Volunteers sought to help breast cancer survivors

The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program is expanding its volunteer corps to include breast cancer survivors throughout New York state.

Previously, volunteers had to live in the New York metropolitan area, where the hotline is located.

The Adelphi hotline was established in 1980 by the Adelphi University School of Social Work and is staffed by professionally trained and supervised volunteers who are breast cancer survivors, as well as social workers. Volunteers offer information regarding mammography screening referrals, treatment, support services and survivorship resources, as well as “Peer to Peer,” which matches individuals to survivors with similar diagnoses and treatment.

Training will begin on Oct. 30 with three more sessions held on Nov. 6, 13 and 20, all from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Virtual attendance at all four sessions is required.

To find out more, contact Nina Foley, volunteer and hotline coordinator, at 516-877-4315 or email her at nfoley@adelphi.edu.

For help with breast cancer concerns, call the hotline 800-877-8077.

Starting at $1.44/week.

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