
Money raised from the competition will go towards buying a boat for the Rainbow Dragons Abreast rowing club in Lennox Head, a support group for breast cancer survivors on the North Coast.
Yesterday the Quota women giggled as they worked on the fence line, attracting honking horns from passing motorists.
Organiser Diane Parker hoped the display would encourage Northern Rivers women to get regular checkups.
In 2001 breast cancer claimed the lives of 2594 women in Australia.
Breast cancer survivor and member of Dragons Abreast, Karen Hanlon, said rowing has been proven as the best exercise for women, like herself, who are recovering from a mastectomy and reconstruc- tive surgery.