January 21, 2013
For More Information Contact
Barbara Noel, Marketing Specialist
The Hands of Hope program is looking for caring volunteers who may be interested in extending a helping hand to those patients who have been diagnosed with cancer. The program connects patients, families and caregivers with a host of area services to help make the road smoother through the cancer journey.
Hands of Hope Volunteers select how much time to give to the program and what best fits their busy schedules. One patient may need help with maintaining their lawn or running errands. Another may need someone to help coordinate transportation to and from treatments. Perhaps a caregiver needs a person to help with child care while they take a family member for treatments. Every day brings new challenges for a cancer patient and this team of dedicated volunteers stands ready to meet these challenges.
“Volunteers with the Hands of Hope program enjoy the rewarding feeling of helping others. Volunteers may not be able to help every time, but each time they offer support they realize what a difference one person can make in someone’s life,” explained Hands of Hope Volunteer Coordinator Marie Neilson
The Hands of Hope has an informative training session scheduled for February 19, 2013 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm which includes a complimentary light dinner. Call 252.216.9400 or 252.449.4554 by February 7 to register for the required training session, located at The Outer Banks Hospital’s Cancer Resource Center, on February 19.
The Hands of Hope Program requires all applicants to undergo a background check and overall health screening before the training session to ensure the safety of our patients.
The Hands of Hope Program is a partnership between the Outer Banks Hospital, the UNC Cancer Network and the Outer Banks Community. The mission of this program is to ensure that no one in our community walks the cancer journey alone. Our volunteers receive special training in communication and listening skills, HIPAA, safety & infection control. A review of community resources is also included. This program is not intended to provide clinical support, advice or endorsements for any specific healthcare provider or organization.
Pictured Above: Lynne Chintala, Hands of Hope Volunteer, Marie Neilson, Hands of Hope Volunteer Coordinator and Robin Hearne, RN MS, Director of Cancer Services at The Outer Banks Hospital plan for the upcoming Hands of Hope training session.