Breast Cancer is personal, yet it doesn't have to be something you go through alone.

Firefly Sisterhood brings light and hope to women who have experienced a breast cancer diagnosis. Whether you've just received a breast cancer diagnosis, have started treatment, or are in survivorship/thrivership, we will match you with an inspirational survivor whose experience is similar to your own. Here's how it works:

Tell Us About You

We'll ask you a few basic questions on our online form to start you on your way to being matched with a breast cancer survivor/thriver for personalized support.

The Magic of Match-Making

Once we've received your form, we'll contact you to set up a confidential phone call to discuss your breast cancer diagnosis and treatment plan.

Your Mentor Connection

Our staff will then connect you with a Peer Mentor Guide - someone with a similar breast cancer experience - for guidance, hope, support, and comfort while you navigate your diagnosis and treatment.


What is a Peer Mentor Guide?

All Peer Mentor Guides are breast cancer survivors and thrivers that volunteer their time to support someone facing a breast cancer diagnosis. They’ve completed a special training program developed for Firefly Sisterhood to help them best use their personal breast cancer experience to comfort and guide those they will be mentoring.

How will I be matched with a Peer Mentor Guide?

There are no automated matches here. Our match specialists are personally involved with every single match, assessing the needs of those seeking support. You will receive an email from a staff member to schedule a phone call to discuss your diagnosis, treatment plan, and your lifestyle beyond your breast cancer.

Is my information confidential?

Yes, anything shared with Firefly Sisterhood will never be shared with anyone outside of the matching process.

What is the cost for this support?

All of our services are free, as we are committed to ensuring no one faces breast cancer alone.

How quickly will I be matched with a Peer Mentor Guide?

Once you’ve talked to a match specialist and shared information about your diagnosis and your support needs, we will match you with a Peer Mentor Guide as quickly as possible. In most cases, it’s less than a week.

How often do Firefly Sisters connect?

It’s up to you and your Peer Mentor Guide to determine how frequent you would like to connect. The match may result in a few reassuring phone calls or could continue for months during your treatment. You will also decide together how you would like to keep in touch, whether by phone call, text, or perhaps even meeting in person.

Can I have more than one Peer Mentor Guide?

Yes, we can match you with several Peer Mentor Guides for different support needs. For example, if you are evaluating your surgical options, you might want to talk with someone who has had a lumpectomy and someone who has had a mastectomy.

Are all connections one-to-one?

Yes, our primary goal is to create meaningful one-to-one connections. However, we regularly organize social and educational gatherings to provide connections, support, and friendship within our community.

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