Organisation connects breast cancer patients with survivors for support

Reach for Recovery is a support group that connects volunteer breast cancer survivors with patients undergoing cancer treatment.

The non-profit organisation offers emotional and practical support to mostly women fighting the disease.

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The organisations celebrates 50 years this year, explains Reach for Recovery's Michele Coe.

Reach for Recovery raises awareness by sharing stories, spreading knowledge and providing prosthesis to women in government hospitals.

They offer pre and postoperative support, visitation, meetings, prostheses and prosthesis fitting and distribute literature to raise awareness.

The aim is to provide prostheses for women in the state hospital system.

Michele Coe, regional chairperson and volunteer at Reach for Recovery

We believe every woman should have a right to have prostheses after she's had a mastectomy.

Michele Coe, regional chairperson and volunteer at Reach for Recovery

Visit the Reach for Recovery website or Facebook page to learn more.

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