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Posted on February 4, 2014
Voices of Hope DVD Series Wins International Award September 21, 2013

The International Cancer Education Conference (CPEN) was held in Seattle, Washington. At this conference, the Hastings Minnesota Breast Cancer Support Group was awarded the 2013 CPEN Excellence in Education Award for the "Voices of Hope" DVD Series.

The Excellence in Patient Education Award recognizes individuals or programs that use creative approaches to develop and disseminate patient education. The selection committee choose "Voices of Hope" DVD series because of the nomination package that described the Hastings Breast Cancer Support Group's accomplishments and the emphasis that it places on educating cancer patients and their caregivers.


Posted on April 4, 2013
Nancy Stordahl, a breast cancer survivor, advocate, and blogger wrote a wonderful review of the Voices of Hope and Voices of Hope: Family and Friends project. See more on this review at http://nancyspoint.com/the-voices-of-hope-project


Posted on November 10, 2011
Voices of Hope DVD Project
Voices of Hope is a DVD designed to reach out to women newly diagnosed with breast cancer.  The time of diagnosis is the most terrifying moment, a time of isolation and despair.  A newly diagnosed woman leaves her physician's office armed with a bag full of pamphlets, booklets and brochures, a fist full of appointments, and a heart full of shock and fear.  Until the huge emotional challenge is addressed, it is extremely difficult to comprehend written material and to engage in thoughtful decision - making.  Women who receive the DVD will navigate the early weeks of a breast cancer diagnosis with a much greater sense of calm, hope and empowerment after having dealt with the emotional challenges first.  Playing a DVD that has been handed to you by a trusted medical professional is not as difficult as sifting through a pile of written material searching for the hope you need.


Posted on August 31, 2010
Voices of Hope to San Diego
October 24 - 27th, 2010 Voices of Hope will be presenting at the 2010 International Cancer Patient Education Conference in San Diego, CA. This conference is the Joint Annual Meeting for AACE, CPEN and EACE. A three minute excerpt of the DVD will be shown followed by a podium presentation given by Diane Davies and Marisha Chamberlain. An exhibit featuring Voices of Hope where the DVD will be shown in its entirety will be staffed by Claire Mathews. A complimentary copy of Voices of Hope along with ordering information will be given to each registered conference participant that visits the booth.

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