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Kelowna school bans "I love boobies" bracelets

Jamie Crowley, 14, shows off her I heart boobies bracelet. Springvalley Middle School has banned the wristbands because it says they are inappropriate for teens. (Brady Strachan/CBC)

A campaign to raise breast cancer awareness may be too successful for its own good. Keep-a-breast Foundation is a non profit organisation that aims to raise breast cancer awareness among teens, in hopes of educating young people about early detection and prevention.

One of the ways its doing that is with colouful bracelets that read " I love boobies."
Michelle Murray is the Executive Director of Keep a Breast Canada in Vancouver. She explains the awareness campaign.

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The bracelets are popular, but do have their detractors. Some schools find the words "inappropriate"...and the bracelets have been banned in at least from Springvalley Middle School in Kelowna. Here's some reaction from some students at the school.

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School District 23 superintendent Hugh Gloster says the bracelets are a novelty and aren't appropriate for young adults.

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