Support Other High-Risk Women
Women at high risk of breast or ovarian cancer often need help along the way, and the support of other high-risk women can be invaluable.
Become a Support Ambassador
If you’re inspired by the idea of providing support for other high-risk women in an activity-based forum, we invite you to apply to become a certified Support Ambassador.
Bright Pink Support Ambassadors facilitate Outreach Groups. Bright Pink’s Outreach Groups provide group support forums for high-risk women around the country. Facilitated by one of our volunteer Bright Pink Support Ambassadors, these monthly support groups provide women at an elevated risk for breast or ovarian cancer, due to a family history or genetic predisposition, with invaluable face-to-face connections with other women living with and through similar challenges and experiences.
To become a Support Ambassador, you must be accepted to and attend Bright Pink University (BPU), a premier training program for volunteer leaders. This virtual training program requires 15 hours of training over a five-week period. During the training, you’ll learn more about Bright Pink, be trained on how to facilitate Outreach, understand the goals you’ll have as an Ambassador and learn strategies for successful program deployment. Even better, you’ll get to work with some of our current Ambassadors and gain a new group of committed friends among your cohort of BPU classmates. The training culminates in formal certification as a Bright Pink Ambassador and the commencement of an 18-month term.
Since our first BPU in July 2013, Bright Pink has certified more than 25 Support Ambassadors to bring this important program to their communities.
Interested in Becoming a Support Ambassador?
As a Bright Pink Support Ambassador, you will help provide much-needed support to other high-risk women in your community. All Support Ambassadors are expected to:
Complete all Bright Pink University virtual training sessions
Complete a post-training review in order to graduate
Participate in biannual performance reviews with Bright Pink Staff
Commit to an 18 month term
Facilitate monthly Outreach Groups
Support growth of the local High-Risk network
Given the intimate nature of Outreach Groups, it’s important for Support Ambassadors to be able to directly contribute by offering their support, perspectives, and experiences as high-risk women.
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Become a PinkPal®
Sometimes, women seeking support prefer a one-to-one experience to discuss their concerns and experiences instead of a group, and Bright Pink’s PinkPal® provides just that. PinkPal matches women at increased or high risk for breast or ovarian cancer with another woman who has had similar experiences and can provide personal mentoring and connection.
“It's such a great thing to be able to talk to someone who just gets it. Even as a mentor, I find myself learning and growing through others. Thanks BP!”
As a PinkPal® mentor, you will provide guidance and support to other high-risk women by sharing your personal experiences and listening to the feelings and concerns of others. In order to become a mentor, we also ask that you complete the PinkPal® application below.
To best meet the needs of participants, we ask that PinkPal® mentors:
Are at Increased or high risk for breast and ovarian cancer and have undergone genetic testing with positive, negative, or inconclusive results
Are at least six months post genetic testing
Are at least six months post cancer treatment (if a cancer survivor)
Have developed and implemented a proactive strategy for your breast and ovarian health in conjunction with a trusted medical professional
Join the PinkPal® Program Today!
We ask that all interested parties fill out our PinkPal® application. While all personal medical information is voluntary, the more you provide, the more specific your match. Once your application has been evaluated, you will be scheduled for a brief phone interview. For additional questions or more information, email our PinkPal® administrator Liz Perri at [email protected].