The month of October is the Breast Cancer Awareness Month and, Oct. 13 is set aside for women to go bra-less for a day.

No Bra Day was established to both raise awareness of breast cancer and its prevalence in today’s society, as well as to drive opportunities for fund-raising to help keep the research moving.

Ghanaian ladies including some celebrities on this day in support of this great initiative have invaded social media with bra-less photos of themselves.

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What is No Bra Day?

The movement started in 2011 and largely takes place on social media, where women use the hashtag #nobraday to campaign.

The aim is to raise awareness and encourage women to carry out self-examinations, screenings, and make sure they know the signs of breast cancer.

Men, and women who don’t want to go braless, are also encouraged to take part – by wearing something purple for the day.

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While ladies are encouraged to get a mammogram screening on October 13 – which can help detect breast cancer up to two years before it can be felt by the patient or a doctor.

You can also show your support by donating to the Breast Cancer Care charity – or attending one of their many October events.