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The Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act The Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA) contains important protections for women with breast cancer who choose to have breast reconstruction after a mastectomy. It was signed into law on October 21, 1998. The US Department of Labor and Health and Human Services has oversight of this law.
- WHCRA: Applies to group health plans for plan years starting on or after October 1, 1998.
- Applies to group health plans, health insurance companies, and HMOs, if the plans or coverage provide medical and surgical benefits for a mastectomy.
The Day of Hope is dedicated to empowering breast cancer survivors by offering complimentary 3-dimensional areola tattooing to women who have undergone reconstructive surgery following a mastectomy.
These women may be uninsured or are no longer able to receive reimbursement from their health care providers. Our goal is to help restore confidence and allow mastectomy survivors to feel feminine and whole once again.
Sarah is a firm believer in giving back to the community, especially at the grassroots level. There’s nothing like the feeling of generously contributing to those who need your help in some way.
Throughout her career in the permanent makeup industry, that one of the significant rewards in this profession is using areola and nipple tattooing to restore the confidence of breast cancer survivors who have undergone breast reconstructive surgery.
For more than 25 years, she would hear from survivors that they couldn’t imagine going through one more surgery or procedure — not even the tattooing — following their mastectomies.
Her clients share how painful it was to see their breasts following their mastectomies. However, once tattooed the dimensional areola and nipple, the realistic look of the tattooing helped them find the confidence and sense of feeling themselves they lost.
Survivors can encounter obstacles that prevent them from completing their breast reconstruction, whether health insurance issues, financial restraints, or lack of resources – the WHY behind The Day of Hope.
Our goal is to help restore confidence and allow mastectomy survivors to feel feminine and whole once again.