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BRA Day 2021

Learn About BRA Day

National Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day is an initiative designed to promote education, awareness, and access to information regarding post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. All breast cancer survivors are incredibly brave and have their unique journey, but BRA Day is a way to let them know they are not alone. Informing women of their reconstruction options is critically important to improving life after breast cancer. Research shows that less than a quarter of women receive necessary information about their breast reconstruction options at the time of their mastectomy, and BRA Day aims to change that!

MTF Biologics is proud to have celebrated BRA Day since its inaugural in 2012 and once again to through our BRAve Women campaign. BRAve highlights the stories of hope shared by women who have chosen breast reconstruction following mastectomy and shines a spotlight on how tissue donation helps change lives and reduce the effect of mastectomies for breast cancer survivors. Donated skin grafts have improved breast reconstruction outcomes for thousands of women across the U.S.

To learn more about BRA Day and breast reconstruction options, go to www.breastreconusa.org.  You will find information about breast reconstruction procedures and 2021 BRA Day events across the U.S. 


Watch Our BRA Day Video


BRA Day Resources & Materials

MTF Biologics has prepared resources to help spread awareness about BRA Day and how tissue donation helps women with their healing and recovery following breast cancer surgery. We will be adding more resources at the end of September, so visit us then for more updates.  Please contact Lauralee_brown@mtf.org for more information and use of these materials. 

Educational Materials

Resources for Social Media Posts

 

Facebook Frame

Show your support for Breast Reconstruction Awareness this month with one of our BRA Day Picture Frames! To add a BRA Day frame to your Facebook profile picture, head to facebook.com/profilepicframes and search "MTF BRA Day" to get yours today.

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BRAve Stories of Hope

Read about the life-changing tissue transplantation stories of women and their BRAve spirit.

Bobbie White
Lesley Geller
Mary Louis
Naheima Sears
Sue Pilon
Denise Cantrell
Sterlynn Clendenin
Kelly Gilbert
Regina Harris
Debbie Torrey
Laurie DeClara
Tracey Warren-Hein
Joni Kacen
Adrienne Brown
Sandy Cortese
Kristina Cardoso
Brianna Sawyer
Jennifer McGinnis
Susan Quiroga


Video Stories

Watch and share three inspiring and motivational stories of BRAve women who are also recipients of donated skin grafts.

Download videos here. For co-branding, please contact Lauralee_Brown@mtf.org.


BRAve Women and BRAve Heroes Tributes

Honor our heroes by posting a message to our Tribute Wall.  This could be a BRAve Woman – a woman affected by breast cancer and may refer to herself as a warrior, survivor, or just touched by the disease in some way.  You can also honor a BRAve Hero - a donor who has made transplantation possible for the 1.75 million recipients who are beneficiaries of tissue grafts each year. 

Submit your tribute using the form below!

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Conversations on Breast Reconstruction and Tissue Donation

Join us during the month of October for our Speaker Series on Facebook Live. Check back for links to LIVE events.  In the meantime, watch some of our educational events from 2020. 

 


Meet Ellie's Belle BRAve Donate Life Doll

Meet Ellie's Belle, the Donate Life doll, a doll pendant necklace to support Donate Life and honor breast cancer survivors and recipients of the gift of skin donation through breast reconstruction surgery. She is radiant in her white logo tank with blue jeans and bright pink boots, rhinestone bracelets, breast cancer awareness hope charms in her hand, a pink crystal necklace, and cap atop her white glass pearl head. Silver finish body and chain.

For each Donate Life doll purchase, Ellie's Belles will donate $2 to Donate Life America, the national non-profit organization committed to increasing the number of donated organs, eyes, and tissues available to save and heal lives through transplantation. Each Ellie's Belle is lovingly handcrafted and unique in design. Ellie's Belles dolls are created by Loren Martz.

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Pink Day Contest

Send in your best PINK photo to celebrate BRA Day through October 24th and earn a chance to win a surprise PINK package. See contest information and enter your photo here.

Pink and Yellow Pop Fashion Photo Collage


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