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.

Upcoming Events:

 May 2018 ~ is honored to be invited as a panelist and speaker for the Arizona chapter of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZDr. Raman Mahabir will be the moderator of a panel on the topic of shared decision making. You can read more about it from the blog here.

May Advocacy Mayo

April 2018 ~

#YouDoGood Fundraiser: Saturday, April 21st from 1-4 pm. Come in for mimosas and shop for Mother’s Day, Graduation, Birthday’s, Weddings, and more.

If you can’t make it in call the store between the hours of 1-4 pm MST to support 20% of sales will go to educating and providing support and resources about breast reconstruction options for those facing mastectomy.

Kendra Scott

2905 E Skyline Dr, Tucson, AZ

Phone: (520) 433-9726

April Events is proud to collaborate with to support breast cancer patients in Journeying beyond a diagnosis of breast cancer at the Men In Pink Gala in San Antonio, TX, on April 6th.

April Advocacy 2018


 March 2018 ~ continues to connect and counsel breast cancer patients on their Journey through the breast reconstruction process.

March Advocacy ~ Support for Breast Reconstruction patients

Past Events:

 January 2018 ~

DiepCFoundation will be working with the Nadia Strong: Beautiful Beyond Breast Cancer nonprofit organization in January. Thanks for this opportunity Nadia!

January Advocacy 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.

January Advocacy Mayo

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! January Advocacy

January Advocacy

 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.

December 2017 Advocacy

 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

LBBC Tweetchat

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

PSTM17 patient advocacy panel

GlassyBaby Fundraiser and Educational forum for DiepCFoundation! Bellevue, WA  Wednesday: October 18th | 10am – 7pm

More Details here on this event!

DiepCFoundation/GlassyBaby Fundraiser

Kendra Scott Fundraiser! Don’t miss out on the fun:
Friday: October 13th | 4pm – 7pm
2905 E. Skyline Dr. ~ La Encantada in Tucson

Kendra Scott October


 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!

San Antonio health fair


July 2017 ~

Project LEAD graduateProject LEAD: Leadership Education Advocacy Development.  Honored to be part of this program and an official LEAD Graduate.


Patient Advocate at #PSTM17
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 ~

Kendra Scott Fundraiser


Such a fun evening with Kendra Scott raising funds for those seeking information about breast reconstruction options.

May ~ 2017

May AdvocacyDelivery 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 board certified plastic surgeons who perform breast reconstruction.  Thank you for passing these along to your breast cancer patients.  We talked Implants and

April Advocacy

March 2017 ~

Zoom broadcast: “Possible Risks & Complications of Breast Reconstruction” with Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo.

Possible Risks and Complications of Breast Reconstruction

February 2017 ~

Interviewed by: I’m Taking Charge podcast nation: Decisions… Immediate or Delayed Reconstruction

December 2016 ~

SABCS bannner

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

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium 2016

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, 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

 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

A real pleasure to share and meet Komen Arizona and BagIt gals at this educational symposium!

Southern Arizona Oncology Nursing Society

July 2016 ~ Methodist Healthcare San Antonio present an expert panel on Breast Cancer Surgery & Reconstruction

June 2016 ~Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction ~ What’s Right for You

Advocacy BC Surgery StoriesTerri 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.

David Song

Advocacy Tweet chat #BCSM

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