To better support the needs of those facing breast cancer, the Reach To Recovery® program fully transitioned to a digital first approach earlier this year.
Since the program launched, more than 300 volunteers have been trained, and more than 1,700 patients have created a Reach To Recovery profile. Based on program surveys, patients report a 96% satisfaction rating.
Now, we are excited to share that the Reach To Recovery website and mobile app are available to patients in Spanish.
The Reach To Recovery website and app allow those facing breast cancer to create an online profile and see possible volunteer matches immediately. Patients who want to connect with a Spanish-speaking volunteer can indicate that preference when creating their profile.
Patients and volunteers can connect through online chat, phone, or exchanging messages. Video chat will also be available through the Reach To Recovery website and app later this year.
Patients can access Reach To Recovery by visiting reach.cancer.org. To view the site in Spanish, patients should select “Spanish” from the language drop down at the top of the page. They can also search for ‘ACS Reach To Recovery’ on Google Play or the App Store to download the app.
Volunteers should visit the Volunteer Community to complete Reach To Recovery volunteer training prior to registering online. Then, they will receive a unique invitation to create their online volunteer account.
Here’s what patients are saying about the program:
- “It was super helpful to have tips for managing all the overwhelming to do list after my diagnosis. It was also helpful to talk to someone with a husband and how they managed the diagnosis as a couple.”
- “It was wonderful to connect with someone under 40 and able to discuss the unique challenges of the diagnosis.”
- “[The volunteer] provided the emotional support I needed and discussed a little more information about her own journey with cancer, so I felt much less alone after the call.”
Resources now available
Creative assets now available on Brand Toolkit! Staff can use these materials to promote the Reach To Recovery website and app in their markets. Here’s what’s included in the new Reach To Recovery Field Toolkit:
We’re also launching an in-market paid media campaign to drive broader awareness of and engagement with the program.
Staff are encouraged to engage with and share our Masterbrand social media content, and use the new digital assets to share on local and/or regional social media channels.