When is IGA Purple Bra Day?
The campaign runs from May 1- June 22 with our official street appeal on June 22.
What is IGA Purple Bra Day all about?
2018 is the 16th 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'll receive a #breastfriends pack which includes a free ‘one size fits all’ purple bra, plus all the information you need to get going - including a fundraising ideas booklet.. You can then wear your bra OVER your clothes on IGA Purple Bra Day or during your own event to raise vital funds – for your #breastfriends.
Breast Cancer Care WA commenced in 2000. Founder Dr Ros Worthington OAM chose purple to represent and differentiate us 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 WA supported over 1,000 women and men thanks to the generous support of the WA Community.
How do I register to take part in IGA Purple Bra Day?
You can sign up HERE to get your free fundraising pack and awesome purple bra.
What should I do for IGA 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 put 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 IGA Purple Bra Day and collect your #breastfriends 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?
IGA 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. You can findout more about us at www.breastcancer.org.au.
How else can I get involved if I can’t participate In An Event?
If you aren’t able to participate in an IGA Purple Bra Day event or would prefer to support in other ways, then you can make an individual donation by clicking HERE.
Can I volunteer?
Of course! We need tin-shaking #breastfriends to join us on the streets of Perth on June 22. 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?
You can get a purple bra by holding your own IGA Purple Bra Day fundraiser. A fundraising pack will be sent out to you, which includes your very own purple bra.
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.