Kensington Police to don purple bras for breast cancer awareness


Officers from Kensington Police station will wear purple bras to raise awareness.
Officers from Kensington Police station will wear purple bras to raise awareness.

KENSINGTON Police Station’s Senior Sergeant Ashley Goy will don a purple bra this month in support of Breast Cancer Care WA (BCCWA).

One in eight Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 85, and Sgt Goy said the disease had unfortunately touched his family.

“I’ve had a really close family member diagnosed with breast cancer and it’s something that is very close to my heart,” he said.

“Breast Cancer Care WA is a great charity to get behind because it provides a really personal level of support to those who need it most.”

In 2015, Sgt Goy and the Kensington Police Station fundraised for the cause by wearing purple bras during their school visits.

This year, Sgt Goy said he has a number of plans to raise even more money and awareness.

“We would love to have our horse riders and dog squad officers patrolling the streets in purple bras,” he said.

Now in its 14th year, BCCWA is calling on more people to take the challenge and wear apurple bra outside their clothes this Friday.

All money raised will go towards providing free access to breast care nursing, counselling, financial and practical support.

Donation tins will be on display at the Kensington Police station.