When is Purple Bra Day?

The street fundraising day is on Friday 23 June but you can hold your Purple Bra Day any time in May or June.

What is Purple Bra Day all about?

2017 is the 15th year of Purple Bra Day in Western Australia. The day is all about having fun, raising funds and showing that you are breast aware! Individuals (females AND males) simply register to take part, you receive a Hero Pack which includes a free ‘one size fits all’ purple bra and then you wear your bra OVER your clothes on Purple Bra Day to raise vital funds – in true Superhero style.

Why Purple?

Commencing in 2000, Founder and Patron Ros Worthington OAM chose purple to represent Breast Cancer Care WA and differentiate from other breast cancer organisations. Pink is often associated with research, but here in WA purple represents emotional, practical and financial support.

Last year alone, Breast Cancer Care supported over 1,000 women thanks to the generous support of the WA Community.

How do I register to take part in Purple Bra Day?

You can sign up HERE to get your free fundraising pack.  

What should I do for Purple Bra Day?

Anything! We encourage you to get creative – decorate your purple bra, dress up in purple, hold a morning tea, dare your boss to wear the bra if enough money is raised.

We provide you with the Purple Bra to be worn OVER your clothes, so all you need to do is strap it on and encourage everyone to dig deep and donate to you! You can raise even more funds with raffles, auctions and competitions! You can find more tips HERE.

What’s the cost?

It’s free to register for Purple Bra Day and collect your hero pack (including your one size fits all purple bra.) This way you’ll have everything you need to start fundraising.

Where does the money I raise go?

Purple Bra day is Breast Cancer Care WA’s largest annual fundraiser.  The funds raised will allow us to continue to provide personalised support to women, men and their families affected by breast cancer. This can be by way of counselling appointments, helping with the weekly cleaning services, dropping patients to and from medical appointments, helping to pay household bills, support from our Breast Care Nurses and so much more.

How else can I get involved if I can’t participate in Purple Bra Day?

If you aren’t able to participate in a Purple Bra Day event or would prefer to support in other ways, then you can still make a donation by clicking HERE.

Can I volunteer?

Of course! We need tin shaking heroes to join us on the streets of Perth on Friday 23 June. Opportunities will be available at locations within the Perth CBD and in outer suburbs. Volunteers can enjoy dressing up and wearing a purple bra, gaining events experience, meeting new people and making new friends and most of all, knowing they are making a positive difference! Sign up to volunteer HERE.

How Do I Get a purple bra?

Your Purple Bra will be ready for collection within two days of registration. It will be available at our office, located at 80 Railway Street, Cottesloe.

How do I collect donations?

  • Use your online fundraising page to collect donations before the event.
  • Personalise the page with your photo and why you are getting involved, set your target high and email the link to all your friends, colleagues and family.
  • Collect cash donations and then deposit your money into our account
  • Workplace Matched Giving – ask your employer to match the funds you raise

How do I pay my money in to Breast Cancer Care WA?

There are a few ways that you can pay in your funds.

  • If you’ve created an online fundraising page, the money will be banked automatically and people who have donated to you will be issued with an e-receipt
  • If you have collected cash you can go to ‘Bank Your Funds’ online where you can enter the details of those who have donated to you. This will allow us to confirm your funds and send a receipt to your supporters that give over $2.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Donations of $2.00 or more are tax deductible. If your supporters donate to you online they will receive a receipt automatically and if they give in cash, you can organise them a receipt through the ‘Bank Your Funds’ option. 

I can’t log into my fundraising page?

Click ‘forgot password’ and your password will be sent to the email account you registered with.