ACS to offer Reach Recovery program

Florence, SC - FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) –The American Cancer Society will host its Reach to Recovery volunteer training on March 20 at Carolinas Hospital System.

The session will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Medical Mall B second floor classroom.

Reach to Recovery volunteers offer peer support. The program helps women and men diagnosed with breast cancer. Early support also is offered to persons awaiting a biopsy or possible cancer diagnosis.

Volunteer requirements include finished treatment (excluding Tamoxifen and similar ongoing drugs); physician approval; a completed training program conducted by a certified trainer; and recertification every two years.

Advance registration is required. Contact Denise Richbourg at (843) 685-9205 or

To request a Reach to Recovery visit or other cancer services and information, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 any time of day or night.