This group of new volunteers have all faced seemingly insurmountable odds and have come out on the other side filled with hope they are now sharing with others. One of the new mentors is a survivor of a very rare presentation of leukemia. Another was only 19 when they discovered a large, slow growing tumor in her brain, that most often affects the elderly.  

This class also brings a volunteer who survived two different cancers within only a few months and another who was back in college only a week after surgery for Germ cell ovarian cancer. Another had to travel all the way from Florida to Chicago for their treatment.  

Become a Support Volunteer

We are deeply grateful to these strong, caring mentors for their willingness to help others navigate life and cancer:  

Jen – Professional Nurse Practitioner  

Kayleigh – Astrocytoma Grade 2  

Doug – Prostate and Sinus  

Heidi – Ovarian (germ cell) 2  

Kathleen – Colon 3  

Kristen – Acute lymphoblastic leukemia 

The group joins our team of nearly 500 Support Volunteers already committed to providing peer mentoring for cancer patients and the people who love them. To connect with these, or one of our other volunteers, please call our Programs Team at 877-HOPENET (877.467.3638) or visit