Community Impact: Hear My Voice Outreach Volunteers

Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s Hear My Voice: Outreach Volunteer Program provides the tools and training to help people living with metastatic breast cancer make a difference in their physical and digital communities. Since the founding of the program in 2015, LBBC has enrolled over 100 volunteers who use their talents and the power of community to educate, connect and support each other and their peers living with a stage IV breast cancer diagnosis. Over 100,000 people in diverse communities nationwide have been reached by the 2015 and 2016 Hear My Voice volunteers.

These pages are a window into the activities and impact of our volunteers. Hear their voices by reading the blog posts below.  In them, they discuss advocacy projects, their individual experiences with metastatic breast cancer, and their thoughts and emotions as they make sense of this diagnosis and life with ongoing cancer treatment. From time to time we also feature the views and voices of caregivers and others. Please bookmark this page and check back often!

This Community Impact page is made possible by a Leadership Sponsorship by Lilly Oncology. Living Beyond Breast Cancer thanks Lilly for its support of LBBC and the women, men, families and communities impacted by metastatic breast cancer.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer is grateful to all the Hear My Voice Outreach Program sponsors.  View the full list of sponsors here.


Community Impact: Volunteers in Action

September 18, 2017

For Know Stage IV, Kirby Lewis writes about the multiple “birthdays” he celebrates, including the anniversaries of milestones in his breast cancer treatment.

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September 18, 2017

For Know Stage IV, Kristen Kilmer writes about the “world of loss” that those in the metastatic breast cancer community face, and honors members of the 2017 class of Hear My Voice Outreach Volunteer who have died this year.

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Blog Stories September 15, 2017

September 18, 2017

For Know Stage IV, Martha Carlson writes about life as a sick person who doesn’t look sick.

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August 23, 2017

This is the second half of a sermon Hear My Voice Outreach Volunteer Dorothy Devine gave on July 7, 2017, to an audience of about 60.

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Blog Stories August 23, 2017

August 16, 2017

This is the first half of a sermon Hear My Voice Outreach Volunteer Dorothy Devine gave on July 7, 2017, to an audience of about 60.

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Blog Stories August 14, 2017

July 10, 2017

"I left the Capitol, tired, relieved, and once again feeling blessed that somehow something I said during these meetings might resonate and make a difference."

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Blog Stories July 10, 2017

March 2, 2017

Healing Odyssey retreats create a safe, supportive environment staffed by cancer professionals and trained survivors.

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February 13, 2017

Hear My Voice volunteer Felicia Johnson says "Would I wither under the power and pressure of cancer’s silence? The answer was emphatically 'no.' I refused to shrink away. The silence had to be broken. I was determined to use my voice to reach other women."

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Blog Stories February 13, 2017

January 17, 2017

We have all heard it. The well-meaning advice, especially right after our initial breast cancer diagnosis.

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Blog Stories January 17, 2017

November 20, 2016

In this Q&A for National Family Caregiver’s Month, Gary Bartnicki shares his experience coping with the metastatic diagnosis of his wife, Lynn, and his approach to caregiving. 

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