Woman to Woman Program
Woman to Woman is OCRF’s signature patient program–a professionally led volunteer support, education and advocacy model for women undergoing treatment for gynecologic cancer. Started in 2003 at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, OCRF is now expanding Woman to Woman nationally to other hospitals throughout the country with support from QVC, our long-time partner.
Woman to Woman improves the quality of care for women with gynecologic cancer by fostering a patient-to-patient connection within a structured program. Woman to Woman volunteers—themselves survivors of gynecologic cancers– offer emotional support and mentoring while encouraging and empowering women; share information and resources about gynecologic cancer; and help empower women to advocate for themselves. The program supports women and families through all phases of treatment, recurrence, and recovery.
Each woman participating in the program receives materials designed by OCRF specifically for Woman to Woman. These materials, which are provided to programs free of charge by OCRF, include comprehensive information about gynecologic treatment and survivorship, as well as a “comfort bag” of items that will be useful to them during treatment.
In 2011, OCRF launched the national expansion of Woman to Woman by funding a new program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Two additional sites are planned to start in late 2012.Preview Changes
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This program is generously sponsored by QVC, Inc., with additional support provided by Morphotek, Inc.