HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)-The entire month of October, we've been talking about breast cancer and the programs and services the American Cancer Society here in Hawaii provides for anyone diagnosed with breast cancer. This last segment we'll be talking about emotional support.
The American Cancer Society's Reach to Recovery Program pairs breast cancer patients with volunteers who are breast cancer survivors. The goal is to share and comfort women through their emotional journey, and be available to answer questions about family, children, dealing with treatments, etc. The program matches women by cancer type, treatment, age and family situation. Call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 to register.
How to Cope - Guidelines from the American Cancer Society
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a 5-mile, noncompetitive walk from Richardson Field to Ford Island and back. It takes place Saturday, October 29. Registration opens at 7 a.m. and the walk begins at 8 a.m. It is an event that raises awareness and dollars to make strides to end breast cancer by finding cures and supporting programs and services for all people facing the disease.
Register online at www.makingstrideshonolulu.org or call (808) 432-9133.
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