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Become an ABCD Mentor – New Mentor Training is April 21 & 28

Breast Cancer Survivors and Co-Survivors Can Mean the World  to those Experiencing Breast Cancer Now  Register for April’s New Mentor Training

April 21 and 28 ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis will host its annual “spring training” training for anyone interested in becoming a mentor.  Mentors provide personalized one-to-one telephone support to those currently on a breast cancer journey.  All mentors complete training and are professionally supported.

This program is free and open to anyone who has experienced breast cancer as a patient, family or friend.  Training on April 21 and 28 commences at 8:45 am and is complete at 3:15 pm.

Sessions cover a medical update, coping with depression and self-care, legal and ethical issues of mentoring and effective listening skills.  These and other topics are designed to prepare mentors to provide the quality of personal support that has made ABCD renowned.  Currently confirmed presenters include:  Hanadi Bu-Ali, MD – Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare; Carrie Ripp, MSW – Stillwaters Cancer Support Center;  Virginia R. Finn, JD; and Jane Hathaway.

Previous involvement with ABCD is not necessary. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Please note that patients in initial treatment should not plan to train as a mentor yet.  Generally, being one year from diagnosis is advisable.

For more information or to register, contact: Terimarie Degree at 414.977.1784 or terimarie@abcdmentor.org.

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.