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  

6 people found this review helpful

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.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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6 people found this review helpful

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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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.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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6 people found this review helpful

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.

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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6 people found this review helpful

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.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

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 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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information gathering.

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-6-01

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7 people found this review helpful

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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the educational programs I have attended.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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6 people found this review helpful

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.

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.

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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9 people found this review helpful

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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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.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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9 people found this review helpful

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?

2010-3-01

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9 people found this review helpful

I was introduced to SHARE soon after I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001. I knew little about the disease & was very frightened at the prospect of surgery and chemotherapy. From the moment I spoke with the hotline director, I began to feel hopeful, as if I did not have to go through cancer alone and could have some control over the direction my life had taken. I joined a support group, attended informational workshops that gave me knowledge and support that empowered me to make treatment decisions and life decisions. My support group continues to meet several times a year & we will celebrate our ninth anniversary of being cancer-free next fall. I continue my connection SHARE as a volunteer on the hotline and in fundraising activities. SHARE operates on a shoe-string budget with a dedicated staff and volunteers. I have worked for non-profit organizations for 40 years and can honestly say that SHARE accomplishes more with less than any other organization I have ever seen.

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My own experience with SHARE includes being a member of a peer support group,attending informational workshops, and participating in advocacy efforts. SHARE gave me information & hope & has utilized my abilities as a volunteer & taught me to help others.

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

The sense of hope and empowerment that I gained as a result of taking part in its programs.

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

Kind, knowledgeable, committed, and fun!

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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