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May 19, 2010

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May 19, 2010

When I was newly diagnosed with breast cancer and beginning chemotherapy, I joined a small support group organized by SHARE. Our first six meetings were led by a psychologist, herself a survivor of breast cancer; after that we met on our own. Twenty years later we're still meeting. Several of us have attended lectures presented by SHARE, others have taken classes. I serve on the breast cancer hotline. We have helped each other through complications of surgery, new cancers and other health problems but also celebrated the good times in our lives. SHARE has grown since our group started, but it's still true to its original mission: to help women with cancer support each other. Nothing could be more important.

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My breast cancer support group (see above), educational sessions for the wider membership, participation in the breast cancer hotline.

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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May 19, 2010

Share was a blessing for me with the support groups and educational lectures for breast cancer. A tremendous source of updated information about breast cancer.

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I have also attended many educational programs and other activities that they sponsor as support groups. They are a great support to women being treated for breast and ovarian cancer as well as to their families.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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May 19, 2010

Share was an invaluable help to me when I had breast cancer and in recovery. The hot line volunteer was so helpful and comforting, the support group exactly what I needed during treatment, and I have greatly appreciated all the auxiliary activities Share sponsored or referred me to (recently a Qi Gong class at St. Vincent's) to ensure my continued health.

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

getting the help I needed when diagnosed with breast cancer in 1995 and getting the education (on nutrition, yoga and other actitivities to prevent a recurrence) in all the yars since. Their volunteers are compassionate and helpful.

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About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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May 19, 2010

SHARE's services to the Spanish speaking community are unique in many ways. They offer support groups that not only serve the cancer survivors but their friends and family alike. SHARE has develop programs to address the needs of this community like no other organization in NYC has done. SHARE provides education, advocacy and nutrition programs in Spanish, to name a few. The latest idea, a novella to educate young Latinas about breast cancer. The attention to the needs and realities of this particular community is what makes SHARE, and particularly its LatinaSHARE Program such a success.

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It has challenged me to get involved in the political aspects of the fight against breast and ovarian cancer. Legislation on health care and research funds are needed to win the war against cancer.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 18, 2010

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May 18, 2010

SHARE is an extremely important organization. They provide support & info for people who are dx'ed & dealing w/cancer in their lives. They are there for U at one of the most scary & anxiety-ridden times of your life.

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addition to the traditional ways of coping w/cancer & treatments, they have provide info on knowledgeable CAM options--these are not readily available elsewhere.

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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May 18, 2010

I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer 4 years ago and went through major surgery and chemotherapy. Because of the rarity of the disease, local patients and survivors were few and far between. I went to the Internet and found acor and through them, SHARE. Even at a distance of 3000 miles, thanks to the Internet I have been able to acquire information via SHARE.

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

information gathering.

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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May 18, 2010

I found SHARE's services quite helpful when I was getting treated for breast cancer. They always have people available on their hotlines. I have also attended many educational programs and other activities that they sponsor. They are a great support to women being treated for breast and ovarian cancer as well as to their families.

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

the educational programs I have attended.

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About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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May 18, 2010

SHARE provides peer suppport to women with breast or ovarian cancer and their families. It also educates and empowers them to effectively cope with their illness. SHARE is there for cancer survivors both during and after diagnosis and treatment.

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

empowering and educating myself about breast and ovarian cancer so that I can be an informed advocate.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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May 18, 2010

I have worked with a number of non-profits in New York City, but few are as dedicated to empowering the people with whom they work as SHARE. Everyone - from staff to volunteers - is a survivor who is using her experience to educate and inspire others. SHARE gives people affected by cancer the hope and support they need to live their lives more fully than ever.

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

working with them on a daily basis for more than three years. I was inspired by the intelligence, passion and compassion expressed by everyone I met.

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About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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May 18, 2010

I attended programs at SHARE throughout my journey with breast cancer, from diagnosis, through various stages of surgery and treatment, to living cancer-free. At each step, SHARE had something to offer that was informative, e.g., latest advancements in treatments, sanity-enhancing, e.g., newly-diagnosed support group and a post-treatment support group, or just fun, e.g., Pilates classes. In my experience, every SHARE activity has been of the highest quality presented by caring, attentive, smart women, most of whom have been where I have.

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personally benefitting from their services.

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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