Support a superhero

Belinda Newman is fundraising for Purple Bra Day in memory of her nanna who passed away from breast cancer in 2010. Picture: Dominique Menegaldo d401550
Belinda Newman is fundraising for Purple Bra Day in memory of her nanna who passed away from breast cancer in 2010. Picture: Dominique Menegaldo d401550

The Breast Cancer Care WA event encourages all ‘superheroes’ to don a purple bra for a day and raise funds and awareness of the cause.

Ms Newman who first took part in the event in 2009 at the age of 21, said she raised funds to support women and their families affected by breast cancer in WA.

The 25-year-old hopes to raise $1000 for the charity in memory of her beloved nanna, Vera Newman, who died from the disease in 2010.

‘My nanna always donated money to my Purple Bra Day fundraising campaign,’ Ms Newman said.

‘I remember in my first year of fundraising, she asked me why I had decided to fundraise for breast cancer even though I didn’t know anyone who was suffering from the disease. Little did I know, she was suffering from the disease herself at the time.

‘Every donation counts, no matter how big or small the contribution is.’

Breast Cancer Care WA is a WA charity that provides personalised emotional, practical and financial support and care to people affected by breast cancer.

This includes men with breast cancer, carers and family who have their own challenges and needs through the experience.

To donate or for more information visit www.breast cancercare.org.au.