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September 15, 2015
 

New Online Chat for Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline


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

New Online Chat for Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline

People concerned about breast cancer are now able to chat online with a social worker or breast cancer survivor through a new service offered by the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program. The Adelphi program, the oldest breast cancer hotline in the country and located on Long Island, has been providing emotional support and information to New Yorkers for 35 years. Says program supervisor Heather Edmonson, “Our history has always been to respond to needs in the community. Now with so many people comfortable communicating online, we are making our one-to-one services available through this on-line chat.”

Those wishing to speak with a social worker or survivor should log on to breast-cancer.adelphi.edu during weekdays, 9 to 5, and click on CHAT. They will either reach someone immediately or receive a message that someone will get back to them shortly.

The hotline, which can be reached at 800-877-8077, is still in operation seven days a week, but Edmonson says the online chat is yet another way to make sure that people get the help they want. “Our motto is ‘you are not alone,’” she says, “and whether it’s on the phone or through the internet we want to be there for people.”

 

 
 
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