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Attend BRAVE Day on the Pink Carpet


Raising awareness for womens choices before and after breast cancer surgery

Legacy Cancer Institute, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center and the Pink Lemonade Project will celebrate women who are living with and have survived breast cancer in a festive event from 5 to 7 p.m. March 20.

This event is a way to empower women, by providing resources, education and support from physicians and other survivors as they navigate living with breast cancer.

BRAVE Day (Breast Restoration Advocacy Education), which is officially on March 21, is a day to recognize the rights and choices women have for the prevention, treatment and recovery of breast cancer. A woman who understands her rights and choices when dealing with breast cancer has a greater chance of a successful recovery, both physically and emotionally, sponsors indicate.

This evening celebration is for breast cancer survivors, family and friends, and for anyone interested in learning about breast cancer. Highlights of the event include a fashion show featuring survivor models and fashions from local boutiques, education booths, good food and music. Keynote presentation will be made by Nathalie Johnson, M.D., breast surgeon and medical director, Legacy Breast Health Centers and Legacy Cancer Institute.

Leading and modeling during the event is Lake Oswego resident Julie Goodwin, director of clinical and support services. She is a breast cancer survivor who decided not to have reconstructive surgery, and to this day, is happy with that decision.

Also participating in the event is Dr. Emily Hu, a cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon in Lake Oswego. She will share information about reconstructive surgery.

Attendees are encouraged to wear pink.

The event is free, but registration is requested and can be done online at legacyhealth.org, look for the classes and events section. The event takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center’s Community Health Education Center, 19300 S.W. 65th Ave., Tualatin, 97062.