TALK WITH A PEER MENTOR FOR SUPPORT
Do you have a new diagnosis? Have you been diagnosed with the breast cancer gene? Are you in active treatment and just want some support? Would you like to be connected with others that have experienced breast cancer?
Pink Peers is our one-on-one mentorship program. It is a fellowship of volunteer breast cancer survivor mentors who are matched with mentees, those with breast cancer who request support.
The Pink Peers are Peer mentors who are trained by a licensed clinical social worker. Each is a survivor of breast cancer, herself. They can listen to you and talk through worries or concerns that you may have. These advocates are here to encourage you along this journey.
More About Pink Peers Mentorship Program
Mentoring is very special! When that bond is made with a mentee, they open up and share those deep emotions that need to come out. Selfishly, I get so much personal satisfaction knowing I’ve helped…that in turn helps me continue on my breast cancer journey. Communicating with other breast cancer patients is extremely therapeutic and healing. By sharing that communication I am able to help other women on their journeys.
Being a Pink Link mentor has given me the opportunity to connect with other Pink Sisters and be a part of an awesome support community. I remember how terrified I was when I was first diagnosed with breast cancer. Talking with my Pink Link mentor was an anchor I hung onto until I was able to learn more about my treatment plan. Just knowing that there were so many gals that not only survived breast cancer, but could thrive was a huge encouragement to me. Going to the Revive Retreat was a life-changer for me! I truly felt empowered to move on from cancer patient to survivor-thriver! I feel passionate about being a Pink Link mentor because I want to be that lifeline for other women who’s world has been turned upside down just as my mentor did for me!
I’m a Pink Link mentor because I feel that I can give newly-diagnosed women hope that they can make it through the breast cancer journey. It’s a way for me to make something good out of a dark time in my own life.
My favorite part of being a mentor is when I hear that someone feels better after talking to me. Knowing that someone else has navigated the road they’re on helps them continue on. When they can talk about what they’re feeling without being judged or taking on their friends’ or families’ emotions, I feel like I’ve played an important part in their healing.
Speaking of healing, somehow being a mentor has helped me in my own recovery. I feel better when I can take some of the fear away from a newly diagnosed woman, or listen to someone as they’re anticipating chemo or surgery. It helps me see how far I’ve come since my own diagnosis.
Mentoring has provided me a way to turn the negativity of my cancer diagnosis into a positive. I am thankful that I have the opportunity to help other women and their families during such difficult and scary times.
I feel truly blessed to be a Pink Link mentor and it has been a bright light in my own cancer journey! I have really enjoyed meeting other breast cancer survivors and their families. The friendships made through Pink Lemonade have been ones that I would not have otherwise had and I am grateful that I am able to provide guidance and support.
I was greatly impacted by my Pink Link mentor when I was newly diagnosed. I felt relief and support immediately and wanted to offer the same type of help to others. I believe that speaking to others who have been through similar diagnoses, treatment, surgeries and recovery can provide much needed comfort during such a difficult time.
Mentees must complete a mentor request form below to request being assigned to a mentor. Pink Lemonade Project staff and our healthcare partners help match each mentee to appropriate mentors.
Information entered below may be shared with a licensed clinical social worker or nurse navigator to help connect you to the best peer mentor. All volunteers agree to keep conversations strictly confidential. In emergency situations, when disclosure is necessary for the life or safety of our clients or another individual, Pink Lemonade Project staff will notify medical professionals and/or authorities. We have mentors who speak English, Spanish, Russian and Japanese.
Pink Lemonade Project is interested in expanding the number of mentors that we have. To become a mentor, you must be a breast cancer survivor and have attended one of our retreats or events in the past. In particular we are interested in new mentors who speak Russian or Spanish, or other languages. New mentors are also required to participate in a training by our team of clinical social workers.
If you mentored someone or contacted a mentee, please fill out the form below.
If you were contacted by a mentor and want to provide feedback, please fill out the form below.