Purple Bra Day - September 18
Sun, Sep 18, 2022

Purple Bra Day

Purple Bra Day is an annual celebration created to support women with breast cancer. Celebrated on September 18th. To express solidarity with patients diagnosed with this pathology, it is customary to wear a purple bra over 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, it is known that 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 cancer. The disease was more common in older women. Surgical treatment developed poorly, since religion did not support such interventions.

In 1882, physician William Halsted performed the world’s first mastectomy, an operation to remove the mammary gland. It was used until the 1930s, when a new therapeutic method was created. Radiation therapy was introduced in 1937. In 1998, the innovative drug Tamoxifen was created, which allows to halve 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 for it to grow.
  • The number of annually diagnosed cases of the disease worldwide is more than one million.
  • Despite the female nature of the disease, about 400 men die from the disease every year.

How to celebrate

The best way to help Purple Bra Day patients with this pathology is to donate some funds to the appropriate organization. Wear a purple bra over it in solidarity to show support for women suffering from this condition.

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

When is Purple Bra Day celebrated in 2022?

Purple Bra Day is observed on September 18 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday September 18 2022
Monday September 18 2023
Wednesday September 18 2024
Thursday September 18 2025
Friday September 18 2026

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