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BRA Day USA: Raising Awareness About Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction

BRA Day USA The BRA Day ribbon is a symbol that represents the breast reconstruction journey. This ribbon has a double meaning; the inner loop resembles an infinity symbol, which stands for an open-minded and broad approach to treating and reconstructing the breast cancer patient. The pink ribbon’s closed loop represents the important role of breast reconstruction in "closing the loop on breast cancer."

The University of Chicago Medicine is a proud sponsor of the inaugural Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day, or BRA Day USA, to be held on Oct. 17, 2012. BRA Day promotes education, awareness and access regarding post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. The University of Chicago Medicine is the only Chicago sponsor of BRA Day USA. Sponsorship supports educational and public service events on BRA Day and extends to sustain ongoing breast reconstruction awareness efforts. BRA Day USA will occur annually on the third Wednesday of October.

At the University of Chicago Medicine, we provide a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer care, tailored to each patient's needs. Our surgeons offer a full range of advanced, leading-edge breast reconstruction procedures. We're dedicated to educating women about their options for breast reconstruction, from using their own tissues to using implants or a combination of both. »Learn more about our breast reconstruction services

Video: BRA Day USA National Spokesperson Jewel

Grammy-nominated musician Jewel is the national spokesperson for BRA Day. She will perform a benefit concert on Oct. 29, 2012 in New Orleans to promote breast reconstruction awareness.