BENEFITING: The Plastic Surgery Foundation
Dr Josef Hadeed
The Plastic Surgery Foundation funds research that has a real and relevant impact on patients' lives. It is committed to facilitating high quality, clinical and health services research that promotes evidence-based medicine in plastic surgery, with a focus on improving upon quality of care and patient safety. The Breast Reconstruction Awareness Fund of The Plastic Surgery Foundation has been established with a simple intent: Educate, engage and empower women to make the decision that is best for them following a diagnosis with breast cancer. That involves informing women, family members, caregivers and the media that the breast cancer loop remains open until a woman is informed of breast reconstruction options. I have treated and performed breast reconstruction on many women with a diagnosis of breast cancer. Proceeds will fund research focusing on breast reconstruction, and will also provide financial assistance to organizations supporting uninsured or under-insured women who choose to have their breast(s) reconstructed following a lumpectomy or mastectomy (as a result of a breast cancer diagnosis).