Bikers in bras hit the road
THEY were pretty in pink and clearly not afraid to risk ridicule.
But the smiles on the faces of those who saw 60 bikers roaring through Rocky yesterday morning, resplendent in decorated bras, were of admiration and respect.
The members of Rockhampton's Harley Davidson Owners Group chapter, who set off from Cancer Council Queensland on Upper Dawson Road, were on a serious mission.
They were out to raise awareness of breast cancer, and to celebrate life.
“There are many ways of spreading a message and this is one of the fun ways,” said Joy Jung, prevention and early detection co-ordinator with Cancer Council Queensland.
“There were lots of friendly waves and smiles and I'm sure everyone who saw the group will have taken notice.”
The group rode to Byfield for morning tea and had lunch in Emu Park, spreading laughs and awareness on the way.
“There was a male breast cancer survivor on the ride and his message was this is a disease that can affect anyone,” said Joy.
The decorated bras will be on show at a special morning tea today at the CCQ headquarters in Allenstown at 10am.
And then they will go on display at a lingerie store in Stockland for a week.
Today is Pink Ribbon Day to raise funds for research into a cure for breast cancer.
“It's a disease that can strike at any age, but we are encouraging women over 50 especially to to have mammograms every two years.
“It's also important to react quickly to any change in your breasts. It doesn't have to be a lump. A rash or general soreness can be a sign that there is something wrong,” said Joy.
“I'd like to thank the HOGs for their generosity and for giving us such a great experience with their Bikers-a-Breast event.
“It's not the first time they have helped us. They are such a great group of people.”
A number of breast cancer survivors rode pillion with HOG members yesterday.