Janice Tschirn helps breast cancer research

It’s not everyday you see a string line of bras hung up along fences, but in Robertstown you have got to see it to believe it. 

In a fundraising bid by Janice Tschirn, from Tschirn’s Mechanical, she held an event where bras were donated and hung in a line. 

Held on May 6, Surrender Your Bra’s was in support of local breast cancer patients, survivors and Breast Cancer Network Australia.  

Janice encouraged the Robertstown and surrounding communities to attend and support the hanging of the bra’s, which included a sausage sizzle with a gold coin donation, raffles and enjoyed live music from Robertstown’s own Singer/Guitarist Trevor Rowlands.

Organiser, Janice said nearly everyone in the local community knew of someone affected by breast cancer.

 “Almost 16,000 women and men are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia this year alone. Every time a woman or man is told they have breast cancer, the impact extends to their family, friends and those around them in the community,” Janice said. 

“Providing support for women, men and families affected by breast cancer is important for our local community. Ladies, Surrender Your Bra’s is an excellent opportunity for locals to rally together and offer their support to those affected – be it our mates, our family, or perfect strangers.”

If you’ve got some bras to donate you are encouraged to drop off any monetary, bra, lingerie, singlets and any other items relating to breast cancer so they can continue the fun along the way. 

Drop off points are Tschirn’s Mechanical, Lehmann’s General Store and the Robertstown Community Center/Post Office. 

Funds raised will directly assist BCNA to support Australians personally affected by breast cancer. 

Visit us at www.bcna.org.au to find out more about our programs and services, including the free My Journey Kit for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer.

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