Share Self-Help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer, Inc.

Rating: 4.95 stars   116 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Health, Breast Cancer

Location: 1501 Broadway, Ste 704A New York NY 10036 USA

Mission: SHARE helps people through the cancer journey, from diagnosis through treatment and post-treatment, offering the unique support of survivors who've been there.
Results: We're helping more people every day locally and nationally with supportive services, continually increasing the number of support groups we offer. We're reaching more states through our helpline and increasing services in underserved communities.
Target demographics: Everyone touched by breast or ovarian cancer, from diagnosis through survivorship, as well as caregivers and loved ones, and everyone seeking information about these diseases.
Geographic areas served: In-person support and educational programs in metropolitan NY area and helplines available nation-wide.
Programs: All of SHARE's programs are free of charge, including toll-free helplines staffed by survivors, support groups, educational programs, and public health initiatives. SHARE provides bilingual patient navigators at two hospitals serving low-income populations, and we send breast and ovarian cancer survivors to speak to corporate employees through our Pink & Teal Seminars program. Our services are provided in English and in Spanish, and our helplines are available in 10 other languages as well.
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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

My work in advocacy was as unexpected as my breast cancer diagnosis. It was the women of SHARE who helped me in this journey. When I first walked through SHARE's door twenty years ago with a diagnosis that might have defeated me, I immediately felt a sense of empowerment. SHARE was and is a community where empathy, support and intelligent information overflow. My first support group there helped me adjust to my "new normal" and I later used that strength to facilitate many groups myself. The training I received was remarkable. With SHARE's guidance, I became politically active, lobbying in Washington DC and connecting to other advocates nationally, even inaugurating a breast cancer patient advocacy program in a New York hospital.

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

First, I experienced the value of one-to-one support at SHARE. Eventually, I saw that I wanted to do more. SHARE was instrumental in providing opportunities for me to learn and share intelligent, useful information. I wanted to fight for our lives.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-10-01

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6 people found this review helpful

Even though I was officially the instructor, I learned so much more from the participants who attended my workshops and classes. We had lively forums in which women freely shared their own experience and what they had learned from research and personal interaction with health care professionals. Their needs led me to further develop classes addressing exercise for osteoporosis, in which they had a high level of interest. I would like to think that we evolved together.

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

my own development as a professional.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-1-01

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8 people found this review helpful

When I was diagnosed with late stage ovarian cancer, I despartely needed hope to face this deadly disease. As a Hotline volunteer for the past 4 years,I have have been priveliged to be the first survivor to talk to a newly diagnosed woman or provide needed support to a woman with recurrent disease or someone who has symptoms. This is the most rewarding "job" I have ever done.

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

I have been rewarded greatly for my time as a volunteer.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006-1-01

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5 people found this review helpful

In 1976 when I was diagnosed there was no SHARE but there was a surgeon (mine) who believed in self help. As a member of that self help group with many other angry & scared women we used that energy to form a group and named it SHARE. In reading all the reviews I am very proud of the organization SHARE has become. I am fortunate that 34 years later I am alive and healthy and I am relieved to know that if that should change SHARE will be there to help. As long as women are diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer there will be a need for SHARE.

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

already described in my review

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-1-01

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5 people found this review helpful

I was the recipient of much information, help and kindness when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1991. As a result of the information received I was able to make life saving decisions. Along with my doctor I decided on a lumpectomy rather than a mastectomy. This proved to be the right thing to do. Thank you SHARE.

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

so many ways. I've also suggested friends call the hotline when they needed help.

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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5 people found this review helpful

I became a volunteer because SHARE was so helpful to me when I was diagnosed in 1996. I found it very comforting when I called the hotline and could speak with someone who understood the trauma of the newly diagnosed because she had experienced it. I joined a newly diagnosed group which provided both emotional support and a great deal of useful information. I continue to attend educational programs to keep up with the ever changing developments in breast cancer treatment and follow-up.

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

my contacts with women who tell me that they are most comfortable in a peer group setting. I also feel better prepared to cope with a recurrence if one does occur because of all I have learned by attending educational conferences.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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5 people found this review helpful

SHARE was a lifeline of emotional support and information at a very difficult moment. I don't know how my family and I would have survived that experience without their help.

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

getting real first-person information from breast cancer survivors, about what to expect during treatment, how to adjust to life with cancer and after cancer.

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

SHARE provides contact with survivors who really know the score. You know they are telling you what you need to know.

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

all completely informed and able to communicate with me

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

clone itself around the world

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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5 people found this review helpful

Being a Breast Cancer Awareness advocate I'm aware of the great work Share does through friends that are Breast Cancer survivors.

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

attending seminars

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-2-01

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5 people found this review helpful

A friend suggested that I contact SHARE, 25 years ago when, at the age of 41, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I found the support I needed to get through the trauma of the diagnosis, the recovery from surgery and the disorientation of life post-treatment. I began teaching yoga in their wellness program and continued offering classes for the next 20 years. I also serve on the Advisory Committee for Latina SHARE. SHARE has provided a safe, nurturing environment which has been an invaluable tool for me and thousands of others as we move along our healing paths.

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

... helping me at every stage of the disease from diagnosis to post-treatment.

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

The people -- staff, volunteers, clients .. the people who drift in...SHARE attracts some wonderful people.

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

EXPAND and help more women who deal with the isolation, fear and depression that often accompanies a diagnosis of breast or ovarian cancer.

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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Rating: 4 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Share is very effective in guiding women who have been diagnosed with or are living with breast or ovarian cancer. They have many programs that help them deal and live with these deseases through the many "FREE" programs they provide throughout the year. They also have a "Hotline" where you can call in and talk and ask questions of a "Survivor" who has been trained to help you.

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

knowing someone thae used their services and was most complimentary in how she was treated by a member of their HOTLINE.

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

Meeting and talking to survivors.

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

very int otheir working/volunteering for this organization.

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

Furher spread the word about their organization and be able to move into larger quarters.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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