Twin Cities Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day 2019, The Westin Edina Galleria, Wednesday, 16. October 2019

Minnesota Oncology and Plastic Surgery Consultants are pleased to host our second annual Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day event! Many women who have undergone a mastectomy or lumpectomy are unaware of their reconstruction and insurance coverage options, and this important day recognizes this often-overlooked part of the breast cancer journey.
Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day is a FREE, annual event that brings leading breast reconstruction experts together to answer all your questions.

Information about the options available for women considering breast reconstruction
Connect with women who have been through breast cancer surgery
Presentations from breast reconstruction surgeons and women who have had reconstruction and gone through this journey
Q & A opportunity with breast reconstruction surgeron, medical oncologist, and others
Exhibit Area with products and services to help women who have been affected by breast cancer
Appearance by Alexis Thompson and dream interpretation by producer Dawn McClain from MyTalk 107.1
Hors d’oeuvres will be served; cash bar available
Prize drawings will be held throughout the evening

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Presentations start promptly at 6 p.m.
5:30 p.m. – Arrival and check-ins; Resource Center Open
6:00 p.m. – Welcome & kickoff with Sunday Burquest, breast cancer survivor and finalist on Survivor reality show
6:15-6:45 p.m. – Dr. Valerie Lemaine, breast reconstruction surgeon
6:45-7:00 p.m. – Q&A with Dr. Lemaine
7:00-7:15 p.m. – Dr. Michaela Tsai, Medical Oncologist from Minnesota Oncology 
7:15-7:20 p.m. – Kris Newcomer, Executive Director, The Firefly Sisterhood7:20-8:00 p.m. – Panel Discussion with Dr. Lemaine, Dr. Tsai, and Nicole Wrazidlo, a mastectomy and compression fitter for Heide’s Mastectomy & Compression Store
8:00-8:30 p.m. – Resource Center Open, meet the doctors, networking, etc.
Who is invited

Women considering post-mastectomy or post-lumpectomy breast reconstruction and support person(s), male or female.
Healthcare professionals that work with women affected by breast cancer.

Confirmed Speakers

Valerie Lemaine, MD, MPH – plastic and reconstructive surgery, Plastic Surgery Consultants

Michaela Tsai, MD - Minnesota Oncology medical oncologist

Kris Newcomer, Executive Director of Firefly Sisterhood

Sunday Burquest - breast cancer survivor, Minnesota Oncology patient and finalist on Survivor reality show Season 33

Nicole Wrazidlo, a mastectomy and compression fitter for Heide’s Mastectomy & Compression Store

Confirmed Resource Center/Sponsors

Plastic Surgery Consultants
Minnesota Oncology
Heide's Mastectomy & Compression Store
The Firefly Sisterhood
Sunday Burquest
MyTalk 107.1
Beautycounter - Heidi Zeto Oswald
PassAlong Gifts

Interested in sponsoring or hosting a table at this event? Contact Colleen Schwab at or 952-361-5849.
This is a free event but space is limited. Please RSVP to reserve your spot.

Twin Cities Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day 2019

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