Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, with more than 1 million passionate participants supporting the noncompetitive three- to five-mile walks each year.
A release from Gov. Mike Parson says the gesture is meant to remember people who died of breast cancer, survivors, people now battling breast cancer and doctors who treat the disease. "It must not only be a women's journey because in many cases women lose their self-esteem or even suffer from depression when breasts have to be removed because of cancer".
It's a known fact that going braless is her style but she seems to have gone a step further to mark the World No bra Day celebration.
Supporters raise money to help the American Cancer Society fund groundbreaking research and provide patient services.
Kinabalu Pink Ribbon conducted a Breast Cancer Awareness Talk in conjunction with the Breast Cancer Awareness Month for the fourth year running at the Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa to increase awareness and encourage positive action amongst women and their families towards breast cancer.
Additionally, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and No Bra Day should serve as a reminder for all women to be screened for breast cancer.
"The issue of breast cancer has become a very topical issue discussed at higher levels among government organisations and non-governmental organizations". The event was adopted in the U.S.in 2012. "The menace is now of great concern to us in Voice For the Less Privilege Organisation, VOLPO, as we are doing all we can to create awareness of the reality of the disease among rural communities and the best way to prevent it instead of using local herbs and other harmful practice".
The campaign will emphasise the importance of periodic examination for the early detection and spreading the culture of healthy life style to prevent breast cancer.
"I was just diagnosed April 30th and so we thought we'd get involved and just hopefully give back in some way", said Angie Caldwell.