The second annual Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day is next week and Dr. Ellen Janetzke will be celebrating in support of My Hope Chest.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but it is also just as important for those women who have defeated breast cancer to know about their options regarding breast reconstruction surgery post-mastectomy. BRA Day is an annual initiative in the middle of BCA Month that is designed to educate and increase awareness and access to information regarding breast reconstruction.
Many breast cancer survivors who choose to have a mastectomy can often feel as though they are still scarred from their battle with breast cancer. Breast reconstruction procedures are designed to help restore a natural feminine shape and help provide survivors with that next step in overcoming their battles. The procedure can even be performed immediately after a mastectomy or can be held off until later down the road.
This year’s theme for BRA Day is a “Team Approach” to caring for breast cancer and providing the best treatment plan to patients undergoing breast cancer treatment. On October 16th, Dr. Ellen Janetzke and her Butterfly Team will be hosting Hope Floats, a BRA Day charity fun-raiser benefiting My Hope Chest – the only national organization that provides breast reconstruction to uninsured and under-insured breast cancer survivors.
The event consists of a balloon launch, bra decorating, silent auction, fun, food and friends. To learn more about BRA Day in Birmingham, MI, click the image below.