Taking up the bra challenge for Breast Cancer Awareness Month are (from left) Tweed Shire Council personal assistant to the mayor and councillors Carole Goodwin; director of community and natural resources Tracey Stinson; systems support officer Kathie Dwyer; director of corporate services Liz Collyer, and customer improvement and information officer Tanya Erezuma.
Taking up the bra challenge for Breast Cancer Awareness Month are (from left) Tweed Shire Council personal assistant to the mayor and councillors Carole Goodwin; director of community and natural resources Tracey Stinson; systems support officer Kathie Dwyer; director of corporate services Liz Collyer, and customer improvement and information officer Tanya Erezuma.

Be tickled pink with by wild and wonderful bra display

A BAT bra, 'candy cups' and a tribute to Xena Warrior Princess are among the wild and wonderful decorated bras on display at the Murwillumbah Civic Centre as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
 
Creative Tweed Shire Council staff have produced and donated a variety of novelty bras to ensure visitors to the civic centre entrance foyer cannot possibly miss the breast cancer awareness message.
 
"Their imaginative and eye-catching interpretations have taken a fun approach to raise awareness about a serious topic," council's director of corporate services Liz Collyer said.
 
"Last year's inaugural decorated bra display in the Murwillumbah Civic Centre foyer was a really effective - and slightly cheeky - way to get customers to think about breast cancer and their own health.
 
"The 'All Things Pink' theme in 2016 has inspired more fantastic creations, including a crocheted cupcakes bra and an environmentally-friendly bra flowerpot."
 
This year's activities have extended to the Tweed Heads Civic Centre foyer, which is hosting a display of many of the best designs from 2015.
 
"As part of this month's activities, we invite residents to join us for a morning tea in the Murwillumbah Civic Centre foyer on Tuesday, October 25, for the Cancer Council's Pink Ribbon Day," Ms Collyer said.
 
"For a gold coin donation, community members can enjoy an array of goodies baked by Council staff.
 
"If you think the bras on display are weird and wonderful, wait until you see the All Things Pink decorated cupcakes that will be on offer from 10am."
 
Breast cancer can occur at any age. While it is more common in women aged over 60, almost one-quarter of women are younger than 50 when diagnosed.
 
Free mammographic screening every two years is recommended for women aged 50-74 years, although it is available free to women from 40 years of age.
 
Women can contact their local BreastScreen Australia service by phoning 13 20 50.
 
Information on how to donate or get involved in Pink Ribbon Day is available at www.pinkribbon.com.au.


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