Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program Volunteers Sought

Five-Session Training Begins on Monday, September 15, 2014

Why would someone who has had breast cancer volunteer to help others diagnosed with this disease? Here’s what some of the volunteers at the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline have to say:

Estelle of Wantagh: “I have had the privilege of helping other women through the most trying times of their lives. We laughed together, cried together and learned from each other. It has given me a sense of accomplishment as well a certainty that we cannot become complacent about this disease.”

Cindy of Rockville Centre: “I called the hotline when I was diagnosed in 2006 and wanted to give back by being a volunteer.”

Betty of Mineola: “Life has given me so much that I have to give back.”

Most of the volunteers at the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Program are women and men who have had breast cancer and now are helping others cope with this disease.

Volunteers help by doing fundraising, community outreach, publicity and office work, as well as by answering hotline calls. Hotline volunteers provide emotional support, information and referral services to callers with breast health concerns.

The next five-session training cycle will be starting on Monday, September 15, 2014 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Adelphi University School of Social Work in Garden City. The four other sessions are on subsequent Mondays: September 22, 29, October 6 and 13.

Although the program is housed on Long Island, hotline services and telephone counseling are available to callers throughout New York State at 800-877-8077.

For more information about the training and to schedule an appointment for an interview, call Alida Rubenstein, LMSW at 516-877-4315.

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