Blues and BBQ Harbor Cruises

A two-hour cruise from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Thursday night from April through October, the Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruise series features live music from blues bands and a Home Team BBQ buffet.

The dates in July are the 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th.

The cost is $39.95 per person, tax included.

Sponsored by Charleston Harbor Tours and The Bridge 105.5, the cruises take place aboard the Carolina Belle. As you would expect from Charleston’s finest BBQ restaurant, the food is delicious: smoked chicken, pulled pork, baked beans, coleslaw, and macaroni and cheese.

Local favorite Shrimp City Slim (Gary Erwin) plays while you take in the sights of Charleston, including Fort Sumter, the USS Yorktown, the revered St. Michael’s Episcopal Church,the Battery, the Ravenel Bridge, and Forts Johnson and Moultrie.

You’ll meet at the Charleston Maritime Center near Concord and Calhoun before boarding the Carolina Belle. Find out more about the Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruises by calling 843-722-1112 or 888-224-5037, or visit the Charleston Harbor Tours site here.

BRAdayUSA 2012: A Photo Journey Recap

We are thrilled with the turn out and success of our BRAdayUSA event held last week aboard the Carolina Belle in Downtown Charleston! The night was filled with great people, food, a little retail therapy and outstanding raffle prizes. The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction team couldn’t be prouder to have hosted our own BRA Day event for the first time this year, or to raise awareness of a cause we so firmly believe in.

If you couldn’t make it this year, or just want to relive the great moments, we’d like to share some of our favorite pictures from the night with you below!

Guest enjoying the hors d’oeuvres and mingling on the top deck!

What a beautiful night spent in the Charleston harbor.

The Premier Design Jewelry booth featuring fabulous baubles.

Some of our guest enjoying a little retail therapy in the cabin.

The Radberry Nails with nail creations to match any mood!

We cannot say thank you enough to all of the wonderful businesses that donated beautiful raffle items for this year’s event. Without you, this event would not have been the success it was! For a complete list of the participating vendors click here

For more pictures from this year’s event make sure to visit our facebook page!

Join Us for BRA Day USA

bra dayCome celebrate our first BRA Day USA on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 aboard the dockside Carolina Belle on 10 Wharfside Street, Charleston, SC ! We’re happy to promote Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day, or BRA Day, which is an initiative designed to increase education, awareness, and access regarding post-mastectomy breast reconstruction.

Created to inform women of their choices and options for breast reconstruction, the campaign also strives to make reconstructive education and services available to all women, regardless of age, financial status, or race. Studies show that 7 out of 10 women are never informed about post-mastectomy reconstructive surgery, and the statistics are even lower for minorities. However, with BRA Day events appearing all over the world, hopefully those numbers will soon be a thing of the past.

Though BRA Day initially launched in Canada, it quickly became an international campaign and grassroots collaboration between plastic surgeons specializing in breast surgery, nurse navigators, medical device industry representatives, breast cancer patients and families, and breast cancer support groups. Together, these participants coordinate BRA Day events that include question and answer sessions, lectures, flash mobs, fundraising parties, advertising campaigns, and community events.

The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction team couldn’t be prouder to host our own BRA Day event for the first time this year, or to raise awareness of a cause we so firmly believe in. Help spread the word about reconstruction options, and join us for a little retail therapy, some great food, and outstanding prizes. Admission is free but limited to the venue capacity of 250.

To secure your spot, be sure to RSVP to We’ll see you on the Carolina Belle Wednesday, October 17th!