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Causes: Breast Cancer, Unknown

Mission: The mission of Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization, Indiana Affiliate is to ensure, through information, empowerment, and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone.

Programs: PROGRAMS AND SERVICESY-ME Peer Counseling Hotline is a 24/7 toll free number linking callers with a breast cancer survivor who is trained and certified as a peer counselor by the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization. Trained survivor peer counselors provide psychological and social support; help callers to discern information and cope; provide resource information on breast cancer topics; and can create custom log-on Y-ME web pages tailored specifically to the caller's needs. Y-ME 'Open Door' Meetings are held frequently throughout the year. Specific topics related to breast cancer are addressed by reputable health care professionals. Questions are answered and peer counselors are available to talk with attendees and promote breast cancer networking. Y-ME Newsletters, The Ribbon and the online Y-ME Indiana PinkLetter, provide informative news on medical issues, announcements of upcoming events and activities, recognition of volunteers and supporters, and inspirational stories of survivors.Y-ME Speakers Bureau offers presentations on the importance of early detection and breast self-examination.Y-ME Breast Cancer Survivors Fashion Show Luncheon, the major celebration fund-raiser, celebrates survivors. Models are breast cancer survivors or their medical care team members.Y-ME Office provides space for meetings, a resource library for use by those facing breast cancer, and administrative support to assist volunteers in the delivery of services.Y-ME Health Care Providers Outreach Committee works with health care providers to meet the needs of people with breast cancer and enlist their support for Y-ME programs. Volunteers regularly supply some 100 medical offices with current Y-ME breast cancer brochures, resource materials, and Y-ME Patient Resource Packets. Conferences address health concerns of the growing number of breast cancer survivors.

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After the unfortunate closing of Y-Me, a lot of people seeking support for breast cancer may feel they have no place to turn. We wanted to be sure that you, your staff, and your volunteers are aware that callers wanting to speak with a breast cancer survivor can call SHARE at 866-891-2392.

At SHARE, we operate a toll-free Breast Cancer Helpline staffed by survivors trained to provide support and encouragement, answer questions, and help callers sort through options and make informed decisions. We can also connect callers with survivors who have had similar experiences. Our helpline is answered live from Monday through Friday, 9:30 AM-5:30 PM. Callers can leave messages at any time of the day or night and calls are returned within 24 hours, but usually sooner.

SHARE BREAST CANCER HELPLINE
866-891-2392
Staffed by trained survivors
Calls answered live Monday-Friday, 9:30 AM-5:30 PM (or leave a message and your call will be returned within 24 hours)

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Donna Faranda at (212) 937-5577 or dfaranda@sharecancersupport.org. Together, we can work to support more people affected by breast cancer.