Breast Cancer Options Inc

Rating: 4.94 stars   34 reviews

Issues: Health, Cancer, Breast Cancer

Location: 101 Hurley Ave., Suite 10 Kingston NY 12401 USA

Mission: Our Mission is to educate breast cancer patients about effective treatment options, to advocate for and support informed patient choice and to promote public awareness regarding cancer risk reduction.
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I first became involved with Breast Cancer Options five years ago as a volunteer and am now currently serving on their board. The organization has experienced cuts in funding this year and is struggling but continues to provide the services it has in the past. We sponsor a camp in the summer for children whose parent has breast cancer; acupuncture treatments; peer support groups; advocacy and information about breast cancer and treatment. The organization serves Ulster, Columbia, Orange, Dutchess and Green counties in New York State.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The Director, Hope Nemiroff, works endlessly to bring these services to the people living in the Mid-Hudson Valley. She has helped so many people by providing information and services.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I had to make any changes to this organization, it would be to get more volunteers to help with the various tasks that must be completed in order to provide the wonderful services that we do. Funding has been cut, which means we need to do more fundraising and this requires the aid of more people. If anyone would like to volunteer for this wonderful agency, please call Hope at 845-339-4673.

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I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002 and at that time, I was unaware of Breast Cancer Options. When I did learn of BCO, I wanted to give back and so I became a volunteer. Based on all I know about the organization now, I wish I had been aware of their services. I certainly could have used the advice and support the organization provides to the community and individual people. Even after diagnosis and treatment, I have received invaluable advice from Hope Nimeroff which has included doctor referrals, lastest treatment trends and other complimentary treatments. This organization is such an asset to the resident's of our area.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing how many people they help each day and how their services have provided encouragement, education and support.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing how many people the organization reaches and helps.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

so dedicated to the cause and have given 110% to make the organization the best that it can be.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

The reason that I an proud to serve on BCO's Advisory Board is that I have known the organization and its work for many years. BCO provides comprehensive services and is very hands on -- they educate, advocate, and most importantly, personally assist anyone with a diagnosis of breast cancer day or night, twenty four seven. I have volunteered at their annual Breast Cancer Options Conference and been very impressed with the caliber of workshops, topics, and speakers they are able to attract. They offer support groups throughout the Hudson Valley and make presentations on any number of valuable topics anytime/anywhere when asked. They do their research and share it through one of the largest educational websites about breast cancer on the web. They also publish an amazing resource book and an annual calendar that are chock full of information. On a personal level, I have referred more newly diagnosed, terrified people than one would wish they would have to in the last twelve years to BCO. To a one they have come back to me with nothing but praise and a much more secure and hopeful outlook. BCO is an organization that has to be experienced to be believed.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have experienced this organization as a healthcare professional in the past, as a donor, volunteer, and advisory board member.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

see to it that it had more funding so that it could reach even more people with breast cancer diagnoses.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

BCO's professionalism, dedication, and follow through on the personal level with anyone I have referred to them.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Totally dedicated and well informed.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Continue even stronger to the day that breast cancer is finally defeated.

Ways to make it better...

I cannot imagine that my experience could be any more positive.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding, funding, and funding.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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