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Peer Mentors Provide:

  • Confidential one-on-one emotional support
  • Up-to-date literature, information and resources
  • Understanding about the importance of Clinical Trials
  • Empathetic listening
  • Shared wisdom from experience
  • Greater understanding of the disease and treatment options
  • Information about questions to ask your medical team
  • Feelings of empowerment and self-efficacy
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Peer Mentor Support Program

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Peer Mentor Support Program provides free one-on-one support and education to those newly diagnosed with breast cancer. When you are diagnosed with breast cancer, it is often helpful to speak with someone who is a survivor and who has been through a similar breast cancer journey.

DBCC Peer Mentors are trained breast cancer survivors who wish to reach out to help and support others with breast cancer. We have a large network of young breast cancer survivors eager and willing to help other young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer.

The DBCC has taken on a key role in providing education about clinical trials to those newly diagnosed with breast cancer. DBCC Peer Mentors are prepared to help newly diagnosed breast cancer patients understand why clinical trials are important, how they work, how they advance cancer care and research, and how participants are protected.

If you are newly diagnosed, are currently in treatment, are experiencing a recurrence, or are a long- term survivor who needs someone to talk to, our Peer Mentors are here to help you. They can also offer support to spouses, partners, family members and caregivers.

Help and Support are just a phone call away.

New Castle County

Cathy Holloway
(302) 778-1102 ext. 13
cholloway (at) debreastcancer.org

Kent County

Lois Wilkinson
(302) 672-6435
lwilkinson (at) debreastcancer.org

Sussex County

Connie Holdridge
(302) 644-6844 or (302) 841-7455
choldridge (at) debreastcancer.org