COSTA MESA, Calif. & BOSTON — CareCredit, a leading provider of healthcare financing, today announced its support for the Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Campaign of The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) by awarding a $15,000 grant to the organization. For three consecutive years CareCredit has awarded grants to the Breast Reconstruction Awareness Campaign, which supports surgical care expenses for women seeking breast reconstructive surgery who are in financial need.
The CareCredit grant will assist patients in the Salt Lake City, Utah, or Newark, NJ areas, who qualify for assistance as established by the BRA Campaign and community based partners.
Breast reconstructive surgery can often accelerate the physical and emotional recovery from breast cancer. However, women with a financial need may not be aware of the full spectrum of possible treatment once they are diagnosed with breast cancer.
“For three years CareCredit has been an instrumental supporter of the BRA Campaign, helping women gain access to vital health care services they may otherwise be unable to afford,” said Nicholas B. Vedder, MD, FACS, president of The Plastic Surgery Foundation. “Too often women diagnosed with breast cancer are unaware of post-mastectomy reconstructive options.”
“CareCredit is proud to support the BRA Campaign and stands committed to The Plastic Surgery Foundation in making a difference in the lives of such courageous and deserving women,” said Greg Pierce, senior vice president, CareCredit.
The grant was made possible through the CareCredit Caring Communities program, which provides financial and volunteer contributions to respected philanthropic organizations that are doing great things to serve their communities. With a special interest in supporting initiatives to help underserved children, the Caring Communities Program is another way CareCredit continues its commitment to help people access healthcare. For more information on the CareCredit Caring Communities program, visit www.carecredit.com/caring-communities.
About Synchrony Financial
Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF), formerly GE Capital Retail Finance, is one of the premier consumer financial services companies in the United States. Our roots in consumer finance trace back to 1932, and today we are the largest provider of private label credit cards in the United States based on purchase volume and receivables. We provide a range of credit products through programs we have established with a diverse group of national and regional retailers, local merchants, manufacturers, buying groups, industry associations and healthcare service providers to help generate growth for our partners and offer financial flexibility to our customers. Through our partners’ more than 300,000 locations across the United States, and their websites and mobile applications, we offer our customers a variety of credit products to finance the purchase of goods and services. Our offerings include private label and co-branded credit cards, promotional financing and installment lending, loyalty programs and Optimizer+plus branded FDIC-insured savings products through Synchrony Bank.