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.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

SHARE has enabled countless women, their families and friends to cope with the realities and difficulties of a cancer diagnosis through their hotlines, support groups, education and wellness programs. I know this first hand, as an ovarian cancer survivor and as the former director of their ovarian cancer program.

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This organization has been a sustaining force and friend for our cancer patients and survivors for several decades. Beyond their essential contribution as the largest breast cancer patient advocacy group in New York, SHARE is enhancing the knowledge of health care providers throughout NYC and helping hospitals like ours to make our service delivery more effective for ethnically diverse women. We anticipate that this collaboration will enable us to become better advocates on behalf of our diverse patients and survivors. We have grown a lot through our interactions with SHARE - they are an essential conduit for us to stay in touch with national and state level perspectives as well.

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I've personally grown in terms of my awareness of state and national issues - this organization has especially benefitted our Clinic in terms of patient advocacy and support; and literacy and language appropriate resources.

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

our partnership for enhanced language-specific materials for diverse immigrant women in NYC

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

professional, focused, motivated.

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

expand resources and personnel to other language specific groups and communities in NYC & provide enhanced support for women's health more generally (as well as cancer specific health needs).

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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6 people found this review helpful

I learned about SHARE several years ago when I became involved with educating fellow lawyers and others in the legal community about breast cancer. I have known many people who were directly helped by SHARE, in a very meaningful way (I am also a nurse and so I have heard many accounts over the years.)I have learned a great deal from the SHARE programs and its website. For cutting edge information, they are an invaluable resource, and I have relied on them in identifying important issues for conferences that I have helped plan. They use their resources wisely, and they appreciate every gift. If I had vast resources to offer, they would be at the top of my list.

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and have seen many people benefit from the knowledge and support provided by SHARE -- that others have been down the anxiety-ridden path following a cancer diagnosis and yes, there is hope and a way to live well.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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9 people found this review helpful

I have had the privilege of working on several of SHARE's ovarian programs during the last four years. The most significant being the implementation of SHARE's toll-free Ovarian Cancer Hotline. The Hotline is a service which provides women diagnosed with ovarian cancer or who have suspicious symptoms and their family and friends with support, information, resources and hope. SHARE's Hotline is staffed by trained volunteers are themselves ovarian cancer survivors, and thus can relate to callers on a personal level, identifying with the callers concerns, fears, and experience. Most importantly, having lived through the experience, SHARE's Hotline volunteers provide callers with hope.

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

the support and empowerment they provide women through all of their programs.

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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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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