Reach to Recovery

Reach to Recovery

Etymology: AS, reacan, to reach; ME, recoveren, to get back
a national volunteer organization that offers counseling and support to women with breast cancer and their families. Many of the members have had mastectomies themselves.

Reach to Re·cov·ery

(rēch rĕ-kŏv'ĕr-ē)
An American Cancer Society-sponsored program in which breast cancer survivors, who have made a full adjustment to their breast cancer treatment, volunteer their time and services to help women who are diagnosed with breast cancer and their families.
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At the 17th Reach to Recovery International Breast Cancer Support Conference held in Cape Town, South Africa in March 2013, a meeting was held with the Deputy Minister of Health to advocate and lobby for a breast health policy.
I had to wait six months before I could be trained as a Reach to Recovery team member.
Congregational Church Women's Fellowship, Harrington Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Reach to Recovery which was an organization for breast cancer survivors, and other local groups.
One program, Reach to Recovery, provides one-on-one support for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer by matching each woman with an ACS volunteer who has had a similar cancer experience.
But after a breast cancer diagnosis, five years on Rionach is finishing her treatment and is working as a volunteer with Reach To Recovery.
Kyriakidou was awarded by the Breast Cancer Network of Australia when she attended the 15th UICC (International Union Against Cancer) Reach to Recovery International Breast Cancer Support Conference in Brisbane, Australia last week.
Chodaba said that she was very fortunate that her mother was a longtime survivor and a Reach to Recovery volunteer with the American Cancer Society.
She also serves in the church's soup kitchen on Saturdays, takes part in a Volunteers in Medicine Clinic on Fridays and frequently works as a Reach to Recovery volunteer with the American Cancer Society.
The Society's nationwide Reach to Recovery patient-to-patient support program was begun in 1969.
There is also valuable assistance available through the Irish Cancer Society's Reach to Recovery support group.
As Helen, a Reach to Recovery volunteer for more than twenty years, says: "I still don't think enough is being done and I can't help but think if it had been a man's disease much more would have been done.