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Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition to Host Peer Mentor Training in Elkton

Date: January 11, 2017
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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ELKTON, MD (January 11, 2017) – The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce a Peer Mentor Support Training for breast cancer survivors in Elkton, Maryland. 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 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD on Saturday, February 4, from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. A light breakfast 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)

“Peer mentors serve as of vital support to the newly diagnosed breast cancer patients we meet,” acknowledged Cathy Holloway, Program Director of Education and Survivorship for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. “Having someone by your side who has been through a similar diagnosis and journey can be transformative.”

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. Union Hospital is located on 106 Bow Street in Elkton.

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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.
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