Be the Boss Over Cancer

This resource is listed under: Support Services

Web Site: http://www.friend4life.org

Phone Number: 502-893-0643

Description: Established in 1988, Friend for Life is a network of cancer survivors and co-survivors (caregivers) who serve as trained volunteers, providing one-on-one emotional and psychosocial support to persons recently diagnosed with cancer, and their loved ones. Facing cancer with someone who has been through a similar experience helps restore a sense of stability during a tumultuous time and to navigate the path through diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

Support is provided by cancer survivors or caregivers who have received training by healthcare professionals to prepare them for their role as peer mentors. Support is available for persons diagnosed with cancer for the first time, for those with recurrence and metastasis. Friend for Life knows that a cancer affects more than the person with the diagnosis, and also provides support for loved ones.