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

Rating: 4.95 stars   116 reviews

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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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EIN 13-3131914
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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

SHARE offers breast and ovarian cancer survivors a way to keep up with the ever-changing developments in cancer care with meetings and lectures featuring prominent oncologists, cancer survivors, leaders of major advocacy groups, such as the National Breast Cancer Coalition, and legislators discussing health-care reform. It also provides many different support groups, including breast and ovarian cancer, caregivers and lymphedema, to name a few. The organization also offers national hotlines to help breast and ovarian cancer survivors cope emotionally and get information on attending support groups in their area and phone numbers and websites on obtaining financial support, such as Medicaid.

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

SHARE support groups and lectures have helped me to cope with my breast cancer diagnosis and understand available medical options. And as a hotline volunteer, it has given me a way to help other breast cancer patients.

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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10 people found this review helpful

When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, SHARE volunteers helped me overcome feelings of fear, confusion, and aloneness, and showed me the strength of self-help, peer groups in developing a feeling of empowerment in the face of this disease. Later on, as a volunteer, I was able to help other women go through this same process. SHARE was a pioneer in emotional support for women, by women who had walked in the same shoes.

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

Helping me to become empowered to face breast cancer and then to be able to help to empower other women, especially underserved Latinas in New Yo9rk City.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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8 people found this review helpful

they were very supportive when i was first dx with breast cancer. they gave me the strength i needed to keeping fighting, Alex and Ivis without them i could not have done it they were their 24/7 for me and so were the other survivors from the spanish support group. thank you Ivis keep doing the work you do for us at the latina share

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

they helped me while i was going threw chemo and radition

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

My first contact with SHARE was nearly 10 years ago when I was newly diagnosed with breast cancer and joined a SHARE-sponsored support group. Almost immediately I was thinking of ways to "give back," training first as a Hotline volunteer and then going through a series of scientific advocacy trainings. SHARE has taught me that there is more to do than worry.

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

SHARE has enabled to feel confident enough to act as a consumer-reviewer and patient advocate in a number of medical professional venues that would have totally intimidated me a few years ago.

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

Just give it more money so it could do more of what it is doing.

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

the people.

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

knowledgeable and good people to deal with.

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

vastly expand its staff and volunteer services, concentrate on service delivery and worry less about funds

Ways to make it better...

my experience is fine

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

funding and the personal losses we all have to endure

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

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

My first contact with SHARE was through their survivor hotline. When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, I felt so isolated and confused. It was shocking and surreal. Speaking to someone who was a survivor was a blessing. I am so thankful for the voice on the other end of the phone that helped me through this challenging time. She knew what I was going through and became a valuable member of my support network. I also thank my primary care physician, a breast cancer survivor, for recommending that I call SHARE.

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

receiving valuable support during my diagnosis and treatment via their hotline.

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

I joined SHARE soon after I was operated on for endometrial cancer. It was the link I needed between dealing with the fear and getting my life back. When I joined I believe I was the first hot line volunteer with EC. Helping others for the time I was involved helped me also. Great Great organization!!

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

a few very important ways. I found helping others was good for me, being with woman who shared my experience was great. Being able to refer frightened women to a place where they can be directed and calmed was a gift for all.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006-1-01

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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.

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

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 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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12 people found this review helpful

Share helped me enormously as both a patient/client and then as a volunteer. Their counseling services and then their support groups helped me get through a very difficult and potentially life-threatening time in my life. I was so impressed with them that I subsequently became a volunteer and advocate, attending a training weekend in Washington. Thank you for empowering me and keep up the good work!

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

2001- 2004

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

their knowledge, support and authority

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

wide-ranging knowledgable and compassionate.

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

help cure cancer.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-1-01

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6 people found this review helpful

This organization does amazing things for women (and their family members and others) who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis. I think that my group was the single most supportive and positive experience during the my treatment and recovery and was very helpful in dealing with the every day issues that arise. It deserves all the support it can get.

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

see above

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

1997-1-01

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