Keeping the Dream Alive: Supporting Female Survivors
Barbara Bittner, RN, OCN
Barbara Bittner, RN, OCN, a finalist for the CURE® Extraordinary Healer® Award for Oncology Nursing and a nurse oncology navigator at AdventHealth, talked about her advocacy work with Charlene’s Dream – a community-based cancer resource center that provides information and support to help patients cope with their disease effectively.
Not only does the boutique provide educational resources, but also monthly support groups, mastectomy bras, breast prosthesis and wigs for survivors.
Bittner, a co-founder of Charlene’s Dream who ran the art therapy group, also discussed the story behind the “warm and welcoming haven for those with cancer.” The free services are available, as Bittner pointed out, to any woman with any type of cancer – not just breast cancer.