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 at least 1 year past completing treatment (with the exception of hormone replacement therapy), living with metastatic/Stage IV disease, or a friend, family, or caregiver of a breast cancer patient.
Each Mentor has been interviewed, screened, and completed a comprehensive training program specifically developed for ABCD to help them best use their personal breast cancer experience to comfort and guide those they will be mentoring. ABCD’s interactive training covers:
Confidentiality & Ethics
Roles & Responsibilities
Listening & Communications
Open Mentor Panel Discussion
Breast Cancer 101
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.