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
Sarah has lived in the Omaha area her entire life. She currently lives in Papillion with her husband, Adam and their sons Turner, Camden, and Easton. Their son, Bennett, passed away shortly after his birth and is a cherished member of the family’s daily life. Currently a homeschooling stay at home mom, Sarah loves the hustle and bustle of life with all of her boys! There’s never a quiet moment! She loves baseball, football, reading, traveling (mostly to Disney World), Harry Potter, pretending to be organized with the help of her planner and long, quiet Starbucks enhanced walks around Target!