Your old bra could help beat cancer

EVERY woman has a few old brassieres in the bottom of her underwear draw.

Clunes grandmother Christine Alexander needs these 'experienced' bras to raise awareness for breast cancer.

“I heard on a radio program this man in Bundaberg was trying to gather enough bras to break the world record for the number of bras that could be strung out in a line,” Mrs Alexander said.

“I was lying in bed and thought 'I could help'.

“He is doing it to raise awareness for breast cancer. My sister was diagnosed with the disease last year, so I want to do what I can to raise awareness.

“He has already collected about 70,000 bras and needs about 60,000 more to break the world record, which is 111 kilometres of bras hooked together.”

Mrs Alexander, a former registered nurse, has seen a lot of women affected by breast cancer.

“I look at my beautiful granddaughters and it makes me hope we can find a cure before they have to grow up and face the threat of breast cancer,” she said.

“Life can be hard enough for women without having to deal with breast cancer.”

Collection bins are being set up at Eltham and Clunes, and at Curves in Lismore, for old or new bra donations.

“I'm happy to collect what I can and I hope other women will help, too,” Christine said.

If you would like to set up a group of friends to collect bras or help in some way, contact Mrs Alexander on 6629 1828, or email her on: calex9@bigpond.com.au



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