AiRS to Host Silent Auction Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Survivors

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The Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery (AiRS) and co-founding board member, Dr. Rod J. Rohrich, will host a special fundraising event this Thursday, October 8th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.

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AiRS is a one-of-a-kind organization, which fills this unmet need and is dedicated to supporting and funding a woman's right to restoration, education, health, and wholeness

The Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery (AiRS) and co-founding board member, Dr. Rod J. Rohrich, will host a special fundraising event this Thursday, October 8th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. The event, which is to be held at the Roche Bobois showroom at 1707 Oak Lawn Avenue in Dallas, will feature a silent auction and entertainment, with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Those who would like to attend can RSVP by sending an inquiry to dallas(at)roche-bobois(dot)com

Proceeds from the event will go to help provide support and treatment for breast cancer survivors in need.

Dallas plastic surgeon, Dr. Rohrich, co-founded AiRS in 2012 with Janet Denlinger and Morgan Hare with the mission of proving education, financial support, and breast reconstruction to women who can not afford these complicated, and often costly, procedures on their own - even with full insurance coverage.

"Breast reconstruction is a vital part of the total physical and emotional healing for many breast cancer survivors, yet it is estimated that roughly 70 percent of those who desire it do not have the knowledge of their options and often do not have the insurance or financial resources to cover it completely," explains Dr. Rohrich. "What we do at AiRS is to help women navigate the complexities of today's health care system and streamline it so that we get the breast cancer patients in need to the best doctors providing the best care so they can be whole again. We believe that this is an essential part of a woman's recovery from breast cancer today."

Dr. Rohrich says that some insurance plans do not always cover the full costs associated with the multiple stages of breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, often a surprised to many patients even those with good coverage.

"AiRS is a one-of-a-kind organization, which fills this unmet need and is dedicated to supporting and funding a woman's right to restoration, education, health, and wholeness," says Dr. Rohrich. "As a physician, and a plastic surgeon who does both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, I am completely committed to quality treatment and outcomes. AiRS was created to offer not only advocacy and education, not only for patients and their caregivers, but also to the medical community."

About Rod J. Rohrich, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Rod J. Rohrich is a Distinguished Teaching Professor and Founding Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Rohrich graduated from Baylor College of Medicine with high honors, and completed his Plastic Surgery training at the University of Michigan Medical Center and fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard (hand/microsurgery) and Oxford University (pediatric plastic surgery). He is Chairman of the Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium, Founding Chairman of the Dallas Cosmetic Symposium, President and Founding Member of the Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery, and a Founding Partner of the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute. Dr. Rohrich has also served as president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the largest organization of board certified plastic surgeons in the world. He repeatedly has been selected by his peers as one of America's best doctors, and twice has received one of his profession's highest honors, the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes his contributions to education in plastic surgery. Dr. Rohrich participates in and has led numerous associations and councils for the advancement of plastic and reconstructive surgery.

About AiRS

The Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery Foundation (AiRS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing breast reconstruction post mastectomy. The organization views restorative breast surgery as a vital part of total physical and emotional healing for breast cancer survivors and is dedicated to the education of women about their reconstruction options, advocates for them, and provides funding for women who don¹t have sufficient insurance or other resources to cover it. You can read more about our work on the attachment and by visiting the website http://www.airsfoundation.org.

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