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Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition to Host Peer Mentor Training in Middletown

Date: April 29, 2015
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Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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IDDLETOWN, DE (April 29, 2015) – The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce a Peer Mentor Support Training for breast cancer survivors at the Hampton Inn in Middletown on June 9. DBCC Peer Mentors are trained survivors who provide free one-on-one support and education to those newly diagnosed with breast cancer.

The session will take place on Tuesday, June 9 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm and a light dinner will be provided. To register, please contact Lois Wilkinson by phone, (302) 672-6435 or by email, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or contact Cathy Holloway by phone, (302) 468-4814 or by email, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). The Hampton Inn is located on 117 Sandhill Drive in Middletown.

“Peer mentors provide an incredible support service by being there for a newly diagnosed patient to provide one-on-one support”, acknowledged Cathy Holloway, Program Director of Education and Survivorship for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. “Having somebody to provide you with guidance, let you know what to expect, and help with the emotional and physical pain you may face is exceptionally helpful and can vastly improve your breast cancer journey. In 2014, the coalition trained 16 new peer mentors to join our 245 active peer mentors who provided one-on-one support, resources and comfort to 253 newly diagnosed women.”

This is a free training and no experience is necessary.  Registration is required and space is limited. Topics include listening skills, the mentorship role, confidentiality, problem solving, handling difficult situations, and reporting requirements. Trainees learn through lecture, interactive activities and role plays.

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About DBCC:

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is a 501(c)(3) organization offering statewide programs and services of education, outreach, and early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Its mission is to create a community where every person diagnosed with breast cancer is a survivor, and fear and doubt are replaced with knowledge and hope.

Headquartered in Wilmington with offices in Sussex and Kent Counties, DBCC’s programs reach diverse communities to deliver messages that address their unique concerns about breast cancer and early detection. Recognizing the barriers of language, culture, and economics, DBCC trains community advocates to educate and encourage women to take responsibility for breast health. DBCC helps women with low incomes or those with little or no insurance to receive free or reduced-cost care.  DBCC also supports the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s advocacy efforts to end breast cancer.  All funds raised for DBCC support programs in Delaware and the neighboring areas in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey.

For more information about the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, call 866-312-DBCC (3222) or visit the website at http://www.debreastcancer.org.