What is BRAVE Day?
BRAVE (Breast Restoration AdVocacy Education) Day (March 21st) is a day to recognize the rights and choices women have for prevention, treatment, and recovery of breast cancer. In particular, we’re devoted to highlighting women’s rights and the importance of mammograms, as well as the availability and funding of restoration procedures.
Why is BRAVE Day important?
BRAVE Day is about women’s rights. Today 1 out of every 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and 1 in 6 if you count DCIS (the earliest stage of the disease). The 5-year survival rate for early-stage, localized breast cancer is 98 percent. Survival is only the first part of the healing process. To truly thrive, women need to know exactly what resources are available and, more importantly, how to access them.
Self-empowerment and knowing your rights can make the difference between ongoing emotional and psychological struggle and a healthy, successful recovery. This is the sole purpose of BRAVE Day – educating women of their options. Information is power, even if it’s just shared. When it comes to breast health and restoration, every woman needs to know her rights!
Know Your Rights – Rights and choices for the treatment and recovery of breast cancer
Governmental Proclamations – BRAVE Day proclaimed in multiple states and counties
Breast Health – Routine self-exams, mammograms, free screenings, & find a physician
Brave Enough Song – Download a special song in honor of BRAVE Day