2007 National Yoplait Award Winner for Making an Extraordinary Difference in Breast Cancer Education

National Yoplait Award 2007
Helping Others Make Informed Medical Decisions

Click here to read Yoplait's press release for this award.

RN Breast Specialist and founder of the Andre Center, Sandra Walters, has worked in the field of breast health and breast cancer education since 1999.

Driven by the desire to help patients facing breast cancer, Sandra gave up the security of a regular paycheck and started a non-profit community outreach program called the Andre Center for Breast Cancer Education and Navigation. Established in May 2006, the Andre Center provides quality educational resources, one-on-one coaching to sort through the overwhelming amount of information that a breast cancer patient receives and navigation support for women and men faced with a confusing and fragmented health care system. These resources are currently available at no cost. In addition, the Andre Center promotes informed medical decision-making and offers assistance through the treatment process.

The center assists in coordinating communication and services between the patient and medical providers, helping to decrease anxiety for the patient and their families. Recently, the Andre Center program launched a website under Sandra's direction. The website offers a step-by-step approach to the education process by identifying the probable next steps after diagnosis, and also provides information on genetic counseling, lymphedema, nutrition, integrative therapy and prayer resources.