Re: Connection – Peer-to-Peer Support
One on One Matching Program
Re: Cancer volunteers offer one on one emotional support to individuals who are currently experiencing cancer. Matches are based on a variety of criteria including cancer site, treatments, age and gender. Support is most often done via telephone although some matches communicate by email while others get together in person.
Oncology Center Visitation
Re: Cancer volunteers visit with cancer patients and their families at participating oncology centers, to offer emotional support and information about community recourses during infusion treatments. Oncology center volunteers also inform patients and their families of the many ways Re: Cancer and its volunteers can be of service to them.
Hospital & Cancer Center Visitation
Receiving treatment in the hospital can be one of the most isolating experience for a cancer patient. Specially trained Re: Cancer volunteers visit patients and family members in the hospital setting while offering hope, support and encouragement.