Many plastic surgeons dedicate their time and expertise to a broad range of charities. Here are a few that our doctors support:
Breast Oasis collects new and gently used bras from plastic surgery patients and passes them on to women in need across the country. Founded in 2009 by Akron, Ohio-based plastic surgeon John Pederson, MD, the coalition includes more than a dozen doctors whose offices serve as donation centers, and the group is expanding quickly. So far, Breast Oasis has donated more than 100,000 bras. To learn more about Breast Oasis, click here.
Children’s Burn Foundation
The Children’s Burn Foundation offers support services and reconstructive treatment to children and adolescents ages 18 and younger, giving them the opportunity to reach their full potential physically, psychologically and socially. It also provides innovative fire and burn prevention programs to schools and public safety officials in the United States and abroad. To learn more about The Children’s Burn Foundation, visit their website.
Breastcancer.org provides information about breast cancer treatment issues to individuals living with and affected by breast cancer. Its mission is to help women and their loved ones make informed decisions about their care. To learn more about Breastcancer.org’s mission, visit their website.
Skin Cancer Foundation
The international Skin Cancer Foundation emphasizes the need for skin cancer prevention through sun protection, early detection and prompt, effective treatment. More information about the foundation is available on its website.
Face to Face
As the humanitarian arm of the Educational and Research Foundation of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Face to Face has a dual mission. In the United States, its National Domestic Violence Project treats the facial injuries of women who have been the victims of domestic violence. Internationally, Face to Face focuses primarily on children who have been abandoned due to facial deformities caused by birth or trauma. For more information, visit the Face to Face website.
For more than 30 years, California-based InterFACE has provided reconstructive surgery to children in Mexico. The group, which includes volunteer surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, pediatricians and social workers, also helps teach Mexican surgeons how to treat cleft lip and palate, hand and ear deformities, burns and congenital and acquired deformities. For more information about InterFACE, visit its website.