Volunteer Testimonials

Estelle B.

estellebarton“I have been a hotline volunteer since about 1996 and feel that I
have had the privilege of helping other women through the most
trying times of their lives. We laughed together, cried together
and learned from each other.”

-Estelle B.
Survivor Since: 1994
Volunteer Since: 1996

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 Debra T.

debra T.“I discovered the 8-week support group offered by the Adelphi NY
Statewide Breast Cancer Program and it was inspiring. After I
attended the support group I decided I wanted to volunteer
my own time to the program and help other women.”

-Debra T.
Survivor Since: 2012
Volunteer Since: 2013


Robin H.

Robin H.“My advice for women battling breast cancer is to accept
the help that is offered to you. Women are nurturers, mothers
and wives and we want to do everything on our own. Sometimes
the hardest thing can be just letting someone help you.”

-Robin H.
Survivor Since: 2005
Volunteer Since: 2006


Diane G.

Diane G.“After being diagnosed I called the Adelphi
hotline, blasting them with questions. The
woman on the other side of the phone
stopped me and said, “Let me introduce
myself. My name is Barbara and I’m a
breast cancer survivor.” At that moment I
knew that I too, wanted to be a volunteer.”

-Diane G.
Survivor Since: 1999
Volunteer Since: 2001

Roslyn I.

Roslyn I.“I am the metastatic specialty volunteer for the hotline
and I take all calls related to metastasis because I can
relate to these women. My favorite part about working
at the hotline is being able to help women that are
diagnosed sort out the information overload brought
on by today’s technology and help these devastated
women start to take some control back in their lives.”

-Roslyn I.
Survivor Since: 1993
Volunteer Since: 1999

Barbara B.

Barbara B.“The best part of the hotline is my contact with
other women who often feel better after speaking
to someone with a similar experience.”

-Barbara B.
Survivor Since: 1997 & 2010
Volunteer Since: 1998



Rosalind C.

Rosalind C.“I volunteer because I want to give back to the
program all the support that I received during my
breast cancer diagnosis, mastectomy and treatment.
My hotline and outreach volunteer work has been
and continues to be extremely rewarding.”

-Rosalind C.
Survivor Since: 1993
Volunteer Since: 1995


Jeannie R.

jeannie R.“Being passionate about what I do, especially helping others
in dealing with breast cancer, makes me feel that I have made a
difference in a person’s life. It’s very important for all men and
women to know that my having been a survivor for 27 years speaks
volumes about the wonderful strides that we have made in dealing
with breast cancer. Volunteering for me is so important, because we,
as survivors, will continue to thrive and help others in need.”

-Jeannie R.
Survivor Since: 1986
Volunteer Since: 1992

Alice S.

alices“I have been volunteering at the Adelphi NY Statewide
Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Programsince 2001.
The people here are terrific and the services provided are wonderful.”

-Alice S.
Survivor Since: 1998
Volunteer Since: 2001



Chris A.

chrisa“I have been a hotline volunteer with the
Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer
Hotline & Support Program since 2009. I
love helping other women.”

-Chris A.
Survivor Since: 2007
Volunteer Since: 2009


Diane K.

dianek“I have worked in the health field all my
professional life and know the importance of
good support and accurate information. I believe
strongly in the work done here.”

-Diane K.
Volunteer Since: 2007



 Marcie R.

marcie“I originally joined the program to ‘give back’ after
my successful treatment for breast cancer. What I
quickly learned was that I gained much more than I gave.
Speaking with newly diagnosed women and providing an ear
as well as helpful information was rewarding and fulfilling;
but, the unexpected reward was getting to know other
volunteers. What a wonderful, inspiring group!”

-Marcie R.
Survivor Since: 2008
Volunteer Since:

 Narges R.

narges“Cancer’s hint, your Stay on Earth
is temporary. Live, love, smile, walk
with a friend in the garden.”

-Narges R.
Survivor Since: 1977 & 1998
Volunteer Since:



Pat N.

pat“Knowing exactly what it is like to go through
and being able to make their experience easier
is what motivates me to stay involved with the hotline.”

-Pat N.
Survivor Since: 2001
Volunteer Since:






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