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, Christine Hodgdon writes about the “messy process” of accepting the many new identities that became part of her life after she was diagnosed with cancer.

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September 18, 2017

For Know Stage IV, Danita Jones writes about detours, facing her family history of breast cancer, correcting preconceived ideas about metastatic breast cancer, and choosing to be happy.

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Blog Stories September 15, 2017

September 18, 2017

For Know Stage IV, Dorothy Devine writes about living with gratitude and hope.

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September 18, 2017

For Know Stage IV, Janice Cowden writes about how her breast cancer experience changed from her early-stage diagnosis to her metastatic diagnosis, and how her oncologist started treating her differently.

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September 18, 2017

For Know Stage IV, Katherine O'Brien tells us what she's learned during her 8 years of advocacy work.

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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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September 18, 2017

For Know Stage IV, Rachel Fournier writes about keeping life for her kids as normal as possible for as long as possible while she faces metastatic breast cancer.

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September 18, 2017

For Know Stage IV, Valerie Roybal writes about making the most of the time she has, including embracing her inner artist.

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