Nanny Angel Network

Nanny Angel Network

September 15, 2009 12:43 ET

Nanny Angel Network Spreads Its Wings

New Program Provides Relief Childcare for Mothers with Breast Cancer

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 15, 2009) - Now open for registration: Qualified, compassionate volunteer Nannies provide mothers in breast cancer treatment with a little extra support.

Funded by Rethink Breast Cancer, The Nanny Angel Network provides Nanny Angels to families with a mom affected by breast cancer. This program is proudly sponsored by Diamond Personnel and Nannies On Call. Volunteer professional nannies provide quality, compassionate relief childcare in the family's home. The program currently serves Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver.

"My personal experience as a mother and breast cancer survivor opened my eyes to the lack of childcare available for women during a difficult time." says Audrey Guth, president of Diamond Personnel and founder of the Nanny Angel Network.

The Nanny Angel Network works with oncologists, nurse navigators and self identified patients to connect with families who will benefit from this program. To participate in the program, a mother must currently be in treatment for breast cancer or in the early stages of recovery and her children must be under the age of 12.

"By volunteering for the Nanny Angel Network I feel I am able to offer a little bit of help, time, and compassion in a place it is greatly needed," said Leanne Hume, volunteer nanny.

Through a specialized Nanny Angel Training Program, Nanny Angels have developed the skills needed to work sensitively and compassionately with the kids of a Mom with Breast Cancer. Nanny Angels are screened carefully, have first aid training and go to each Nanny Angel assignment with their own Nanny Angel Activity Bag full of the tools of the Nanny Trade.

"Rethink Breast Cancer is proud to support the Nanny Angel Network as it provides much needed relief for mothers and families struggling with breast cancer" Executive Director MJ DeCoteau says.

As part of its mandate, The Network strives to promote breast health awareness among our community of Nanny Angels - many of whom come from cultures that shy away from proactive breast examination. The Network is also working to help the Nanny Profession attain greater respect in our communities for the very important work they do every day with our families and our children.

For more information please visit: www.nannyangelnetwork.com

www.rethinkbreastcancer.com

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