When is IGA Purple Bra Day?
IGA Purple Bra Day 2019 is June 21. This is the day we all get out in the city and shake our tins, wearing the most ridiculous thing we can to catch your attention.
However, most of the fundraising action happens in the weeks leading up to June 21st! You can register online using the link above and hold your fundraising event on any day.
What is IGA Purple Bra Day all about?
2019 is the 17th year of Purple Bra Day in Western Australia. The day is all about having fun, raising funds for Breast Cancer Care WA and showing that you are breast aware!
Breast Cancer Care WA receives no government funding, so we rely completely on donations from the public to keep our doors open, free of charge. IGA Purple Bra Day is a wonderful event that allows us to get out into the community and give people an opportunity to support us, and see what it is that we do.
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. If you are donating to purple you know your money stays in Western Australia to support those who are currently facing breast cancer.
Last year alone, Breast Cancer Care WA supported over 1,000 families thanks to the generous support of the West Australian 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 purple bra.
What should I do for IGA Purple Bra Day?
Anything! We encourage you to get creative. Have a fashions on the field with your decorated purple bras, dress up in purple and have a pizza night in, hold a morning tea with a purple theme, or bake some purple sausage rolls and sell them at school. You can ring our office for more ideas.
Dare your boss to raise the most money - and if they don’t they have to wear the bra for a whole day!
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!
What’s the cost?
It’s free to register for IGA Purple Bra Day and collect your #breastfriends pack (including your purple bra). Your pack has fundraising tips, banking details and 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 allow us to continue to provide personalised support to women, men and their families affected by breast cancer, free of charge. 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, care from our specialist breast care nurses and counsellors, support group and art therapy classes - and so much more. You can find out 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 21. 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! Watch our social media for volunteer calls, or ring the office on 9324 3703.
How Do I Get a purple bra?
You can get a purple bra by holding your own IGA Purple Bra Day fundraiser. A #breastfriends 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.
Ask your HR department if you have workplace Matched Giving – sometimes your employer can 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.