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About Woman to Woman

The Woman to Woman program of the Laura Crandall Brown Foundation was initially funded by a grant from the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance.  The program pairs GYN cancer patients with trained survivor volunteers who provide one-on-one emotional support and mentoring to women when they need it most.

Survivor volunteers meet one-on-one with their patients to listen, discuss concerns, provide advice and support, and somtimes, just hold a hand.  Volunteers are carefully matched to new patients based on cancer type, treatment center, age, patient preferences, as well as other relevant factors.  They are professionally trained on important subjects such as active listening and communication skills, and are supported throughout their mentorship by the Program Coordinator.  Mentor volunteers offer patients hope for a good outcome, and a special understanding that can only come from someone who has personal experience with gynecologic cancer.