Advocacy, education, and outreach events will be updated and posted here as founder of DiepCjourney foundation, Terri, continues her work in educating about breast reconstruction options after mastectomy.
January 2018 ~
DiepCFoundation will be working with the Nadia Strong: Beautiful Beyond Breast Cancer nonprofit organization in January. Thanks for this opportunity Nadia!
DiepCFoundation will be meeting with ASPS plastic surgeon, Dr. Raman Mahabir and staff touring the Mayo facility in Scottsdale and discussing further education and patient advocacy in breast reconstruction.
DiepCFoundation will be meeting with Dr. Patricia Clark at Ironwood Cancer and Research Center to discuss oncoplasticsurgery. Our goal is to further education about this topic as it relates to breast reconstruction. #patientadvocacy!
December 2017 ~
The Foundation will be represented by Terri Coutee as a LEAD graduate to participate in forums on the latest research in breast cancer and breast reconstruction. Scientists, physicians, and patient advocates from around the globe will participate in one of the largest conferences of the year at The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
October 2017 ~
Join me and @LivingBeyondBreastCancer for BRA Day on Oct 18 at 8:00pm (ET) for the Straight Talk: Breast Reconstruction Recovery Twitter Chat. During this chat a of panel of experts and those who have experienced breast reconstruction will discuss the many issues surrounding recovery. Learn more at http://www.lbbc.org/straighttalk
Public Speaking Engagement
Plastic Surgery the Meeting 2017
Patient Advocacy Panel on Shared Decision Making. Saturday: October 7th | 4:30-6pm | Orange County Convention Center
GlassyBaby Fundraiser and Educational forum for DiepCFoundation! Bellevue, WA Wednesday: October 18th | 10am – 7pm
More Details here on this event!
Kendra Scott Fundraiser! Don’t miss out on the fun:
Friday: October 13th | 4pm – 7pm
2905 E. Skyline Dr. ~ La Encantada in Tucson
August 2017 ~
San Antonio Stars Breast Health Awareness Game hosted by PRMA Plastic Surgery – Breast Reconstruction Specialists. There was lots of education shared, meeting new patients, and visiting with some fine micro-surgeons mixed with lots of fun!
July 2017 ~
Project LEAD: Leadership Education Advocacy Development. Honored to be part of this program and an official LEAD Graduate.
Working with ASPS plastic surgeons, Dr. Karen Horton and Dr. Roy Kim in San Francisco to announce the upcoming patient advocate panel at PSTM17 in Orlando, Florida in October.
June 2017 ~
Such a fun evening with Kendra Scott raising funds for those seeking information about breast reconstruction options.
May ~ 2017
Delivery of Foundation brochures. Very honored and many thanks to Arizona Oncology for having our Foundation brochures as part of their resource room to educate women interested in options for breast reconstruction after mastectomy.
April 2017 ~
Delivering Foundation pamphlets to local https://www.plasticsurgery.org/ board certified plastic surgeons who perform breast reconstruction. Thank you for passing these along to your breast cancer patients. We talked Implants and http://www.airxpanders.com/
March 2017 ~
Zoom broadcast: “Possible Risks & Complications of Breast Reconstruction” with Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo.
February 2017 ~
Interviewed by: I’m Taking Charge podcast nation: Decisions… Immediate or Delayed Reconstruction. http://imtakingcharge.com/podcast/
December 2016 ~
Since 1977, the Symposium’s mission has been to provide state-of-the-art information on breast cancer research. From a one-day regional conference, the Symposium has grown to a five-day program attended by a broad international audience of academic and private researchers and physicians from over 90 countries.
The Symposium aims to achieve a balance of clinical, translational, and basic research, providing a forum for interaction, communication, and education for a broad spectrum of researchers, health professionals, and those with a special interest in breast cancer. From: San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
October 2016 ~
Dates: October 2nd, 8th, 15th and 29th.
Time: 1pm -4pm
Come to the Brighton La Encantada Store and meet Founder DiepCfoundation, Terri Coutee, and enjoy October Brighton Collectibles in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
2nd Annual Tucson Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day
Saturday, October 22; 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
2099 E. River Rd., Tucson, AZ
Join us for Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day as part of a nationwide collaboration to educate breast cancer SURVIVORS on options and for breast reconstruction after mastectomy.
Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer
October 27 at The Loft Cinema from 6:30-8:30 3233 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ
Hosted by: DiepCFoundation: After the screening please join two-time breast cancer survivor and founder of DiepCFoundation.org, Terri Coutee, and medical experts for a panel discussion on hereditary cancer.
October 12 ~
Kendra Scott Winter 2016 Launch Party: #Kendra Gives Back Party
2905 E. Sklyline Dr., Tucson, AZ ~ Upper Level La Encantada
Date: October 12 at 5pm-8pm
20% of evening’s proceeds benefited DiepCFoundation
October 3 ~
Arizona Public Media: Spotlight https://radio.azpm.org/p/azspotlight-features/2016/10/6/97722-acclaimed-world-music-artist-katia-cardenal-visits-tucson/
Interview with Founder, Terri Coutee and her breast surgeon, Dr. Michele Ley
September 25, 2016 ~
#AllThingsCancer with Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo: Fat Grafting in Breast Reconstruction
Co-Host Anti-Cancer Club
PSTM16: Professional Conference for Educational Instruction on Breast Reconstruction
August 2016 ~ Co-Host Anti-Cancer Club #AllThingsCancer
August 2016 ~ Southern Arizona Oncology Nursing Society Symposium: SAONS
July 2016 ~ Methodist Healthcare San Antonio present an expert panel on Breast Cancer Surgery & Reconstruction
Terri was approached by author, Patricia Anstett, in June of 2015 to be interviewed for this publication. In June of 2016 the book was published. Terri, along with several other breast cancer survivors told their story and their own journey through breast cancer. Terri’s story can be found on pages 106-108. The book is full of stories about the breast reconstruction process and why some women chose to have reconstruction and others did not.
February 2016 ~ #BCSM Tweet Chat Breast Reconstruction
Terri, founder of DiepCJourney Foundation, holds a Tweet Chat with the #BCSM community and Dr. David Song, ASPS president to educate and inform social media participants about breast reconstruction options. A follow up blog on and a brief summary of key items covered and some of the comments that were shared can be read here.
December 2015 ~ Breast Cancer Patient Education Act Passes into Law
Terri, Founder of DiepCjourney Foundation, registers the Symplur Healthcare hashtag, #BCPEA, to bring Social Media awareness for the need to educate and inform about all options for breast reconstruction.
October 2015 ~ BRA’s to Tucson Event: First ever to be held in Tucson