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The LINDA Creed Breast cancer Organization. Volunteer Orientation Session. Agenda. Overview Who was Linda Creed? What does the organization do? Volunteering Opportunities Objectives Breast Health 101. Overview. Who was Linda Creed?

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the linda creed breast cancer organization

The LINDA Creed Breast cancer Organization

Volunteer Orientation Session

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Agenda
  • Overview
    • Who was Linda Creed?
    • What does the organization do?
  • Volunteering
    • Opportunities
    • Objectives
  • Breast Health 101
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Overview
  • Who was Linda Creed?
  • Linda Creed was a local songwriter famous for her songs with the Philly sound.
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Overview
  • Linda wrote “You Make Me Feel Brand New”, “Betcha By Golly Wow”, “The Greatest Love of All”, Rubberband Man, and many more songs in her short career.
  • Linda was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 26. She fought the disease for just over ten years and died at age 37.
  • The organization was founded in 1987 by friends and family of Linda Creed.
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Overview

The Linda Creed Breast Cancer Organization is committed to promoting breast health, fostering the healing process and establishing a public agenda for prevention and cure.

We accomplish this by:

  • Educating women and their families with regard to detection, treatment and survival strategies;
  • Offering access to detection and treatment resources;
  • Providing information regarding breast health and breast cancer;
  • Providing critical financial assistance to women receiving breast cancer treatment;
  • Driving an effective advocacy agenda
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Overview
  • We were the first free-standing breast cancer non-profit organization in Pennsylvania
  • We were the first to recognize the need for breast health education in the local community.
  • We were the first organization to offer free screening mammograms to uninsured or under-insured women in the Delaware Valley.
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Overview
  • Our Services: Outreach Education

We use our education program to meet with women in the community to help them understand

    • What is breast cancer?
    • Who is at risk for breast cancer?
    • How do I know if I have breast cancer?
    • What do I do if I don’t have insurance?

Linda Creed provides outreach and breast health education to over 4,000 women annually. We attend community health fairs, provide education in the workplace, schools and other community events.

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Overview
  • Our Services: Screenings and Diagnostics
    • Free Screenings

For women with inadequate or no health insurance. Screenings are scheduled at up to thirteen area hospitals. The screenings provide the three parts to good breast health care: Mammogram, clinical breast exam and instruction on breast self- examination.

    • Diagnostic Services

The program provides necessary diagnostic follow- up for women screened in our mammography program and initial diagnostic services for younger women (<35), or women experiencing symptoms, as recommended by their health care professional.

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Overview
  • Our Partner Hospitals:
    • Chester County Hospital
    • Chestnut Hill Hospital
    • Aria Health
      • Frankford Campus
      • Langhorne Campus
      • Torresdale Campus
    • Jennersville Community Hospital
    • Lower Bucks Hospital
    • Methodist Hospital
    • Paoli Hospital
    • Riddle Memorial Hospital
    • Temple University Hospital
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Overview
  • Our Services: Targeted Programs
    • Safe Circle

Outreach program for African-American women providing breast health information, screenings and support services. A community volunteer task force is trained and provides the direct services.

    • Rainbow Circle

Outreach program to women who partner with women and the transgender community providing breast health information, screening and support services. A community volunteer task force is trained and provides the direct services.

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Overview
  • Other Services
    • Patient Assistance Fund

The Patient Assistance Fund fulfils a crucial need to provide non-medical financial assistance to women facing day-to-day hardships while dealing with breast cancer treatment, its effects.

    • Patient Navigation

We refer women to appropriate community services such as Healthy Woman, CEED, WIN Program, and Community Legal Services, etc. We also field questions on diagnostic services, treatment, support, etc.

    • Toll-free Information Line

1-877-99-CREED

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Overview
  • Board of Directors (Officers)
    • Patricia K. Bradley, President
    • Kathy Lentini
    • Janet Jandura
    • Nancy A. Storoz
  • Staff
    • Donna Duncan, Executive Director
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Volunteering
  • Roles and Responsibilities
    • You are our ambassadors
    • You are a reflection of the Organization
    • You establish Linda Creed Organization’s reputation in the community
    • Your commitment is vital to fulfilling our mission
    • You fight breast cancer at the grass-roots level
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Volunteering
  • Opportunities
    • Safe Circle & Rainbow Circle
    • Screenings
    • Advocacy
    • Outreach Education
    • Special Events
      • Committees
      • Manpower
    • General Office Duties
    • Leadership Roles
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Volunteering
  • Important Facts
    • As our volunteer, you represent Linda Creed Breast Cancer Organization only.
    • Before going out to represent the Organization, be sure to check in with LCBCF staff for special instructions and/or guidelines.
    • Please return all educational materials promptly so we can pass it along to the next volunteer.
    • When you commit to a volunteer opportunity, please do all you can to fulfill that commitment.
    • LCBCO is non-denominational, non-judgmental, and non-partisan. Our sole focus is to educate and promote breast health.