Redlands bra chain to raise for breast cancer prevention

GET SNAPPING: Caryn Thomas is collecting bras and donations for her second attempt at breaking the world's longest bra chain record. Her efforts are all to raise money for the McGrath Foundation. Photo: Hannah Baker

GET SNAPPING: Caryn Thomas is collecting bras and donations for her second attempt at breaking the world's longest bra chain record. Her efforts are all to raise money for the McGrath Foundation. Photo: Hannah Baker

CARYN Thomas is hoping to set a world record by lining the Redlands with a 200-kilometre chain of bras.

She has already collected 100,000 bras from her first attempt at West End five years ago but is hoping more will be donated to the cause.

While the record event is unusual, the reason behind Caryn’s attempt is serious – to raise money for breast cancer education.

Caryn said she had six relatives become sick with cancer about a decade ago – of which two later died – and wanted to make sure her children and others knew what to symptoms look out for.

Giant spools were used to roll out linked bra for Caryn's first world record attempt in 2013. Photo: Karen Hurst

Giant spools were used to roll out linked bra for Caryn's first world record attempt in 2013. Photo: Karen Hurst

She chose to raise money for the McGrath Foundation’s Curve Lurve program after watching nurses teach students about breast cancer.

“I had the pleasure of seeing a Curve Lurve nurse present at a school in Warwick when I went to pick up bras girls had collected for me,” she said. 

“I was so impressed with the practical, real world advice and tools passed onto the students that I knew this was something I wanted to support.”

Another 100,000 bras are needed to break the current record of 166, 625, which was set in 2009 at Bundaberg.

Caryn said sponsors could support her efforts by matching bras collected with dollar donations.

She said the bras would be given to ladies in need after the world record attempt later this year.

For more information about Caryn’s bra chain attempt, visit her blog page here.

Bras can be dropped of at Community Kids Victoria Point Early Education Centre, 116 Benfer Rd, Victoria Point.