WHAT AN INSPIRATIONAL EVENING!
Thank you for joining us to celebrate Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day 2017. We are grateful to the dozens of patients who helped us welcome over 70 participants to an evening dedicated to empowering a woman's right to choose her own breast reconstruction journey. Go #BosomBuddies!
We are also grateful to the many healthcare practitioners who generously made themselves available to answer questions throughout the night. Finally, we were glad for the Women Only Show and Tell room, which provided an area for women at all stages of their journey - previvor, survivor, surviving - to connect and share their experiences in a safe and private space.
Onto the fun stuff! We awarded 10 raffle prizes from our very generous donors, plus a chance drawing registration to the 2018 FORCE conference in San Diego. Smashbox Cosmetics provided two makeup artists who performed mini-makeovers. And we had about 50 submissions for the Decorate-a-Bra contest, with participants voting on the top three winners. Finally, the silent auction was a success thanks to the stunningly beautiful bras created by renowned artists Hans Van de Bovenkamp and Sharon Van Liempt - true museum-quality showpieces.
WHAT IS BRA DAY USA?
Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day USA was created to honor all of the strong and passionate women that have endured being diagnosed with breast cancer. Learn More
WHAT IS FORCE?
Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to people affected by hereditary breast, ovarian, and other related cancers. Learn More
We hope that you will join us October 18-20 for the 2018 FORCE conference in sunny San Diego. After launching the Decorate-a-Bra campaign, some of the #BosomBuddies have a special plan for the gorgeous decorated bras next year. We want to empower survivors and inspire previvors to make it known that women can and do live a strong and powerful life after breast cancer. We will be fundraising in the upcoming months to send #BosomBuddies to San Diego. Contact us to help. Learn More