Breast Cancer Survivors Inspire Artwork
BRA Day 2013. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Plastic Surgery Foundation selected the third Wednesday of October as national BRA Day USA (Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day) to promote education and awareness of breast reconstruction options.
According to the sponsors, less than a quarter of the women undergoing breast cancer-related surgeries in the U.S. are fully aware of their breast reconstruction options or the quality of the surgical outcomes they can expect. The event, held at the Andy Warhol Museum, featured well known artists, who created works of art representing breast reconstruction. The “busts” were auctioned off at the end of the evening. More than $20,000 was raised for breast reconstruction awareness. Below are some photos of Jim’s crafting his “bust” and of the finished piece titled, Reflections of Me.