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February 12, 2005

Albany- The Reach to Recovery Breast Cancer program trains cancer survivors to reach out to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. The program has been going on for more than 20 years and organizers feel it's needed to help women cope.

Community Manager Marilyn Fowler says, "Most everyone that's gone through the program that comes to one of these trainings will tell us that they're here because when they were going this surgery, when they were going through cancer, someone was there to support them."

 American Cancer Society volunteer and trainer Fay Isele says, "A reach to recovery volunteer was in my house within three or four days after I was diagnosed. She meant a lot to me and for me to be able to return that gesture to other people is very important to me." 

Volunteers to the program must be cancer survivors and are encouraged to call 1-800-A-C-S-2345 for information.

Posted at 8:38 AM by len.kiese@walb.com