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BRA Day

BRA (Breast Reconstruction Awareness) Day is an initiative that promotes education, awareness and access for women considering post-mastectomy breast reconstruction.

At a BRA Day event, leading plastic surgeons provide breast reconstruction education and are available to answer your questions. Attendees will be able to hear patient stories and connect with women who have been through it. The highlight of a BRA Day event is the Show & Tell Lounge, an innovative space where volunteers show attendees the real-life results of their breast reconstruction.

BRA Day events are held in communities across Canada in October. Click the Find an Event button below to register today.

Find an event

  • Alberta

    Calgary

    This year’s event will take place independently and will not be in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society. However, we are pleased to let you know that a new BRA Day event will take place in your community to support women seeking reconstruction information. Details and registration regarding that event can be found here.

    Calgary  - Health Care Professionals Only

    This year’s event will take place independently and will not be in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society. However, we are pleased to let you know that a new BRA Day event will take place in your community to support women seeking reconstruction information. Details and registration regarding that event can be found here.

    Edmonton

    October 16, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM MDT

    Register Today

  • British Columbia

    Fraser Valley

    This year’s event will take place independently and will not be in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society. However, we are pleased to let you know that a new BRA Day event will take place in your community to support women seeking reconstruction information. Details and registration regarding that event can be found by emailing fvbraday@gmail.com.

    Kelowna

    October 3, 2019, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM PDT

    Register Today

    Vancouver

    NO BRA DAY IN 2019

  • Manitoba

    Winnipeg

    October 16, 2019, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM CDT

    Register Today

  • New Brunswick

    Bathurst, New Brunswick

    *NO BRA DAY IN 2019*

    Fredericton, New Brunswick

    *NO BRA DAY IN 2019*

    Moncton, New Brunswick

    *NO BRA DAY IN 2019*

  • Newfoundland

    St. John's, NL

    October 18, 2019  7:00 PM - 10:30 PM NDT

    Register Today

  • Nova Scotia

    Halifax

    This year’s event will take place independently and will not be in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society. However, we are pleased to let you know that a new BRA Day event will take place in your community to support women seeking reconstruction information. Details and registration regarding that event can be found by emailing Noelle Brown at mnoellebrown@gmail.com.

  • Nunavut

    Currently no events scheduled. Please check back for details shortly or contact bra-day@cancer.ca if you would like to start an event.

  • Ontario

    Barrie

    *NO BRA DAY IN 2019*

    Burlington

    October 10, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

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    Brampton

    *NO BRA DAY IN 2019*

    Hamilton

    October 10, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

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    Humber River

    October 16, 2019, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

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    Kingston

    October 15, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT

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    London

    October 16, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM EDT

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    Newmarket

    October 23, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT

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    North York

    October 28, 2019, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT

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    Thunder Bay

    October 16, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT

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    Toronto

    October 16, 2019, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM EDT

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    Ottawa

    October 15, 2019  6:30 PM - 9:30 PM EDT

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  • Prince Edward Island

    Currently no events scheduled. Please check back for details shortly or contact bra-day@cancer.ca if you would like to start an event.

  • Quebec

    Laval Zumba

    *NO BRA DAY IN 2019*

    Quebec City

    October 7, 2019  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT

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    Jewish General Hospital

    October 7, 2019  5:30 PM - 8:00 PM PDT

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  • Saskatchewan

    Regina

    October 3, 2019, 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM CST

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    Saskatoon

    October 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM CST

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History

BRA Day was started in 2011 by Dr. Mitchell Brown, a Toronto plastic surgeon who saw the urgent need for improved breast reconstruction education, awareness and access. BRA Day was created to “Close the Loop on Breast Cancer”. The goal was to educate patients about their choice for reconstruction when undergoing mastectomy, and to ensure adequate access for reconstructive surgery. Within only two years the BRA Day movement spread to over 30 countries.

About the BRA Day logo

The BRA Day logo is a symbol that represents the breast reconstruction journey. This ribbon has a double meaning; the inner loop resembles an infinity symbol, which stands for an open-minded and broad approach to treating and reconstructing the breast cancer patient. The pink ribbon’s closed loop represents the important role of breast reconstruction in closing the loop on breast cancer. Reconstruction allows women to improve their quality of life and move forward from their journey through cancer with a renewed sense of wellbeing. Breast reconstruction helps close the loop on a woman’s experience with cancer.

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