"7th Friend" Volunteer Program
The journey through cancer can be a frightening, confusing, and lonely time for cancer patients and their loved ones. Having a listening, empathetic ear from someone who has also experienced their own battle with cancer can help ease the worry and anxiety. VV's support programs and services are designed with the goal of assuring no one has to walk the cancer journey alone.
Our 7th Friend Program (based on the poem "Comforters") has been designed specifically to provide practical assistance, support, and encouragement on a one-on-one basis for patients and caregivers. VV's specially trained "7th Friends" are available for a visit over the phone, via email, at the treatment centers and our Hospitality Centre.
Breast Cancer Friends are breast cancer survivors who are eager to encourage and walk beside you as you go through your own journey. If you or a family member or friend would like to speak to a 7th Friend or Breast Cancer Friend, call (316) 682-7400.