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ABCD understands that everyone is affected by a loved one’s diagnosis.Greg and Jackie Williams..

When Greg’s wife Jackie was diagnosed with breast cancer, he could not “fix” it, which was frustrating for him because he is a service manager at a local auto dealership. But he could “be there” for her, and so he was.

It was important that Greg share Jackie’s cancer battle. He confesses to “feeling powerless,” but he went with Jackie to doctors appointments and treatment sessions. Jackie always carried a notebook and Greg “tried to keep up with her” and made sure that he understood what was being said by all the healthcare providers.

Greg didn’t realize it at the time, but having an ABCD mentor for himself would have made his journey less stressful, too. So when he found out that ABCD encouraged family and friends of breast cancer survivors to become mentors, he signed up for training. Since 2003, he has “been there” for today’s patients, as an ABCD Family and Friends mentor. “Whether I have one conversation or several, I encourage husbands and partners to believe that ‘being there’ makes a difference.”

ABCD is offering mentor training specifically designed for new Family and Friends mentors.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

8:45 A.M. – 3:15 P.M. at Summit Place, West Allis

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN ABCD MENTOR,  PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE  at 414.977.1780 or 800-471-0322

Become a Mentor

Mentors are volunteers who have experienced breast cancer as a patient, family or friend - and who believe that everyone should have support when battling breast cancer. Initial and ongoing training is provided. Be part of the power of one-to-one breast cancer support.

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