A non-profit organization dedicated to providing breast reconstruction, after mastectomy, to women who cannot afford this procedure. Restorative breast surgery is a vital part of total physical and emotional healing for many breast cancer survivors, yet many who desire it don’t have sufficient financial resources and may not understand what options are available to them. Educating women pre- and post-mastectomy is of particular importance. Up to 70 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer are unsure of − or unaware of − their reconstruction options and/or are unable to pay for reconstruction. Most breast cancer survivors who have had a complete or partial mastectomy (removal of all or some of the breast tissue and nipple) are candidates for breast reconstruction. This surgery will help them feel whole again.
The Foundation works in partnership with physicians in the United States, providing the resources necessary to make this surgery an option for women who would not otherwise have access to breast reconstruction. To this end we will partner with health care providers, health care centers and other groups to promote this service and teach other professionals and educators to carry on this work while supporting advances in health care research.ion for women who would not otherwise have access to this surgery. To this end we provide education and training to physicians, globally, while supporting advances in health care research.