Hellenic Association of Women with Breast Cancer “Alma Zois” is a non-profit organization founded in 1988 by breast cancer survivors with the support and scientific guidance of the social worker, Mrs. Iosifina Skourta.
Its uniqueness lies in the fact that all the members, volunteers and members of the Board are breast cancer survivors.
Our motto is life with quality!
Association’s vision is every breast cancer patient in Greece to have full psychosocial support and information on all matters concerning her health, career and life.
Moreover, every woman in Greece to be aware of breast cancer as well as of the importance and methods of early detection.
- We want to eliminate the ignorance about the disease and how to prevent it.
- We want patients to have appropriate support and information.
- We want our message to reach every corner of Greece, to every woman who is worried or is going through her own fight with breast cancer.
- Peer Support
- Psychosocial Support to woman with breast cancer and her family members
- Informing women nationwide about breast cancer, ways of prevention and early diagnosis
- Informing women with breast cancer about their rights (insurance, benefits, labor rights)
- Claiming quality patients care
In 1988, Dora, Popi, Alexandra, Irene, Eleni, Efi, Kaiti and Julia came together with the initiative of Metaxas Hospital Head of Social Service, Mrs Iosifina Skourta.
The diagnosis was the same: Breast Cancer.
Breast Cancer brought them together.
They had common experiences, common concerns and the same passion for life.
Their goal was to help themselves as well as other women with the same experience.
At a time when breast cancer was a taboo, those women united under the guidance and scientific support of the experienced social worker, creating “Alma Zois”.
Today, 31 years later, “Alma Zois” is the Hellenic Association of Women with Breast Cancer.
Our people work together in order to help more women.
The Association’s scientific work is designed and coordinated by mental health professionals and it is approved by a large multidisciplinary scientific committee.
Currently the Association consists of:
- 1700 members
- 150 trained volunteers
- 20 members of the Scientific Committee
- 7 members of the Board of Directors
- 8 professionals
The Board of Directors:
- President: Kleopatra Gavriilidou
- Vice-President: Paraskevi Michalopoulou
- Secretary: Vasiliki Yohai
- Treasurer: Andriani Tsapela
- Registrar: Marianna Papanikolaou
- Member: Margarita Chrysanthou – Peterou, Eleftheria Kourenta
- Alternate Members: Iris-Irene Argyris, Ioanna Graikou, Athena Andrianopoulou.
- Administrative Secreatary, Dimitra Tsintoni, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Social Officer, Eleni Leka, email@example.com
- Social Worker, Soula Liva, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Psychological Services:
Chriastiana Mitsi, email@example.com και
Froso Tzintziropoulou, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Public Relations and Fundraising Manager: Sofia Tsivitzi, email@example.com
- Marketing Communications: Lena Panayotopoulou, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Communication Assistant: Irene Koveou, email@example.com
Contact Information: 2104180006, 2108815444
Support Line (for psychological support only): 210 8 253 253