How many of you actually do a self check on your breast?
You should, at least once a month. Coz it could affect just anyone, even guys as well.
In conjunction of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Wacoal have organized a pink ribbon event called the “Let’s Pink” event which was held at Ground Floor Highstreet Main Entrance, 1 Utama New Wing to help bring the awareness to the public. I was glad that Ah Bok aka Taufulou have invited me to the event as a media as I’ve learn something new from this event. Besides, there were even doctor from Assunta to help do a breast check in a covered area.
So, after the registration, we were given a card to collect the stamps from each booth.
So, since there were still much time before the launch of the event by the VIP and models in the Wacoal bra struck their best pose on the stage (ohh lala~~~ you just gotta scroll down and check those out!), I walked around the area to collect my stamps in order to get the goodies. Of coz, you learn something from each booth.
There were also simple Q&A session as well. I queued up for the breast check by the doctor as well, it’s really a good chance to get a professional check for you. How many of you actually bother to go clinic and seek the expert’s help and advise?
However, it was a long queue so I visit the Remamma booth. Okay… I totally have no idea what was that about till the staff explained to me.
Remamma is actually for those who had mastectomy(A mastectomy is surgery to remove a breast) probably due to breast cancer. Some patients who had to have parts of their breast removed will probably have uneven size of both left and right breast. That’s when Remamma will come in good help. The patients could contact Wacoal and made an appointment at their HQ to get fitted for the size. There will be a pad(depending on size) inserted into the bra so that when the patients wears it, it’ll look even from the outside and I don’t think anyone could even noticed it. I know that going through a mastectomy could be such a tough decision. So, Remamma comes in good help in helping to boost up a patient’s confidence.
Next, I went and check out their lovely bras. Ahhh~ so much of lace! =)
They look sweet and sexy too, don’t they?
Do you know the correct way of wearing a bra?
It’s very important especially when you’re getting a new sets of bra. Coz when you get the wrong ones, you could end of not getting enough support for it or too much of flesh bulging out.
Guess what! Even breast has fruits shape!
I didn’t know that all this while.
*Stands infront of mirror now and see*
Okay, mine is Apple. Based on the chart it says Apple is the ideal shape. *Proud* So what’s yours?
I got myself measured and the measurements are … *not telling*.
They wrote it down on the paper for my reference together with the bra size. However they had to write other bra size which Wacoal carries as my appropriate bra size is not sold in Malaysia. Unless I find a way to import it from Japan.
Anyway, it was already my turn for the breast check by the doctor. I was given a paper and step into a covered area.
I was asked to undress for the top half and wear a robe. The doctor asked if I do my breast check at home monthly and if I know how to do it. Honestly, I do it like once in a blue moon and I’m not sure if I was doing it correctly. So, the doctor guided me on that. She then wears a glove for hygiene purpose and start pressing over from my left armpit to the breast, and repeats on the other side to check for any lumps. Do you know that breast cancer could also be in the armpit?
After the doctor have done with the checking, she wrote some notes on my paper for reference and I could also use it if I head over to clinics or hospital for consultation.
Ah Bok seems to enjoy molesting the “model” there, he better get a real gal!
Nah… just joking.
He is darn pro okay… teaching us how to check for lumps. sigh.. *paiseh* Need a guy to teach us gal how to check for that.
Then I enjoy “zha-ing” the breast too.
Ohh… how could I attend events and not camwhore right?
Photo with Bok the Taufulou.
Photo with newly met friends.
The timing was just quite right for me. Not long after all these, finally it has come to the time of the launch.
The host of the day is Elaine Daly and Debbie Goh, which Elaine spoke in English and Debbie spoke in Mandarin.
The VIPs were invited on stage for the launch.
And they receive token of appreciation.
And a group photo.
Then, followed by the fashion show. Yeah~~~ This is the one of the best part of the whole event. Wacoal showcase their new launch bra and sleepwear. The models worn a striking pink casual wear with their bra exposed to show the sexiness of the bras.
The designer is pretty creative too, the models wore the bra with a dress like a barbie doll outfit. They looks like a fairy.
Totally <3 it!
They are like sexy, lovely, sweet angels.
Then there comes the sleepwear or those you could just wear at home, or you could even wear it out as an outfit too.
These gurls, ladies, mummy, chun chicks stands united against breast cancer.
Then there’s also photo session with Elaine and Debbie Goh.
Realise something? Not only they’re pretty, they make me look short! Sigh… I was already wearing like 3 inch heels!
I got a picture printed out for free by the Wacoal team too!
I got the rubber duckie too! =p
Oh yeah, the last task for collecting the chops is to write a message and stick up on the pink ribbon.
Even mum brought their daughter to support this campaign.
Here’s my message.
I didn’t know what else to write.
Goodie bag by Wacoal.
Okay… now I can go play with my rubber duckie when soaking in bathtub.
But… but… but only if I have a bathtub.
If you’re wonder how is these pink ducks related to breast cancer, then checkout Don’tDuckIt to learn more about it. In short, Don’t Duck It is a social media campaign under Passionately You that aims to help further our reach to the public using social media in various forms and ideas, sharing various on-ground awareness events and activities as well as hoping to create a viral effect in order to draw more attention towards our cause and to share knowledge on early detection and prevention of breast and cervical cancer. Join their pledge now! There’ll be a Don’t Duck It party held on 22nd October 2011.
Anyway, remember to do your monthly self check at home.
Early detection saves lives.