Cancer Screening Advocates are volunteers who undergo a short training session and then reach out to their peers (friends, neighbors, co-workers or family members) and encourage them to be screened for breast cancer. The Advocates receive special “breast health kits” to give to their contacts with information about why screening is important, how to find a local health care provider, and how to pay for screening tests. Screening advocates can be breast cancer survivors, caregivers, or anyone with a passion for prevention and early detection. A screening advocate program is currently being coordinated by the Two Rivers Health Department, contact Makayla at 402.380.8192; My Sister’s Keeper, contact Maxie at 402.541.5803; and the Lincoln Breast Cancer Alliance, contact Angie at 402.314.1234. Komen Nebraska also has a related screening advocate program, called Promise Me operating in Douglas County.
To launch a Screening Advocate program in your area, contact Lori Vidlak.