A Rooibos bra is exactly what you think it is – a bra made almost entirely from used Rooibos teabags.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Did you know that breast cancer affects 1 in 27 women in South Africa?
The powerful antioxidants in Rooibos tea help to fight inflammation – often the leading cause of cancer.
Higher survival rate
Detecting breast cancer early improves your chances of survival, which is why regular screenings and mammograms are critical.
I had my first mammogram done late last year. It was a little scary because I didn’t know what to expect and have only heard horror stories of pain. I think it helped that they asked volunteers to knit squares, so I was calmer by the time I went in.
It was a little uncomfortable, but the most pain I experienced was from my shoulder – it has been giving me trouble for over a year now, and didn’t like to be at that angle.
After the mammogram, I had an ultrasound done to check on some spots that turned out to be cysts.
Bid on the bra
Expectations are high that the Rooibos bra will raise a significant sum of money – it is, after all, a one-of-a-kind.
And as all the proceeds will go to saving lives through education and early detection, it is likely that people will be happy to dig deep into their pockets.