If you have compassionate listening skills that cause people turn to them for support…
If you believe that speaking with someone who has already experienced breast cancer – as a patient or as a patient’s loved one – can help relieve stress or be a source of vital information…
Or if you simply want to learn more about general volunteer opportunities with ABCD…
Then, please consider joining us for our April 13th Open House and/or our May Mentor Training programs.
- April 13th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm ABCD’s first Open House – Summit Place, West Allis
An opportunity to learn about ABCD’s distinctive one-to-one support and all the activities behind the scenes that make mentoring strong! Anyone interested in ABCD generally or learning about volunteer opportunities (including but more than mentoring) is welcome.
- May 14th & 21st New Mentor Training in Milwaukee
Our new two-day format begins in the morning through early afternoon and includes free breakfast and lunch.
ABCD New Mentor Training, open to all breast cancer survivors and co-survivors, provides new mentors with the knowledge and skills needed to offer support to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients, and their families and friends, in one-to-one customized mentoring matches.
- Updates from a local breast cancer doctor on what’s new in breast cancer treatment.
- Information on how to recognize depression and other common issues confronting those affected by breast cancer – and how to encourage them to seek help.
- Tools on how to take care of yourself during the mentor process.
- Opportunities to learn and practice effective communications skills.
- Tips and guidance based on real experience from established ABCD mentors.
- Guidance about the legal and ethical issues involved with being an ABCD mentor.
Anyone who has experienced breast cancer as patient, family or friend is welcome to train as an ABCD mentor. Previous contact with ABCD is not necessary.
Please note: generally, being one year from diagnosis is advisable before training as a mentor. However, if you are currently in treatment and interested in being part of ABCD, we encourage you to attend our Open House. If you’d like to discuss the situation in more detail, please call us.
Advance registration is required.
For more information about becoming a mentor, or to register for a training program, please contact us by telephone or email:
(414) 918-9222 ♦ (800) 977-4121 ♦ firstname.lastname@example.org