Breast cancer peer counselor training offered
The breast cancer treatment journey can be overwhelming, from diagnosis through treatment. Columbus Regional Health and Pink Ribbon Connection are helping give breast cancer patients the support they need through peer counseling. Peer counselors provide breast cancer patients with a sympathetic ear, support and information from the perspective of a breast cancer survivor.
All breast cancer survivors who have been out of treatment for one year or more are invited to come learn how to be a peer counselor. The training is free and includes dinner. Psychologist Christine Ward will conduct the training, which takes place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 in the Innovation Center at Columbus Regional Hospital.
To learn more about peer counselor training or to sign up to attend this training, visit Pink Ribbon Connection or call 317-255-PINK (7465) or the Breast Health Center at Columbus Regional Health, 812-376-5064.
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