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.