BRA day (Breast Reconstructive Awareness day) is about letting cancer survivors know what their options are post-mastectomy. Sometimes not all options are discussed and the fast-paced nature of dealing with cancer can be overwhelming and an informed decision should be made. These events are held in multiple areas and are attended by survivors, plastic surgeons and exhibitions to provide education and assistance.

Falcon Artistry’s Candice Falcon will be in attendance as part of the industry-leading team of A.R.T. (Areola Restorative Tattoos) and will explain the process and provide resources on options for survivors post mastectomy and reconstruction. Candice will have informative materials and “Nipplebacks” the temporary nipple tattoo solution for those trying it on as a trial, or those who need to heal more before they can be tattooed.

From the BRA Day website:

At a BRA Day event, leading plastic surgeons provide breast reconstruction education and are available to answer your questions. The highlight of a BRA Day event is the Show & Tell Lounge, an innovative space where volunteers show attendees the real-life results of their breast reconstruction. BRA day events provide women with the opportunity to:

  • Learn about their breast reconstruction options from plastic surgeons
  • Hear patient stories and connect with women who’ve been through it
  • Develop realistic expectations of what reconstruction can achieve
  • Get answers to their reconstruction questions

Breast reconstruction may not be the right choice for every woman, but every woman deserves to have access to accurate, unbiased information so that she can make an informed decision.

BRA Day events are held in communities across Canada in October. Events typically include:

PRESENTATIONS by plastic surgeons about different options for breast reconstruction. Women who have had breast reconstruction may also share their experiences.

SHOW & TELL LOUNGE where women can actually see what breast reconstruction can achieve. This private, women-only space offers a safe and comfortable environment for showing, sharing and connecting. learn more about the show & tell lounge.

EDUCATION TABLES hosted by specialists and women who have undergone breast reconstruction to answer your questions from a medical and patient perspective.

PLASTIC SURGEONS available to discuss breast reconstruction options and answer questions.

EXHIBITOR AREA to learn about products and services from non-profit organizations and vendors to help you along your journey.

How BRA Day helps…

96% found the breast reconstruction information useful

97% had a better understanding of breast reconstruction after visiting the Show & Tell Lounge

85% felt better about their options after the event

Please check out the available dates & times to see if you are able to attend! (Check out the website for other provinces and for additional info & registration!)

BRA Day Fraser Valley October 11, 2017, 5:30-8:00pm More information and registration
BRA Day Vancouver October 18, 2017, 5:00-9:00pm More information and registration
BRA Day Victoria November 17, 2017, 1:00-5:00pm More information and registration