Plastic Surgery Practice congratulates the 10 nonprofit organizations from across the US that have received The Plastic Surgery Foundation’s coveted 2013 Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Fund grant awards.BRADayRibbonWhite

The 2013 funding, totaling $130,000, supports projects and programs that seek to increase breast reconstruction awareness and/or charitable surgical care for women who are diagnosed with breast cancer.

“From helping uninsured breast cancer survivors afford breast reconstruction surgery to hosting a 5k walk/run event to raise awareness, these organizations are truly dedicated to progressing breast cancer care through breast reconstruction,” says PSF President Charles Verheyden, MD, PhD. “Breast reconstruction is a restorative, final step in breast cancer treatment. It is our hope that the grants will allow these organizations to expand their resources – and the very important work that they do – to an even larger audience. We’re proud to support these well-deserving organizations.”

The 2013 BRA Fund grant recipients are:

Charitable Care Grant Recipients
Breast Treatment Task Force, New York
• [removed]Evelyn’s Breast Friends Forever, Harbor City, Calif[/removed]
Gateway to Hope, St Louis
My Hope Chest, Seminole, Fla
• San Francisco General Hospital Foundation, San Francisco

Public Awareness Grant Recipients
Busted Foundation, Los Angeles
• Evelyn’s Breast Friends Forever, Harbor City, Calif
• Gateway to Hope, St Louis
Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Haverford, Pa
• My Hope Chest, Seminole, Fla
Myself: Together Again, Raleigh, NC
• SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
• University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh)

The BRA Fund and its grant programs were established through proceeds generated from BRA Day USA. BRA Day USA is part of a Breast Reconstruction Awareness campaign sponsored by The PSF and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The goal of the BRA Fund is to fund research, further awareness, and education, and provide financial assistance to organizations supporting the surgical care of uninsured or underinsured women diagnosed with breast cancer who undergo breast reconstruction. For more information on the BRA Fund, click here,