Toolkit for Women Who ROAR
As Women who ROAR, you have made the commitment to serve your community. Your voice can save lives! Educate and empower your audiences to take action by building rapport and creating dialogue. Remember that you are representing Komen Lowcountry as a volunteer, not a medical professional. By using one voice, our message is clear and consistent.
This toolkit is designed to help you address the most common requests. Please use the sidebar to the left to navigate to additional information that may of assistance.
If you have any questions about the ROAR program or your own ROAR events, please contact Kimberly or Aisha at email@example.com. We’re here to help you make an impact in your community!
Komen’s breast health message:
- Know your risk: Talk to your family about your health history and your doctor about your personal risk
- Get screened: Ask your doctor what tests are right for you. If you’re at average risk. Komen recommends an annual mammogram starting at age 40, and a clinical breast exam every three years starting at age 20 and every year after 40.
- Know what is normal for you: Know how your breasts look and feel. Report any changes to your doctor right away.
- Make healthy lifestyle choices: Maintain a healthy weight, exercise regularly, limit alcohol intake and postmenopausal hormone use and breastfeed if you can.
You may download and print the following Facts for Life. Additional topics may be found on ShopKomen.com.
Breast Health Basics
Benign Breast Conditions
Racial and Ethnic Differences
Simple tips on how to be a more effective speaker
- maintain eye contact
- assume a receptive posture
- listen carefully to make sure you understand what the eprson really wants to know before you respond
- display patience
- provide a short answer to the question as you understand it
- provide additional information as prompted or as appropriate
- speak clearly and succinctly
- display empathy
- ask if the information was helpful
- ask for clarification of what else the person might want to know
- ask if you should follow up or direct to the appropriate resources, especially if you did not know the answer to their question