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Patient Support Volunteer- Peer to Peer Companion

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ORGANIZATION: A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation

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Lung cancer places a great burden on families, and some lung cancer patients lack the support they
need to achieve the best outcomes during their journey. Lung cancer carries an unkind stigma that often leaves patients feeling shamed and blamed. A Breath of Hope works to reduce the burden of lung cancer by offering services to fill in the care gaps. Hope and positive energy are known to bring healing. Every time we support lung cancer patients and their families, we have made a step forward in our battle to save lives and improve quality of life during the journey.

ABOH volunteer Peer-to-Peer Companions have been through the cancer journey and simply want to help others. Their role is to listen and offer hope and companionship during the emotional roller coaster of a cancer diagnosis. They provide emotional support to patients and caregivers through texts, phone calls, coffee dates, and virtual or in-person meetings. Connecting with an ABOH companion who has experienced a cancer diagnosis can provide a great deal of support and connection.

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About A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation

Location:

801 Twelve Oaks Center Dr. Suite 810, Wayzata, MN 55391, US

Mission Statement

Defeating Lung Cancer, Bringing Hope Worldwide! A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation fights lung cancer by funding innovative U.S. lung cancer research, raising awareness and supporting lung cancer patients and families.

Description

A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation was founded in 2008 by a group of lung cancer patients who were concerned about the lack of awareness and research funding for lung cancer, the deadliest of all cancers. Societal blame has long held lung cancer in the shadow of other less deadly cancers, leaving a public that does not understand the risks, nor recognize symptoms. Currently, only 23% of those diagnosed will live five years following their diagnosis, and 60% of those diagnosed are nonsmokers. To raise awareness about lung cancer is to create a path toward improved wellness, earlier detection, and an increased survival rate. To this end, A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation holds events to raise awareness and help fund research focused on creating more survivors in our country. We also host programs that provide rides, companionship, and support groups to those who face cancer without the support they need.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Community, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Minneapolis, MN 55404

(44.96055,-93.26167)
 

SKILLS

  • Patient Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Support volunteers have the freedom to volunteer as often as they wish and may say no when the companionship visit doesn’t work for them. ABOH does not require a minimum time commitment. Visits can be provided in-person, via telephone and virtually.
  • • Companions must have experience with lung cancer and an empathetic personality that brings comfort • Adhere to HIPPA laws and appropriate boundaries • Ability to work with diverse individuals to foster a culturally inclusive environment

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