The Power of One-to-One
Mentors are the heart of ABCD. They know what it feels like to hear, “you have breast cancer.” As an ABCD Mentor, you’ll provide one-to-one emotional support by phone, text or online to people affected by this disease. Our Mentors truly want to give back. They are available to provide as much or as little support as needed, from the moment of diagnosis through treatment and beyond.
All ABCD Mentors are volunteers who are breast cancer survivors or have been a caregiver to a breast cancer patient. Mentors must be at least one year past their last treatment date (unless metastatic).
Each Mentor has completed an eight-hour training specifically developed for ABCD by well-respected professionals to help them best use their personal breast cancer experience to comfort and guide those they will be mentoring. In addition to plenty of role playing to ensure our Mentors are ready to go, ABCD’s interactive training covers:
Confidentiality & Ethics
Roles & Responsibilities
Listening & Communications
Dealing with Emotions
Survivorship & Self-Care
Breast Cancer & Your Sexuality
Ongoing Mentor training
In addition to our training course, as an ABCD Mentor, you’ll also have access to continuing education as well as our Mentor Facebook page, Mentor meetups and more.