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REACH OUT A HAND OF COMPASSION: VOLUNTEER

It seems that almost every day we hear about people who are facing the dreaded prospect of dealing with a diagnosis of cancer. Our heart goes out to these people, and we want to do something to help. Sometimes, though, it’s hard to know what to do.

Now, thanks to two programs at Simi Valley Hospital & Health Care Services, you can do something substantial to help. Both of these programs are seeking community volunteers who will work with cancer patients and their families to bring comfort and hope during a very dark time in their lives.

“I Care” sends trained volunteers to the bedside of hospitalized cancer patients to help them deal with the challenges of the disease. “I Can Cope” provides a similar service to the families of newly diagnosed cancer patients, giving them both education and heartfelt caring to help them deal with the days and weeks ahead.

Both programs are offered through a partnership between Simi Valley Hospital and the local chapter of the American Cancer Society.

Training for “I Care” will begin in July, and “I Can Cope” classes will be held in August. For more information on specific dates and times for these training sessions, call Simi Valley Hospital Cancer Services at (805)955-8119.

 

Posted 4-16-01