AIM Launches Peer to Peer Mentoring Program

AIM at Melanoma is pleased to announce Peer Connect, a peer-to-peer mentoring program for anyone touched by melanoma.

Here’s how it works:

AIM invites all those affected by melanoma—patients, caregivers, family members—and all types of melanoma—cutaneous, mucosal, acral—to participate in the program and benefit from one-on-one support with their peers.

Those who are interested in participating will contact Brenda Busby, AIM’s Director of Community Engagement, for a short interview process.  Generally, melanoma “veterans” will be matched with those newer to the disease, and the pair will communicate from there.

For ocular melanoma patients, AIM has partnered with A Cure in Sight for the Peer Connect program.  And AIM is even creating a Peer Connect group for pediatric and young adults to meet the ever-growing support needs of some of our youngest melanoma patients and their families.

AIM knows that “connectedness” is a critical part of modern cancer care.  Giving this sense of personal connection to patients, caregivers, and family members is the goal of Peer Connect.

Please read more about Peer Connect here and consider joining this program!

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