Our Mission

The AiRS mission is to provide women access to breast reconstruction surgery after mastectomy. We advocate for, educate, and support breast cancer survivors by raising awareness, building confidence, and restoring dignity through funding and the support of our professional network across the country.

Because restorative breast surgery is such a vital part of total physical and emotional healing for many breast cancer survivors, we want to educate women about their reconstruction options. 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 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. We provide education and training to physicians globally, while supporting advances in health care research.