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Twin Cities Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day 2019

Minnesota Oncology and Plastic Surgery Consultants

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 8:45 PM (CDT)

Twin Cities Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day...

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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, a mastectomy and compression fitter, and a survivor representing the option to stay flat
  • 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

Parking: Ample free parking is avaiable in the parking ramp adjacent to The Westin Edina Galleria. You can access the hotel. The hotel entrances from the ramp will bring you to the event area on the main floor of the hotel. 

Check-in: Please check in at the registration tables in the event area. You will receive a swag bag that will contain materials for the evening, including a printed agenda which also has a number on it. We will be calling numbers throughout the evening for prize drawings!


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 

7:15-7:30 p.m. Amy Dellwo, breast cancer survivor sharing her reconstruction story

7:30-7:35 p.m.  Kris Newcomer, Executive Director, The Firefly Sisterhood

7:35-8:15 p.m. – Panel Discussion with Dr. Lemaine, Dr. Tsai, Nicole Wrazidlo, a mastectomy and compression fitter for Heide’s Mastectomy & Compression Store, and a survivor representing the option to stay flat

8:15-8:45 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

Confirmed Resource Center/Sponsors

Questions: Contact Colleen Schwab at or 952-361-5849.

Have questions about Twin Cities Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day 2019? Contact Minnesota Oncology and Plastic Surgery Consultants

When & Where

The Westin Edina Galleria
3201 Galleria
Edina, MN 55435

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 8:45 PM (CDT)

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Minnesota Oncology and Plastic Surgery Consultants

Minnesota Oncology is dedicated to providing compassionate care for various types of cancer and blood disorders in 11 convenient Twin Cities metro locations as well as several satellite locations. Our mission is to combine the strength of hope with the power of science, one patient at a time. Choose Minnesota Oncology for the finest cancer care available anywhere, and stay close to the comfort of your home and family.

Plastic Surgery Consultants is a leading Twin Cities aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery practice in Edina, MN. Our plastic surgeons, Sam Economou, MD and Valerie Lemaine, MD, MPH are accomplished, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons. Plastic Surgery Consultants specializes in plastic surgery procedures, often referred to as cosmetic surgery, including Breast Augmentation (breast enlargement), Breast LiftAbdominoplasty (tummy tuck), Liposuction and cosmetic surgery of the face and eyes. We also provide reconstructive surgery following breast cancer treatment and treat skin cancers, including melanoma.

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