Summit Medical Group Hosts October 21, 2015, "BRA Day" Event

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NJ Assemblywoman Nancy F. Muñoz, District 21, to speak on the Breast Cancer Patient Education Act

In support of The Plastic Surgery Foundation’s fourth annual Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day observance, Summit Medical Group is hosting a BRA Day Celebration event on Wednesday, October 21, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Lawrence Pavilion Lower Lobby, at Summit Medical Group’s 1 Diamond Hill Road location. Special Guest Speaker Assemblywoman Nancy F. Muñoz, District 21, will be present to welcome guests and speak on the Breast Cancer Patient Education Act.

Summit Medical Group and its Plastic Surgery Center are pleased to join this initiative designed to promote education, awareness and access regarding post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. We will be honoring all strong and courageous women that been diagnosed with breast cancer. The BRA Day Celebration event is open to anyone contemplating breast reconstruction, has gone through breast reconstruction or has a general interest in learning more about it.

Event details include:

6:30 p.m.: Special Guest Speaker Assemblywoman Nancy F. Muñoz, District 21 (Morris, Somerset and Union), Sponsor of the Breast Cancer Patient Education Act, will speak briefly about the Act.

6:00-9:00 PM: Network and ask questions of our Summit Medical Group Plastic Surgery Center, Medical Aesthetician, Breast Care Center Staff, Nutritionist, Behavioral Health Therapist, Acupuncturist, Physical Therapist and representatives from Curémonos, Livestrong, and more! In addition, the event will offer:

  • Bra Fittings
  • Massages
  • Door and Raffle Prizes
  • Refreshments

Registration for the Summit Medical Group BRA Day is required. Please call 908-277-8889 or sign up online at: http://www.summitmedicalgroup.com/events

Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day inspires women to know that life beyond breast cancer can be very fulfilling. BRA Day advocates for the rights of patients to be made aware of their options at the time of diagnosis and to be provided access to a plastic surgeon to further discuss those options.

Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day is a collaboration between the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Plastic Surgery Foundation, breast centers, nurse navigators, corporate partners and breast cancer support groups. Begun in 2012 by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 30 countries now participate in the annual event.
For more information about BRA Day at Summit Medical Group and/or breast reconstruction, please visit http://www.summitmedicalgroup.com or http://www.BreastReconUSA.org

ABOUT SUMMIT MEDICAL GROUP

Summit Medical Group (SMG) is the largest and oldest privately held multispecialty medical practice in New Jersey and one of the largest in the nation. SMG maintains a 42-acre healthcare campus in Berkeley Heights and 61 additional practice locations in central and northern New Jersey. As an East Coast premier multispecialty group, SMG has provided exceptional primary and specialty care since 1929. For more, visit http://www.summitmedicalgroup.com.

ABOUT ASPS AND PSF

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world. Founded in 1931, the society is composed of board-certified plastic surgeons that perform cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. The mission of ASPS is to advance quality care to plastic surgery patients by encouraging high standards of training, ethics, physician practice and research in plastic surgery. The Society advocates for patient safety, such as requiring its members to operate in accredited surgical facilities that have passed rigorous external review of equipment and staffing. ASPS works in concert with The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF), founded in 1948, which supports research, international volunteer programs and visiting professor programs. The foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life of patients through research and development. The PSF accomplishes its mission by providing invaluable support to the research of plastic surgery sciences through a variety of grant programs.

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