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

I was able to hear first hand a tremendous testimony of Ovarian and Breast cancer patient. their testimony and their good spirit, help women in my organization to be motivated to go and check themselves for breast and cervic cancer. their testimony inspired the ladies and also awared them of symtoms and tests need it to be done in order to find out about this sickness and keep themselves healthy.

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

many ways. with their information i'm able to disiminated the information and aware the families i serve.

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

their accurate information

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

inspirational

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

work fisrt hand with women in different health situation. providing a much bigger counciling program and prevention

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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8 people found this review helpful

This organization has helped countless numbers of women with breast or ovarian cancer. It provides women with a sense of empowerment in dealing with this complex disease by offering help on so many levels, such as providing information about current research and how to cope with the impact of surgery and treatment. The thing about SHARE is that one derives benefit by both giving and receiving help.

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

dealing with my own cancer, as well as deriving tremendous satisfaction in helping other women on the hotline

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

because of helping others my life has been enriched.

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

thoughtful, sensitive and supportive people.

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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8 people found this review helpful

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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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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9 people found this review helpful

I learned about SHARE from a friend over 8 years ago when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. After some encouragement and with some skepticism, I joined a SHARE support group. It was a wonderful experience and extremely helpful in dealing with the many issues around my diagnosis and treatment. In addition to being a recipient of services, including educational programs, I have since volunteered at SHARE in several capacities. Volunteering for me is an opportunity to use my breast cancer experience and knowledge to help other individuals and to advocate for improved diagnostic tools, treatments, prevention and a cure for breast cancer. SHARE’s staff is knowledgeable and supportive and, with it’s volunteers, form a community that provides opportunity for connection, support and empowerment. I'm always reminded how lucky I have been to have connected with SHARE. I hope that SHARE will continue to grow to expand its visability and reach, so that more people have similar opportunities.

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

see my review

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About every week

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2010-5-01

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11 people found this review helpful

When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, I had family support, but no support from anyone who had dealt with breast cancer personally. Someone at work introduced me Share and I became involved. I got involved on both ends. I started participating in groups when I was diagnosed with with breast cancer 21 years ago.I eventually led support groups. Now 21 years later I am still involved doing hotline calls from home. Share was wonderful for me and I hear the grateful voices of the women on the hotline. They are so grateful to have someone to talk to, even if they can't attend any of the programs. (Some of the women live in other states).

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

When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, I had a problem find a support group that I was comfortable with. Then someone introduced me to Share. I got involved and have been ever since.

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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9 people found this review helpful

I found SHARE when I called their Hotline, the day I was told that I had a tumor, twenty years ago. Since then I have used their services and volunteered in almost every capacity. Althugh SHARE has expanded in all its services it has maintained its ability to help individuals one by one. I am still in awe of the work of this organization.

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

dealing with my own breast cancer, discovering that information and support are powerful tools for gaining control in a situation that seems 'out of control'.

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About every week

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2010-5-01

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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.

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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 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.

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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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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