Bra Day is an initiative designed to promote education, awareness and access for all women who may wish to consider post mastectomy breast reconstruction

6:00 – Welcome Speech: Melissa Di Rocco, CEO 2Ailes
6:15 – Dr. Fouda Neel, MD, FRCSC, FAAP, Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeon

6:30 – Dr. Karl Schwarz, MD, Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeon
6:45 – Karen Malkin Lazarovitz – Founder BRCA Sisterhood and Supportgroup Montreal

Bra Day -

​October 2015

Malkin-Lazarovitz was a panellist in a recent discussion sponsored by Weizmann Canada on “Personalized Medicine,” that is, customizing treatment to the individual based on their genetic makeup.

The two scientists participating, one from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, the other from the Jewish General Hospital (JGH), believe that, in the coming years, doctors will be able to prescribe “the right drug, in the right dose, at the right time.”

February 2012


Hillel Montreal is proud to present:

Join us in welcoming in Shabbat and hearing from Karen Malkin Lazarovitz, who had a preventative hysterectomy and double mastectomy after she tested positive for a gene mutation that greatly increase her chances of getting breast and ovarian cancer.

​October 2015



I am excited to announce that I have been invited to speak at the HBOC Society of Alberta, Canada at their annual conference

October 1, 2016

This film is an emotional journey that takes us through the lives of women and men who are dealing with genetic mutations (BRCA1 and 2) and their related hereditary cancers.- 

Watch the trailer here:

Panel discussion to feature:  
Dr. Karl Schwarz, MD, MSc., FRCS(C) Plastic Surgeon
Laura Palma, Genetic Counsellor
Natalie Witkin, Director of Partnerships and Programs,
Karen Malkin Lazarovitz, Patient Advocate

February 2016


YAD Montreal is proud to present Healthy Living, a new learning series designed to educate and facilitate dialogue in an intimate, safe and open environment.

Join us for the first session, where we'll be talking about BRCA Awareness with special guests Karen Malkin-Lazarovitz, Lindsay Robins Dubrovsky and Nathalie Sofer.

Their unique and empowering stories will shed light on the ins and outs of this genetic mutation, and lead into a discussion about this gene's prevalence in the Jewish community.

​March 2016

Discussing my risk reducing hysterectomy and mastectomy and why I made the decisions that I made. I also discuss the emotional aspects of these life changing decisions.

Speaking with students in social work program

November 2015