Finding out that you have breast cancer can make you feel overwhelmed, vulnerable, and alone. Suddenly having to learn about complex medical treatments and trying to choose the best one can also be stressful during this time.
Our Reach To Recovery volunteers are specially trained to help people through their experience by offering a measure of comfort and an opportunity for emotional grounding and informed decision making. Volunteers are trained to give support and up-to-date information, including literature for spouses or partners, children, friends, and other loved ones. Volunteers can also review American Cancer Society resources that may be able to help with a patient’s experience, concerns, and questions.
Comments from Hawaii patients: “It’s so important to know that there is a place where people can go to for questions and help. We really need this and means so much! Thank you so much!!!”
“I’m so glad that you called. It’s good to have someone like you to talk to.”
If you or someone you know needs our help, please call us at 1-800-227-2345.
Join us on Oct. 22 at Ke’ehi Lagoon Beach Park for our Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.
For more event details visit www.makingstrideswalk.org/hawaii.
Our Reach To Recovery volunteers are specially trained to help people through their experience by offering a measure of comfort and an opportunity for emotional grounding and informed decision making. As breast cancer survivors, our volunteers give patients and family members an opportunity to express feelings, talk about fears and concerns, and ask questions of someone who has been there. Most importantly, Reach To Recovery volunteers offer understanding, support, and hope because they themselves have survived breast cancer and gone on to live productive lives. Program volunteers do not provide medical advice.
“Reach to Recovery has enriched my life immeasurably by allowing me to spend time with women I would never have had the opportunity to meet; and joining with them as they travel along on their cancer journey. My life has been so blessed by these wonderful women.” – from a Hawaii Reach to Recovery volunteer
For help or to volunteer, please call us at 1-800-227-2345.
To support Reach to Recovery and breast cancer research join us for our Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, Saturday, October 22, at Ke’ehi Lagoon Beach Park. Registration opens at 6:00 a.m. with a rolling start from 7:00-8:00 a.m. For more event details, visit www.makingstrideswalk.org/hawaii.