The newest class of Cancer Hope Network volunteers have undergone surgery, radiation and stem cell transplants. They’ve gotten their nutrition via PEG tubes. Several have cared for loved ones fighting their own battles with cancer. One tended her mother through hospice.

They enjoy golf and fishing, play tennis and practice yoga. Some run, others knit (including completing their first-ever sweater not long ago!) One served in the Army and another is a personal trainer and certified nutrition coach.

“Each new class of survivor and caregiver volunteers is a reminder that kindness and strength are in rich supply,” said CHN’s Director of Programs Samantha Schrager. “Thanks to these cancer survivors and caregivers willingness to serve as mentors, we are providing support and hope for clients across the nation.”

  • Carly – Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
  • Betty – Caregiver
  • Travis – Head and Neck Cancer
  • Terry – Anal Cancer 2, HPV+ & grief caregiver
  • Perry – Multiple Myeloma/Amyloidosis

The group joins more than 400 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