Bosom Buddies, a breast cancer support and education program of the Women’s Center of Jacksonville, is actively seeking breast cancer survivors who have a desire to help women who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer.
Through a grant from the Florida Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Bosom Buddies will train survivors as advocates to accompany women with need of support who are looking for guidance and encouragement.
Advocates will support breast cancer patients with the following:
Help schedule medical appointments
Attend appointments with the patient
Listen and take notes at appointments
Review information with the patient
Emotionally support and encourage the patient
Advocates must be one year post diagnosis, be available during weekday hours to accompany patients, have reliable transportation and be able to attend a two-hour training to be held on Thursday, March 3, 2011, from 10 a.m. to noon. Training will be held at the Women’s Center of Jacksonville, 5644 Colcord Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32211.
Applicants may make an appointment to fill out an application, followed by a brief interview, at the Women’s Center of Jacksonville. For more information, please call the Bosom Buddies office, 722-3000 Ext. 224.
The mission of the Women's Center of Jacksonville is to support and empower women by nurturing mind, body, and spirit and by advocating for the dignity and respect of all women. www.womenscenterof jax.org
Women's Center of Jacksonville
Sharing the heart to heart experiences of breast cancer
The Bosom Buddies Program at the Women’s Center of Jacksonville is dedicated to improving the lives of women affected by breast cancer. Compassionately and respectfully, we educate, support and advocate so that women are empowered to make informed decisions concerning their health.
The Bosom Buddies Program provides:
COMMUNITY EDUCATION PRESENTATIONS
Free breast health/breast cancer educational presentations are available to groups within the greater Jacksonville area. Presentations are targeted to specific audience requirements and breast health/ breast cancer educational materials are provided at each presentation.
INFORMATION RESOURCE CENTER
Bosom Buddies provides free educational materials for women diagnosed with breast cancer, those at high-risk, and those who are interested in learning more about breast cancer. Bosom Buddies also provides information and referrals to women looking for resources in the greater Jacksonville community.
Bosom Buddies hosts a weekly breast cancer support group meeting on Monday evenings from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the Women's Center of Jacksonville. The support group focuses on “caring and sharing” and “survivorship education”, providing the opportunity for breast cancer survivors to share their personal cancer journey experiences and learn ways to increase quality of life. The group consists of women in all stages of their cancer journey: newly diagnosed women, women in treatment, women who are now cancer-free, and occasionally caregivers. New members are always welcome! Call 904.722.3000 Ext.224.