A certified yoga instructor and a dedicated basketball player who’s part of two leagues. A navy Vet and a genealogy buff. Pet owners and parents. One made the weekly commute from New York to Baltimore to care for their loved one. Another enjoys women’s basketball and still another enjoys a good board game or a bi of time playing video games.
Meeting a new class of Support Volunteers is always an adventure – and a stark reminder that cancer doesn’t see age or class, socioeconomic status or geography. It’s also a wonderful, inspiring reminder that cancer can’t stop generosity, thoughtfulness and kindness. Our latest class of Support Volunteers includes people with a mix of interests and experiences. But they find common ground in their shared commitment to making cancer just a bit more manageable and a bit less scary.
“Each training is a reassurance that this program is here to connect survivors with others who are having some of their most difficult times of their lives,” said CHN Executive Director Cynthia Gutierrez Bernstein. “I am in awe of the survivors and caregivers who become our Support Volunteers. They are willing to share and re-live and listen so that they can make a difference in another person’s life.”
- Kelsie – Caregiver, Lung Stage 4
- Linda – Pancreatic Stage 3
- Robin – Pre- B Cell ALL
- Brian – Testicular Stage 2
- Joe – Colon Stage 4
- Judy – Breast Stage 1 Estrogen and Progesterone+
This class joins more than 400+ Support Volunteers already committed to providing peer mentoring for cancer patients and the people who love them. To connect with these, or one of our other volunteers, please call our Programs Team at 877-HOPENET or visit cancerhopenetwork.org.