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July 8, 2016

Adelphi Hotline Seeks Young Women and Women of Color Breast Cancer Survivors

News from the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline
Contact: Lyn Dobrin, 516-997-8545

July 7, 2016
Adelphi Hotline Seeks Young Women and Women of Color Breast Cancer Survivors

The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program is seeking to diversify its volunteer base by especially inviting young women and women of color who have had breast cancer to become part of its volunteer corps.

“Our goal is to be there for all women with breast cancer concerns,” says Alida Rubenstein, the program’s volunteer/hotline coordinator. “That means that our volunteer base needs to be as diverse as the people who are calling us.” Rubenstein says that young and younger women are calling the hotline and it is helpful for them to be able to speak with young women who have been through what they are experiencing.

The 3-session free training will be held on three consecutive Wednesdays in September: September 14, 21 and 28, from 5 to 8 pm. “We’ve streamlined our training,” says Rubenstein, “to make it easier for busy young women to participate.” Once the women complete their training, they are able to select hours that fit into their schedules. Their jobs will be to answer the hotline and provide information and emotional support to callers. They can also do outreach at community events.

For more information about the training and to schedule an appointment for an interview, call Alida Rubenstein, LMSW at 516-877-4315.

To reach the Breast Cancer Hotline, call 800-877-8077. You are not alone.


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