With your help we can make a difference for thousands of BRAVE women.

Why we need BRAVE

  • Over 11 million breast cancer survivors—in the US alone
  • 254,650 American women are diagnosed each year—about the entire population of an average US city
  • Less than 3 out of 10 women are informed of their restoration options
  • Less than 2 out of 10 women elect restorative surgery

We can change those numbers, but it takes advocacy from an individual to federal level. BRAVE is here to do our part. But we need your help.

Federal Law
The Woman’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 says that insurance providers that cover mastectomy surgery must also cover restoration on both breasts to produce a symmetric appearance.

State Law
The federal law sets a minimum requirement but many states have different laws that may affect your insurance coverage.

For more information about how federal and state laws may affect you, click here to visit the American Cancer Society website.