Designing bras for the B.R.A. Project Campaign PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 15 February 2014 11:31

The campaign of Ciudad Medical Zamboanga’s B.R.A. (Bra to Raise Awareness) Project is going high gear. Increasing numbers of old, used or even unused women bras are being dropped already in B.R.A. drop boxes located in different locations of our city (hospitals, offices, banks, and schools).

These collected bras will be used to build a monumental bra art edifice under the tutelage of international artist Rameer Tawasil on March 20, 21014 in front of the hospital. An art form called installation art, it is an art expression installed outside for the general public to see, and with an intention, to raise a certain advocacy, Tawasil said.

And to make the collected bras more attractive, B.R.A. Art (Act Right Together) Workshop, a bra decoration session was held last February 7 with Tawasil. The participants were artistic and volunteered personnel of Ciudad Hospital.  Tawasil explained that the designed bras will be joined together into one big art object.
CMZ Medical Director Dr. Filipinas Rojo said that it will be called CMZ B.R.A. Art Monument to raise the level of awareness of the public about taking good care of one’s breasts. This is the first bra art installation in our city, and perhaps the first in country, and in the world, Dr. Rojo and Tawasil jointly enthused.

Breast wellness advocate Dr. Maya Lim expressed alarming concern about the rising of breast cancer among Filipinos. As a matter of fact, Dr. Lim, said Philippines has the highest incidence of cancer in Asia.  This can be reduced if women know how to take care of their breasts especially those who have history of cancer in the family.

CMZ President Dr. Joven Monsanto said Ciudad hospital fully supports programs to address issues and concerns affecting our city. The B.R.A.  project cropped up right after the peace art painting of CMZ last October 2013. The paintings depicted the roles played by CMZ during the unfortunate 2013 September siege.

Contact CMZ Breast Wellness Center at at 992-7330 local 1278 for more information about the B.R.A. Project, and find out how you or your office or organization can be a part of this noble health wellness program.



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