Community Outreach

Program support is needed

Raising awareness about a woman’s need for support and friendship during cancer treatment is a very important part of our messaging. Breast Friends provides speakers and presenters to large and small groups alike. Our presentations include vital medical, social, emotional and physical information targeted to ensuring that each woman is able to get the support she needs. Laced with humor, encouragement and insight, these presentations are an important way for the work of helping women from diagnosis through treatment to continue.

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Thriving Beyond Cancer in Your Community

Breast Friends has developed and has been conducting Thriving Beyond Cancer workshops and retreats for several years in Portland, OR. Due to the tremendous success of the program, we are responding to the need and desire to bring this program to areas outside of Portland, OR.

We are inviting partnerships with hospitals as a way to extend their support services to their patients at a fraction of the cost of creating and developing your own “Thriving” workshop.

Public Speaking and Appearances

Bringing Our Message of Hope to the community…

Breast Friends is dedicated not only to helping the survivors in our community, but we are also focused on teaching the friends and family how to be a willing participant in her overall recovery. We reach out to the community in the following areas
•    Speeches to civic organizations and clubs
•    Educational presentations at medical conferences and health fairs

Speeches to civic organizations and clubs:
Our co-founders are dedicated to sharing messages of hope with survivors and their support network. Our goal is to reach as many people as possible to share the role they will play in the overall recovery of their friends and family members during cancer. Through personal story-telling and humor, your audience will learn the tools they need to be better examples of support. Talks range from 20-45 minutes and can be customized to meet your group’s specific time commitments.

Health Fairs and Conventions

Meeting Survivors Everywhere

Breast Friends participates in local health fairs and expositions regarding cancer and other women’s issues. It is our mission to develop an awareness of the multiple support options available for women with cancer before they are needed. Women will be better prepared if that time comes and they will be able to support our work on behalf of women who have been diagnosed and are in need of support and encouragement. (Participation is limited to areas with a Breast Friends local affiliate and availability)

Continuing Education

Breast Friends has developed a seminar on “Survivorship.” This program is directed at nurses and other medical professionals. It is approximately an hour in length and qualifies for C.E. credit. (fees apply if travel is involved)

Please e-mail us for information, availability, and pricing.

Educational Materials

Breast Friends provides educational materials for the patients, friends, and family members.
Some of our products include:

“A Practical Guide to Breast Cancer Support” – 22 minute DVD
“Tips to Show You Care” – Brochure
“When Mom Has Cancer – Helping Children Cope” – Brochure

Small quantities of materials may be sent free of charge – donations welcome and encouraged! Call for pricing on larger quantities.

 

Resources

FREE LISTINGS: If you provide free services or information to women with breast, ovarian, or other women’s cancers, you can add your link or information at no charge on the national or state resources page.  Please call our national office at 888-386-8048 or submit your request via e-mail.

No cancer patient should ever feel alone, the following sites are available to bring family, friends and loved ones together to provide much needed support.

HealinComfort.com provides links to ‘Free Stuff’ for breast cancer patients. Once you are diagnosed, not only do you have to worry about your health, but also about how you are going to pay for the costs associated with your surgery, treatment, medications, co-pays and more. Thankfully, there are generous people and organizations whose mission it is to make the journey a little easier and take the burden off your wallet.

CaringBridge helps any family going through a health event – not only by letting everyone know what was happening but by bringing that loving, supportive community together. Also offers Support Planner to calendar needs and events that all can help meet.

ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world. Learn more About Clinical Studies and About This Site, including relevant History, Policies, and Laws.

 

Updated: 8/09/2017