Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day, Oct. 21

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A free evening of presentations about all aspects of breast reconstruction following mastectomy will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21 at the University of Arizona Cancer Center / North Campus, 3838 N. Campbell Ave.

The “BRA Day” event is part of the fourth annual Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day, a nationwide collaboration between the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Plastic Surgery Foundation, breast centers, nurse navigators, corporate partners and breast cancer support groups.

In Tucson, the University of Arizona Cancer Center and Banner – University Medical Center are observing Breast Reconstruction Day by inviting the public to a series of  free lectures and slide shows by medical professionals, patients and others, including:

  • Carolyn Donohue, PA, physician assistant to plastic surgeon Ethan Larson, MD
  • Elaine Pichet, a nipple tattoo artist
  • Brenda Casey, MSW, on sexuality and intimacy after reconstruction 
  • Patti Anderson and Terri Coutee on their patient experience with reconstructive surgery. 

For more information about the event and/or breast reconstruction, please contact breast navigator Beth High at 694-9526 or, or visit or

About ASPS and The PSF

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world. Founded in 1931, the society is composed of board-certified plastic surgeons that perform cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

The mission of ASPS is to advance quality care to plastic surgery patients by encouraging high standards of training, ethics, physician practice and research in plastic surgery. The Society advocates for patient safety, such as requiring its members to operate in accredited surgical facilities that have passed rigorous external review of equipment and staffing.

ASPS works in concert with The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF), founded in 1948, which supports research, international volunteer programs and visiting professor programs. The foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life of patients through research and development. The PSF accomplishes its mission by providing invaluable support to the research of plastic surgery sciences through a variety of grant programs.