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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS: Efia Odo Joins Ghanaian Ladies To Celebrate 'No Bra Day' (Videos + Pics)


Controversial Social Media Personality, Andreas Owusu has joined some scores of Ghanaian ladies to mark this year's October 13, 'No Bra Day' celebration.


According to her, the campaign is to create awareness about the dangers associated with breast cancer.


On Twitter, she tweeted "Ok guys but on some real, I hope y’all know that #nobraday is a day on which women are encouraged to not wear a bra as a means to support breast cancer awareness. Always check your breast for lumps and if you feel a lump in your breast get a mammogram asap. #breastcancerawareness


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On the other hand, some Ghanaian ladies who partook in the 'NoBraDay' explained that the exercise was part of measures of freeing the breast from their brassieres whiles observing the breast cancer awareness month.


While some wore their outfits without brassieres, others chose to 'freely' showcase their God-given gift to their fellow ladies and gentlemen.


However, some scores of Ghanaian men who spoke to ThinkNews Online hinted that although observing the 'No Bra Day' was important, it was important for the women to get screened and also allow their men to have access to the breasts.


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Background

No Bra Day is an annual observance on October 13 on which women are encouraged to forgo wearing a bra as a means to encourage breast cancer awareness.


No Bra Day was initially observed on July 9, 2011, but within three years it had moved to the 13th day of the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October.


Users on social media are encouraged to post using the hashtag #nobraday to promote awareness of breast cancer symptoms and to encourage gender equality.


Some users on social media sites also encourage women to post pictures of themselves not wearing a bra.


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Some women embrace No Bra Day as a political statement while others prefer the comfort of discarding what they view as a restrictive, uncomfortable garment.


The observance has spread worldwide.


The event was spun off a medical event in Toronto, Canada, that encourages breast cancer survivors to consider reconstructive surgery.


First held on October 19, 2011, the medical event was named BRA (Breast Reconstruction Awareness) Day.


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It was adapted by an anonymous individual who conceived of No Bra Day as a way to encourage women to enjoy being braless and to become knowledgeable about breast cancer symptoms.


The day is controversial as some see it as sexualizing and exploiting women's bodies while at the same time belittling a serious disease.


See videos and pictures below:

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith

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