Shoals brings awareness to patients and survivors at "Bra Day" e

Shoals brings awareness to patients and survivors at "Bra Day" event

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Patients and Survivors came together at "Bra Day" Patients and Survivors came together at "Bra Day"
MUSCLE SHOALS, AL (WAFF) -

Women and health officials in the Shoals gathered Wednesday morning for what they call "Bra Day."

The "Breast Reconstruction Awareness" event in Muscle Shoals focused on educating breast cancer patients and survivors on their options (post fight).

Survivors and surgeons shared their stories on various procedures and how breast reconstruction can help women get back what they lost.

"I think reconstruction is important for patients. It gives them a sense of self. To be able to have a mastectomy and have reconstruction at the same time, they kind of close the loop... to have a breast removed and reformed at the same time," said plastic surgeon Dr. Russ Jennings.

Shoals Hospital, Shoals Plastic Surgery, and ECM Hospital hosted the event.

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