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How a town adorned with bras started conversations about breast cancer

Pink ribbons during Breast Cancer Awareness Month have become the norm, but one small farming community on the NSW Mid-North Coast has decided on a different tactic to get people talking — bras.

Bras of every size and colour have transformed the normally quiet and quaint community of Dorrigo into a sea of colour, following a light-bulb moment from local cafe owner Lyn King.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Ms King's best friend from breast cancer.

"She was playing on my mind and I thought I'd do something nice," Ms King said.

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A bright pink sign at the entrance to the town tells drivers to "Slow Down, Bras in Town", and almost every shop in the village has come on board with the idea.

Bras hang as bunting across shopfronts, trees are adorned with them, and even the local road signs have bras of every colour and size hanging from them.

Ms King said the spectacle had drawn tourists from the surrounding areas, as well as bra donations from women wanting to join the cause.

"We've got about 400–500 hanging and probably another 200 to hang up," she said.

"We're getting them sent from all over the place — Armidale, Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour."

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While the bras have become a fun talking point, Ms King said the fun led to some serious conversations, particularly with younger generations.

------ from ABC News -  ABC Coffs Coast By Fiona Poole and Melissa Martin
Posted earlier today at 7:05am

OK DORRIGO WE HAVE JUST BEEN INFORMED THE BIG TV CHANNELS ARE COMING TO TOWN. THEY FILMING LIVE TO AIR NATIONALLY OUTSIDE SPAR 8.30a.m. TOMORROW MORNING.
COME ONE COME ALL LETS SHOW THEM THIS IS A TOWN THAT CARES.FOR WORTHY CAUSES

 

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