Purple Bra Day - September 18
Mon, Sep 18, 2023

Purple Bra Day

Purple Bra Day is supports women with breast cancer. It is celebrated on September 18th. To express solidarity with breast cancer patients, it is customary to wear a purple bra over one’s clothing.


Women’s oncology has been known since ancient times. According to the evidence that has come down to us in the form of Egyptian papyri, this disease was known as early as 2500 BC. In the medical texts of Hippocrates dating back to 400 AD, there is also a lot of evidence of this disease.

There used to be a strong belief that menopause was the cause of this cancer. The disease was more common in older women. Surgical treatment developed poorly, since religion did not support such interventions then.

In 1882, physician William Halsted performed the world’s first mastectomy, an operation to remove the mammary gland. This was used until the 1930s, when radiation therapy was introduced in 1937. In 1998, the innovative drug Tamoxifen appeared, which halves the likelihood of oncology.

In 2000, Breast Cancer Care WA formed and later established the holiday. The main goal is to help patients with breast cancer and increase people’s awareness of the disease.

Interesting facts

  • In rare cases, a breast cancer cell can take up to 10 years to grow, but it usually takes just over three months.
  • The number of annually diagnosed cases worldwide is more than one million.
  • Despite the female nature of the disease, about 400 men die from it every year.

How to take part

The best way to help patients with this pathology is to donate some funds to the appropriate organization. Wear a purple bra over your clothing in solidarity with women suffering from this condition.

Share Purple Bra Day on social media to get more people involved.

When is Purple Bra Day celebrated in 2023?

Purple Bra Day is observed on September 18 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday September 18 2023
Wednesday September 18 2024
Thursday September 18 2025
Friday September 18 2026