Monthly Archives: October 2015

BRA Day was a great information evening in Ottawa about Breast Reconstruction

bra-infographicOn Wednesday, October 21, 2015, I attended Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day in Ottawa at the EY Centre.

It was an excellent find for Lorraine’s! Until now, I was unaware of such a fabulous event.

It was a great evening filled with many doctors, plastic surgeons, breast cancer surgeons and oncologists all part of The Ottawa Hospital.

The evening is information packed about breast cancer, the many types, the different solutions and therapies and of course breast reconstruction and what is involved in that decision.

It was a very comfortable environment where many questions were asked of doctors. After the presentations there was an opportunity to meet women who were either in the process of reconstruction or have completed the process. There was even an actual show and tell in a private change room area.

Lorraine’s was fortunate to be invited as one of the approximately 10 information booths set up around the perimeter of the hall.

It was a super opportunity for women to network with doctors and other women on the cancer journey to better determine next steps along the way and whether or not reconstruction would be an interest or possibility.

Here is a link to a story about the event by CBC Radio. Nancy Carter and plastic surgeon, Dr. Kirsty Boyd. They spoke with Robyn Bresnahan, host of CBC Radio’s Ottawa Morning, about Nancy’s breast reconstruction procedure and the Bra Day event at the E.Y. Centre on Uplands Drive.

I am  looking forward to next year’s event in October 2016!




Lorraine’s Your Breast Care Studio and More wins New Business Venture Award

chamber of commerce new business award

Crystal with Jerry Flynn, Deputy Mayor of The Town of Carleton Place (photo courtesy of Carleton Place Chamber)

Many many thanks to all Carleton Place and District Chamber of Commerce members that voted on behalf of “Lorraine’s” for the New Venture Award! I was truly surprised when my name was announced, honoured and excited, but surprised!

This award genuinely comes at a key point in our business cycle. We will have been part of our location for three years come December 2015, and as of April 2016, three years open to the public!

We are steadily growing in the right direction and it is this type of community recognition that helps the business gain momentum and reputation that is the foundation of continued success.

Thank you to everyone involved in creating and hosting the gala event last Friday. In addition to the many kind words of congratulations received from customers and personal friends! Gary and I truly appreciate everything you do to put and keep Carleton Place and its town treasures on the map!!



Ottawa BRA Day

bra dayWednesday, October 21 is Ottawa BRA Day in Ottawa and Lorraine’s Your Breast Care Studio will be taking part.  It starts at 6:30 pm at Earnest Young Centre (EY), 4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa.

BRA Day is an awareness campaign that promotes public education, awareness and access for women who may wish to consider post-mastectomy reconstruction.

Bra Day 2015 pamphlet

Event Details

information sessions:

Breast Reconstruction Options

– Implant Options

– Tissue Options

– Surgery for high risk/BRCA+

Medical Oncology

Radiation Oncology

Surgical Oncology

Patient Panel

Question and answer period with patients who have been through the reconstructive process

“Show and Tell”

An opportunity to see actual patients and view their reconstructions.


Allergan Lifecell Mentor Bard


Haley Rehab

Medical Micropigmentation

Nipple and areolar reconstruction. Meet the artist and see photos

Specialty Mastectomy Boutiques

Kelly’s Boutique Inc.

Marianna’s Mastectomy and Lingerie Boutique

Lorraine’s Your Breast Care Studio

Breast Cancer Support Groups

Certified holistic nutritionist

Photo booth

name(s) of the speakers

Dr Kirsty Boyd, Dr Jing Zhang, Dr Haemi Lee, Dr Carolyne Nessim, Dr Xinni Song, Dr Jean-Michel Caudrelier

Will there be a Show-and-Tell Lounge?

Are men welcome at the event?

Is the event free to attend?

Will refreshments be offered?

Come out to get all your questions answered. Please register at…