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What is a Buddy?

A Buddy is a volunteer who is matched with a patient, caregiver or family member to provide a unique support system because they have been where you are. Buddies provide hope and encouragement by sharing their own experience. They offer support to help cope with side effects, treatment options, life after an ostomy and dealing with the many emotions that come with cancer.

Who can be a Buddy?

Buddies are colon cancer survivors and caregivers of all ages located across the country. We welcome anyone who has been affected by this disease to apply.

Who can request a Buddy?

Anyone affected by colon cancer can request a Buddy. This often includes patients, survivors and caregivers.

How will I be matched with a Buddy?

After requesting a Buddy, a member of our Patient Support team will reach out to you. You will then be matched based on:

    • stage of diagnosis
    • age
    • gender
    • primary concerns.

How can I benefit from talking with a Buddy?

While the Buddy Program does not substitute for information from a medical professional, it does provide encouragement and firsthand knowledge that can help you take a more proactive role in your cancer journey.

How often will I meet with my Buddy?

Once you’re matched with a Buddy, it’s up to you to decide when and how you will connect. It’s also important to note, since the relationship will take place outside of any monitored environment, we can assume no responsibility or liability for interactions between Buddies.

Who can I contact if I still have questions about the Buddy Program?

If you still have questions, email us at or call our free Helpline at (877) 422-2030 – we’re here to help!