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Every time we support people living with lung cancer, we have taken a step forward in the battle against this disease. A lung cancer diagnosis is frightening, regardless of the situation. Everyone can benefit from support and encouragement.

What services does A Breath of Hope offer to lung cancer survivors and families?

TRANSPORTATION: ABOH volunteer drivers provides door to door transportation to and from lung cancer screenings, treatments, or medical appointments for Twin Cities resident lung cancer patients and their caregivers. This is an essential service that makes it possible for lung cancer patients to receive timely medical care that can lead to improved health outcomes.

  • If you are interested in receiving a ride, please call 952-456-2845 or email HERE
  • Fill out waiver and participation agreement online HERE – must be completed prior to services
  • Print waiver and participation agreement HERE

COMPANIONSHIP: ABOH HOPE peer-to-peer companionship volunteers have been through the cancer journey and simply want to help others. Their role is to listen and offer hope and companionship during the emotional roller coaster of a cancer diagnosis.

HOPE companions may provide support to patients and caregivers through texts, phone calls, coffee dates, virtual or in-person meetings. Connecting with a HOPE companion who has experienced a cancer diagnosis can provide a great deal of support and connection.

  • To be matched with a HOPE companion, please call our 952-456-2845 or email HERE
  • Fill out waiver and participation agreement online HERE – must be completed prior to services
  • Print waiver and participation agreement HERE

AWARENESS & EDUCATION: ABOH speakers provide public presentations scheduled by ABOH staff about lung cancer, screening, and available resources and services. They carry important messages to the public about this underserved cancer. They also educate survivors and their families about the resources ABOH offers to survivors and caregivers, including the Animated Patient’s Guide to Lung Cancer, a free resource for patients and families who wish to learn more about a lung cancer diagnosis and their treatment options.

EDUCATION AND SUPPORT GROUPS FOR SURVIVORS & FAMILIES: ABOH offers virtual support groups for survivors and caregivers, as well as those who are grieving a loved one lost to lung cancer. Each group offers opportunities for learning, discussion and support and is led by professional facilitators. Learn more about our support groups.

What is an A Breath of Hope Support Volunteer?

Support volunteers are people who have been personally touched by cancer and want to volunteer their time to help others cope with lung cancer. Some are survivors, some have lost loved ones. All support volunteers have experienced the pain and fear evoked by a cancer diagnosis personally or in their closer circles, and are willing to volunteer their time to others.

If you or someone you know would make a great support volunteer, please contact us or fill out a volunteer application HERE.

Patient support services are provided to patients and their families being treated through one of our healthcare partners:

  • Abbott Northwestern Hospital
  • Fairview Riverside Hospital
  • Mercy Hospital
  • North Memorial Health Hospital
  • Regions Hospital
  • United Hospital
  • Minneapolis VA Health Care
  • Minnesota Oncology

If you are interested in becoming a health care partner, please call 952-456-2845 or email HERE.

Testimonial  

“My husband found out he needed radiation for twenty consecutive days and even with our five adult children, finding rides was difficult. My kids had to take vacation time from work just to drive him to appointments. One day our nurse, Jody, handed us an A Breath of Hope brochure and said ‘They’re waiting for you to call.’ I called the office and gave them my husband’s treatment schedule. They matched us up with a volunteer right away. I thought, ‘oh boy this is a lifesaver.’ Our A Breath of Hope Ambassadors are just wonderful. They’re here on time and they’re friendly. There’s no guesswork. You don’t know how much of a lifesaver this program has been. We are so thankful.” – LeaAnn Eng