Post-Surgery Bras Provided To Breast Cancer Survivors Through Innovative Bra Recycling Program

Top Quote The Bra Recyclers recently concluded Bra Recycling Month by provided post-surgery bras and prosthesis to the Alala Cancer Society. The bras are being provided to women who are unable to afford the expensive garment. End Quote
  • Phoenix-Mesa, AZ (1888PressRelease) December 06, 2011 - The Bra Recyclers, a textile based recycling company, recently donated post-surgery bras, prosthesis and bra inserts to The Alala Cancer Society in South Carolina in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness and Bra Recycling Month. The post-surgery bras and prosthesis are provided to women battling and survivors of breast cancer who cannot otherwise afford them. This gift provides the recipient with encouragement and support during and after the fight against breast cancer.

    The Alala Cancer Society is the nonprofit arm of Alala, LLC. Kim Neel, a five year survivor of breast cancer and Chair for the Alala Cancer Society, and Sherry Norris founded the nonprofit division of Alala, LLC after discovering that many of the customers they serve are either uninsured or underinsured and unable to afford these highly expensive bras and prosthesis. These uninsured and underinsured clients are added to the Alala Cancer Society's waiting list until donated prosthesis and post-surgery bras arrive from partner companies such as The Bra Recyclers, as well as women going through reconstruction.

    Neel and her staff noted that the donated post-surgery bras and prosthesis from The Bra Recyclers came at the perfect time as they prepare to do fitting with a local transitional home in December. "As trained mastectomy fitters, we have the advantage of being able to give women a great lift, regardless of their circumstance and we sometimes get very creative with our fittings. We never stop trying to make sure that all women keep their dignity and personal integrity," Neel stated.

    Elaine Birks-Mitchell, CEO and Founder of The Bra Recyclers, is honored to be able to provide these expensive, but necessary garments to women who are fighting and survivors of breast cancer. Being able to help those impacted by breast cancer is "the least I can do," stated Birks Mitchell. "Breast Cancer is near and dear to my heart because my sister is a breast cancer survivor. Watching my sister go through the recovery journey was an eye opener for our entire family. What I found was helpful for not just my sister, but for the rest of our family, was having each other as a support system. Breast cancer is such a devastating disease by donating post-surgery bras, The Bra Recyclers are able to ease the journey for a woman during her fight for recovery with an item often taken for-granted, a bra".

    For more information about The Bra Recyclers, including charity organizations they support, and more Bra Recycling Month details, please visit

    About The Bra Recyclers:
    The Bra Recyclers is based in Gilbert, AZ. A textile recycling company specializing in recycling bras, the organization does its part to help the environment by delaying the amount of unused bras and textiles that go to landfills, thus reducing the pressure on virgin resources. For more information, visit

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