56 miles of bras!
NICOSIA (Reuters) – Women on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus say they are poised to create the world’s longest chain of up to 100,000 bras to heighten breast cancer awareness on April 30.
A group of Dutch, British and Cypriot organizers plan to create a 90 km-long chain (55.9 mile) string of brassieres they hope will put them in the Guinness Book of Records.
Singapore presently holds the record for the longest chain of 79,000 bras.
“Creating a chain of bras is an odd thing to do, but its the perfect way to get the message across. Its important that people are aware of the risks, and the need for regular screening,” said Louise van Rooij, a Dutch resident of Cyprus.
Women as far afield as Alaska have contributed bras, while one of the offerings also came from Betty Boothroyd, Britain’s first female speaker of the House of Commons and a regular visitor to the holiday island.
ASCO – ‘Longest’ bra chain goes up in Cyprus April 30
This reminds me of the infamous (OK, maybe just sorta-famous) Bra Ball….