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Volunteer Testimonials

Our volunteers know what you are going through.


Estelle B.

“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.”

Survivor Since: 1994
Volunteer Since: 1996

» Read Estelle’s full story

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.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

Survivor Since: 1986
Volunteer Since: 1992


Alice S.

“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.”

Survivor Since: 1998
Volunteer Since: 2001


Chris A.

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

Survivor Since: 2007
Volunteer Since: 2009


Diane K.

“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.”

Volunteer Since: 2007


Marcie R.

“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!”

Survivor Since: 2008
Volunteer Since:


Narges R.

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

Survivor Since: 1977 & 1998
Volunteer Since:


Pat N.

“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.”

Survivor Since: 2001
Volunteer Since:


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For further information, please contact:

Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program
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Support Hotline: 800.877.8077