PinkPal® One-on-One Peer Support provides one-on-one matching to young women who are at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer. Pairings are made between a woman going through a specific, high-risk issue, and a fellow high-risk individual who has already gone through a similar process.
PinkPal® is a unique resource for high-risk young women, created to provide personalized mentoring as they asses their personal risk and develop strategies to prevent breast and ovarian cancer, or detect them early.
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PinkPal® is a peer support “matchmaking” service for young women at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer—only without the romance and fancy dates! This program pairs a participant with a PinkPal who is uniquely able to offer positive encouragement and support because she has already been through a similar experience.
To be paired with a PinkPal®, we ask that you complete our online questionnaire. Providing this health-related information is voluntary, but the more information you supply, the easier it will be to match you with your perfect PinkPal®!
After we review your questionnaire, our PinkPal® Coordinator will hold a brief screening call with you to determine your match preferences. Once a match has been made, you’ll receive an email from your PinkPal®, and the rest is up to you! Participants and PinkPals may communicate by phone, email, or, if possible, they may meet in person. You and your PinkPal® have the freedom to do whatever provides you with a comfortable, fun way to get the support you need. Each pair is unique and can determine the depth and extent of their relationship.
PinkPals® are volunteers who offer guidance and support to other high-risk women by sharing their personal experiences and listening to the feelings and concerns of others. To become a PinkPal®, you must complete our online questionnaire where you will
be asked to describe your experiences with breast and ovarian cancer. This information will help us match you with a participant in the PinkPal® program.
Once your application has been evaluated, you will be scheduled for a brief phone interview. If selected, we will provide you with training that will prepare you to listen compassionately and share your story.
To best meet the needs of participants, we ask that PinkPal® volunteers:
For questions or more information, email PinkPal® Coordinator Liz Perri at Liz@BeBrightPink.org.