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BREAST RECONSTRUCTION AWARENESS
CAN CHANGE REAL LIVES.

Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day, or BRA Day, is an initiative designed to promote education, awareness and access regarding post-mastectomy breast reconstruction.

Women concerned about breast cancer are often unaware of their breast reconstruction options.

When making one of the most personal choices of their lives, breast cancer patients should know they have options. This should be discussed with their plastic surgeon prior to any type of surgery. In the USA, 7 out of 10 women are not aware of their breast reconstruction options following mastectomy. In Kentucky, the number is greater. Less than 1/5 of American women who undergo mastectomy go on to have reconstruction. 89% of women would want to see what breast reconstruction results look like before making a treatment decision.

The Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 requires health insurers to cover the cost of breast reconstruction following mastectomy in all 50 states.

  • 10/
    2011

    BRA DAY Started

    Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day was first launched in Canada in 2011, founded to promote education, awareness, and access regarding post-mastectomy breast reconstruction.

  • 10/
    2012

    Emerging across the US

    BRA day was launched in the USA last October at the American Association for Plastic Surgeons national meeting in New Orleans. Jewel introduced and sang "Flower", a song she specifically wrote to help raise awareness for breast reconstruction. Thousands of dollars were raised to help women with breast cancer be reconstructed.

  • 03/
    2013

    Local Lexington Women

    Early this year, The Center for Plastic Surgery brought thirteen breast cancer fighters together to introduce Lexington to BRA Day. Since then, these talented and inspirational women are working hard to teach the benefits of post-mastectomy breast reconstruction and help others realize their potential. Their stories will be published in a book entitled "Looking Good to Feel Good" with beautiful photography by Scott Walz. It is a book which will be dedicated to all women with breast cancer across Kentucky.

  • 10/
    2013

    BRA DAY LEX Introduction

    This October, come support the cause at an amazing event that will feature breast cancer honorees, live entertainment, a hosted bar, and a silent auction. It will be a spectacle that Lexington has never seen before.

THE THEME

We are out to prove a point that if a plastic surgeon is involved in the care of the breast cancer patient early on, whether these unfortunate women have to lose their breasts or not, plastic surgery can help these women look good. And if they look good they will feel good.

meet the girls

MEET THE WOMEN.
THEY'RE INCREDIBLE!

  • GENEA

    BREAST CANCER WARRIOR
  • "Cancer took a lot from me, but I refused to let it take my spirit!"

  • SANDY

    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
  • SUSAN

    AEROBICS INSTRUCTOR
  • ALYCIA

    STAY AT HOME MOM
  • LISA

    RETIRED TEACHER
  • LISA

    TEACHER
  • MARSHA

    AWESOME MOM
  • HOLLY

    DOMESTIC DIVA
  • BEVERLY

    WIFE, MOTHER, PASSIONATE REDHEAD
  • SHAWNA

    TWO TIME BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR
  • MARY

    BOOKKEEPER
  • SHERRY

    MEDICAL BILLING
  • JILL

    COSMETOLOGIST
the event

ATTEND THE EVENT.
HONOR THE FIGHTERS.

Eventbrite - BRA Day LEX

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Listen to the live band and have fun in the ambiance of good company.

BRA FASHION SHOW

Watch our inspiring 14 breast cancer fighters show you why breast reconstruction is important.

HONOR

Hear a few stories from breast cancer survivors.

SILENT AUCTION

Bid on some amazing items and experiences.

APPYS + COCKTAILS

Enjoy local cuisine and a hosted bar among friends.

ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT
KENTUCKY PINK CONNECTION

Serving breast cancer patients on a personal basis by reducing and/or eliminating barriers to screening, diagnosis and treatment.
Visit their website →

the entertainment

PERFORMANCE BY
LAUREN MINK

Lauren is a beautiful and talented singer, and a former contestant on American Idol. We're excited to have her perform October 17 at the Carrick House for such a great cause!

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