It's a new movement designed to help raise awareness for breast cancer survivors when it comes to their body. Dr. Heath Stacey is a plastic surgeon with The Northwest Arkansas Center For Plastic Surgery. He says seven out of ten patients don't even know about reconstruction options.
"He helped put together a local celebration to raise awareness about options for breast cancer survivors."
Katie Tennant is a breast cancer survivor and one of Dr. Stacey's patients. She believes her surgery helped her regain a sense of self in her journey.
At a special luncheon in Fayetteville, Tennant spoke as a "Patient of Courage" as part of the first "National Breast Re-Construction Awareness Day."
She says it's important to her to share with others how reconstruction changed her life.
Tennant says, "For me cancer made me feel broken and reconstruction helped make me feel whole again."