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June 18, 2010

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June 18, 2010

I have been involved with SHARE for over ten years. I have been diagnosed with breast cancer twice and did not have the benefit of support that SHARE has to offer the first time. It was after becoming a volunteer on the hotline that I got my 2nd diagnosis and could not have asked for more support - it gave me emotinal support from women who had walked in those shoes, and practical support (when to shave my head, buy a wigs etc.). I continue to be a volunteer on the breast cancer hotline and am grateful to be able to use my experience to hold out a hand to other women. Thank you SHARE.

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have been involved with SHARE for over ten years. I have been diagnosed with breast cancer twice and did not have the benefit of support that SHARE has to offer the first time. It was after becoming a volunteer on the hotline that I got my 2nd diagnosis and could not have asked for more support - it gave me emotinal support from women who had walked in those shoes, and practical support (when to shave my head, buy a wigs etc.). I continue to be a volunteer on the breast cancer hotline and am grateful to be able to use my experience to hold out a hand to other women. Thank you SHARE.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 18, 2010

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June 18, 2010

Through SHARE, I was able to get support and information from other women going through treatment as well as expert facilitators who had already been in our shoes. It was an open, collaborative, positive place where we could "share" and help each other. It was comforting to know I had many of the same questions and concerns other women did. SHARE was also a great resource for information -- both their library and referrals to experts.

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Helping me through a very difficult period. SHARE is FANTASTIC.

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

Outstanding. Everyone has been through treatment and come through. Now they're giving back. It's such an inspiration!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 16, 2010

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June 16, 2010

I learned about SHARE during my hospital stay for a modified mastectomy and reconstructive surgery in 1997. SHARE was truly an anchor for me during the years immediately following my breast cancer diagnosis. It was so important and meaningful to be surrounded by other women who were "in the same boat", physically and emotionally. I actually participated in THREE groups, and all of my group leaders were outstanding. Through SHARE I learned about the "sentinel node dissection" procedure, a method of tracking cancer cell migration without removing a cluster of underarm lymph nodes. Also I learned of physicians in the NYC area who pioneered this procedure. I attended lectures about the newest techniques in breast conservation and reconstructive surgery. I borrowed materials from SHARE's library of books, videotapes and articles. Eventually I volunteered for SHARE, helping with office work and with SHARE-A-WALK. I secured a screening location for the film "Out of Africa", which SHARE aired for a fundraising function a few years a go. I continue to donate to SHARE, and I have a good friend who I met in one of my support groups. It's wonderful to know that SHARE is there for me if I should need its direct support in the future.

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

Ongoing support, 1997 - 1999 Education about Breast Cancer

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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June 16, 2010

SHARE became a part of my life when my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1993. My mother needed to connect with women that understood what she was going through. My mom joined a group in Harlem. SHARE helped my mother understand cancer. My mother in turn helped her children understand cancer. SHARE members helped my mom and her children to not be afraid. My mom passed in 1997. In 1998, several members of my family proudly participated in our first SHARE walk-a-thon, in honor of our mother, Elaine M. Johnson. After that first walk-a-thon experience, I began recruiting friends and family to walk with me. Words can express the joy I felt walking every year. SHARE is a wonderful organization that not only helps women with breast and ovarian cancer, they also support family and friends of women with breast and ovarian cancer. My family wouldn't have adjusted as well without SHARE. Thank you SHARE.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization when my mom joined in 1993. My mom would share what she learned with her children, family and friends.

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

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is seeing my mother be at peace after attending a meeting.

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

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were kind, supportive, compassionate and caring.

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

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could continue to help so many women and also help the family.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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June 16, 2010

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer I knew nothing much about it. My oncologist told me about SHARE. It was very helpful to know there was a network of people who were going through something like what I was. I started with a support group. I fount the yoga classes with Roberta Shine particularly helpful as well as some of the presentations, especially the "Fireside chats" I've not been able to be involved recently and miss those contacts

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

the support of being within a community of women who were experiencing breast and ovarian cancer in its many forms

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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June 16, 2010

I am a two-time survivor of breast cancer. The first was in 1997 when I was diagnosed with invasive, aggressive DCIS. My surgeon is on the Board of SHARE, and I picked up a leaflet in her office. I had important decisions to make, and was completely overwhelmed. The hot line volunteers were wonderful support, and referred me to resources. Also the educational seminars helped keep me informed about the disease and the treatment options. At the time SHARE also had many wellness programs like yoga, meditation, reiki, support groups,etc. All of their services are free, and available in outer boroughs as well. Most of the staff consists of dedicated volunteers, almost all of whom are breast or ovarian cancer survivors. They have to be commended for the excellent service they provide with very limited resources.

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

SHARE has helped me during and after my journeys with breast cancer.

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

Endeavor to get them more financial support to continue the great work that they do.

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

They are always there for me.

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

Very caring and giving

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

Be involved in more wellness programs and seminars

Ways to make it better...

Cannot think of anything

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

Lack of funding

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

I hope they are able to continue forever, or until there is a cure for breast and ovarian cancer.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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June 16, 2010

Like most of us I was in quite a fog after being diagnosed with DCIS. My manager told me about SHARE and since I commuted to Manhattan every day and they had a location in Times Square I decided to attend. I only attended 3 meetings before my surgery but they helped me so much. The leaders were all survivors themselves, it was just women helping women so it was very comfortable. Listening helped me to ask the right questions at my doctors appointments and make decisions about next steps. This organization has made a major commitment to reach out and help - women helping women.

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

attending counseling session in Times Square office

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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June 16, 2010

I called SHARE when I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. My mother had had cancer, and now it was my turn. I used the Hotline, then joined a support group. I went to a meditation group. They held my hand and got me through. I then became a volunteer, ran support groups, and finally joined the Board. I have nothing but good things to say. SHARE is there for people.

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I have used the support services, attendede educational meetings and used the Hotline. I have only good things to say

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

They are there when it counts

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

all dedicated to the organizations goals and open to help

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

serve more people, provide real support to underserved,increase hotline services, provide more educational services

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 15, 2010

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June 15, 2010

This organization has been a sustaining force and friend for our cancer patients and survivors for several decades. Beyond their essential contribution as the largest breast cancer patient advocacy group in New York, SHARE is enhancing the knowledge of health care providers throughout NYC and helping hospitals like ours to make our service delivery more effective for ethnically diverse women. We anticipate that this collaboration will enable us to become better advocates on behalf of our diverse patients and survivors. We have grown a lot through our interactions with SHARE - they are an essential conduit for us to stay in touch with national and state level perspectives as well.

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I've personally grown in terms of my awareness of state and national issues - this organization has especially benefitted our Clinic in terms of patient advocacy and support; and literacy and language appropriate resources.

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

our partnership for enhanced language-specific materials for diverse immigrant women in NYC

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

professional, focused, motivated.

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

expand resources and personnel to other language specific groups and communities in NYC & provide enhanced support for women's health more generally (as well as cancer specific health needs).

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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June 15, 2010

I was diagnosed in 1996 and found Share through friends. It was a lifesaver in so many ways. Telephone volunteers gave me support and information about how to proceed, and allowed me to feel I was not alone. I participated in an ongoing support group after my surgery and then returned for groups on reconstruction and lectures on new treatments offerred by nationally known figures in the field. It is truly a wonderful organization doing a tremendous public service for its clients on a shoestring budget.

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

my participation in breast cancer support groups and reconstruction, as well as telephone support.

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

Expand its services to other forms of gynecological and general cancers.

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

its availability and accuracy of information.

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

Wonderful, giving people

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

Expand to offer services for all types of cancer.

Ways to make it better...

it could be expanded to all types of cancer.

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

financial.

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

it's great.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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