Some of you already know that I am a breast cancer survivor. If not, here's a short synopsis of my journey. As with all cancer victims, our stories are as individual as we are.
Anyways...the point of my story, is that bra shopping IS NOT my favorite activity. Even after 15 years the memories can rear their ugly heads and render me to tears. So, with a heavy heart I was talked into getting a bra fitting. Stick with me - it gets better from here!
I hadn't been fitted in years. Ladies, I'm telling you, if you haven't done this lately either follow Real Simple's bra-fitting guide, or head into Victoria's Secret and get it done. It makes a HUGE difference. I was completely shocked when I found out what my correct size was, AND the difference it made in how I felt (and looked). Evidently I'm not alone - 8 out of 10 women aren't wearing the correct size.
Upon arriving home I realized I had 6 nice bras in my drawer that didn't fit me. You know I can't stand throwing things out, and giving used bras to Goodwill seemed, well, a little odd. What to do? A Google search, of course, which lead me to multiple organizations that "specialize" in the distribution of donated bras for good causes. I chose The Bra Recyclers. Yes, I had to pay for shipping, about the cost of my favorite Caribou beverage, and it made me feel good.
The average woman owns 6 bras but only wears 2. How about you? Would you (or do you) donate to a bra recycling organization? Comment below, please!
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