More volunteers needed for the American Cancer Society
Mar 21, 2011
Breast cancer survivors and anyone who wishes to fight breast cancer can volunteer for the American Cancer Society (ACS), which recently held a meeting in southwest Missouri seeking more recruits, according to News-Leader.com.
Those with access to a car can serve as drivers for breast cancer patients who need transportation for medical appointments. These recruits would be known as Road to Recovery volunteers.
At the same time, those who have survived breast cancer can become a guide to other women through the Reach to Recovery Program.
The ACS is even offering those experienced in cosmetology the opportunity to volunteer and give tips on beauty care to breast cancer patients who may be experiencing chemotherapy side effects.
The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 200,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Almost 2,000 men also develop the disease annually.
Recent studies have shown that greater social quality of life, including the quality of friendships, can increase mood and survival in women with breast cancer. Volunteering could be one way to expand one's social involvement.