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National Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day takes place on October 15, 2014
This October marks the third annual Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day, or BRA Day USA, an initiative designed to promote education, awareness and access regarding post-mastectomy breast reconstruction.
BRA Day USA is a collaborative effort initiated by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Plastic Surgery Foundation, plastic surgeons, breast centers, nurse navigators, corporate sponsors and breast cancer support groups.
The organization became a reality when it was discovered that many women eligible for breast reconstruction following cancer surgery were not always being informed of their options. And since they feel that all women should know her options, BRA Day USA was created to help close this gap.
And when we talk about a gap, here is what studies have revealed:
On the BRA Day USA website visitors are provided crucial information needed to make an educated decision about whether or not to pursue reconstruction. Topics include:
This yearâ€™s theme is BRAve Face. The website provides options for finding out about events in your state, as well as the guidelines for starting an event in your area if there isnâ€™t something already planned. You can find the event on Facebook, as well.