Hellenic Association of Women with Breast Cancer "Alma Zois"

Hellenic Association of Women with Breast Cancer “Alma Zois” is a non-profit organization founded in 1988 by breast cancer survivors with one vision: a world without deaths because of breast cancer.
Its uniqueness lies in the fact that all the members, volunteers and members of the Board are breast cancer survivors.

In the years of each operation, Alma Zois is now an Organization of more than 2000 members and also has a great force of educated volunteers, helping hundrends of women in Greece.
Alma Zois has a Social Service, Psychological Service, Patients' legal advisor, PR and Communications department and a secretariat. 

Basic pillars of the Organization are:

  • Breast Cancer Awareness and information for breast cancer prevention and early diagnosis,
  • Peer support
  • Patients empowerment and psychosocial support

All scientific programs of the Organization are designed and co-ordinated by mental health specialists and is approved by the interdisciplinary committee and the Board of Directors. 

Our moto is Life with Quality!


Our vision is a world with no more deaths because of breast cancer, with quality of life for every breast cancer patient


Alma Zois’ mission is that every breast cancer patient in Greece has psychosocial support and information about her health, her professional life and her everyday life. Also, our goal is that every woman is informed for breast cancer, the importance and the methods of early detection.


We are here for every woman

Our Goals

Alma Zois’ Goals

  • Peer Support
  • Psychosocial support of breast cancer patients and their relatives
  • Breast cancer awareness
  • Information for breast cancer prevention and early detection
  • Patients’ advocacy 
  • Patients’ information for their social rights

Alma Zois' is consisted of

Our people

7 members of the Board of Directors

2249 members

breast cancer patients

31 members of scientific commitee

12 professionals

Board Members

The board of Directors consists of 7 members, breast cancer survivors, and is elected every 3 years



Michalopoulou Paraskevi


Vice – President

Margarita Chrysanthou  – Piterou



Vassiliki Giohai



Andriani Tsapela



Kyriaki Kokonezi



Maria Pyrounaki



Efthalia Theou


Contact us

  • Telephone: 2104180006, 2108815444
  • Fax: 2104180016
  • Breast cancer patients support line: 210 8 253 253

Our Story

Est. 1988

In 1988, eight breast cancer patients came together, after the initiative and consultation of Metaxas Hospital Head of Social Service, Mrs Iosifina Skourta.

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 creating “Alma Zois”.

Alma Zois's former Presidents



Dora Papadopoulou-Paraskevopoulou (1988-1999)


Leta Chatzi (1999-2006)


Kleopatra Gavriilidou (2006-2021)

Breast cancer became for us an opportunity for a new start and the inspiration for a life changing purpose:
A world with no more deaths because of breast cancer.

We have achieved much and we have even more to do. But we know that together we always achieve more.