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SAN ANTONIO, TX, March 23, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Breast Restoration AdVocacy and Education (BRAVE) Coalition Foundation hosted an education and fundraising event on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 from 5-7pm to support and honor San Antonio women battling breast cancer, who need education regarding their rights to reconstruction. The event took place at Picnikins Patio Cafe (I-10 @ UTSA Location) and featured Regina Fearmonti, MD, local Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, as the Keynote Speaker.
March 21st is National Breast Reconstruction Day - a day that we encourage everyone to spread the word that women have the right to reconstruction after breast cancer treatment. Although 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, only about 30% of those diagnosed will be offered breast reconstruction. In order for breast cancer survivors to thrive, the BRAVE Coalition promotes that all survivors should be empowered with education and resources to give them the choice and opportunity to experience life beyond cancer as her whole self, however she defines it.
"When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, it can have a devastating physical and emotional toll," said Regina Fearmonti, MD, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. "We want breast cancer survivors to be aware of their rights and options to lessen the emotional burden of the disease and aid in a healthy, successful recovery."
Dr. Allen Gabriel, MD, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, says "Having breast cancer is a lifelong emotional journey with physical changes and mental challenges, which can have a permanent impact on the patient and their entire support network of family and friends. We are asking for support in renewing the focus on what the women value when it comes to the treatment of breast cancer and considering the patient as whole by informing them about all of their options prior to making an important life changing decision."
About the BRAVE Coalition Foundation
The Breast Restoration AdVocacy and Education (BRAVE) Coalition Foundation was founded in 2013 by Christine Grogan and Marie Czenko to promote education and awareness of resources for breast cancer survivors regarding breast reconstruction options. The BRAVE Coalition mission is to give every breast cancer survivor the choice and opportunity to experience life beyond cancer as her whole self, however she defines it.
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