“I met with a patient at her ultrasound appointment, and it was an amazing experience. To hear her story about what it’s like to be uninsured and understand how much this medical service means to her…was very moving to me.”
–Valerie, BTTF Volunteer
Breast Treatment Task Force (BTTF) is looking for volunteers to assist with its Patient Companion Volunteer Program by accompanying new BTTF patients to their mammogram and sonogram appointments.
Volunteers are responsible for:
- Corresponding with patients before the appointment
- Arriving on site fifteen minutes before the scheduled time
- Helping patients fill out BTTF paperwork
- Most importantly, helping them feel at ease.
Volunteers help ensure that all BTTF patients feel supported and well cared for throughout the diagnostic process.
For more details, please download the Patient Companion handout by clicking here.
If you are a breast cancer or pre-breast cancer patient, or the family member of a patient with a passion for helping patients without health insurance, we invite you to become a BTTF Patient Ambassador.
As a BTTF Patient Ambassador you can make a significant difference in the lives of breast cancer patients by advocating on their behalf. Patient Ambassadors provide their insights to the BTTF team as we evaluate our programs, as well as to patients who may need help with resources or healthcare provider issues that affect them. The BTTF team will assist Patient Ambassadors by providing resources including training, materials, and talking points.
BTTF Patient Ambassador tasks include:
- Scheduling BTTF hospital or imaging partner tours with local supporters
- Talking to patients about how they can help fellow patients
- Contributing to letter writing campaigns
- Distributing education materials among patients