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Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition to Host Peer Mentor Training In Rehoboth

Date: March 08, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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REHOBOTH BEACH, DE (March 8 2016) – The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce a Peer Mentor Support Training for breast cancer survivors at Brandywine Assisted Living in Rehoboth Beach. 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 Wednesday, March 23, from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm and a light dinner will be provided. To register, please contact Connie Holdridge by phone, (302) 644-6844 or by email, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Brandywine Assisted Living is located on 36101 Seaside Boulevard behind the Giant Food Store.

“Peer mentors are part of the integral support network we offer to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients”, acknowledged Connie Holdridge, Program Manager of Education and Survivorship for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition in Sussex County. “There is nothing like having somebody by your side who has been through a similar journey to provide comfort and help along the way.”

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.