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June 21, 2010

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June 21, 2010

A dear friend of mine, Lenora Johnson is a survivor and had such a passion for the ladies in the group. At the time, I was host to a TV show called "In the Company of Women", and "The Edge". I had this wonderful lady on my show several times. Her love for the ladies who are diagnosed with breast cancer was such a delightful and beautiful experience for me to share with my audience. Thank you Lenora, the world is a better place because of "Steel Magnolias". Donna Feazell

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

knowing that the ladies knew there was hope, by all the wonderful ladies associated with this organization.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

June 21, 2010

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June 21, 2010

When I found out that I had stage IIIC breast cancer 6/08 a friend of mine turned my name in to the Steel Magnolias. We are not in the same town, but that didn't matter. They responded with many cheerful cards and drain bags that I have found useful, not only then but in a couple of surgeries since. They kept me on their email newsletter list. Maybe one day I will get to meet these gracious ladies. Betty Bridges, Birmingham

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

through cards, emails and giftsk alothough they have never met me. They just show they care.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 21, 2010

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June 21, 2010

I became involved with this group after my Mother became involved. She became involved as a survivor and I wanted to honor her. This is a group of wonderful women who are survivors or may be surviving with an active cancer. This group makes sure family members are taken of care of at the hospital if a loved one is there, they started a program in the local high schools to teach young girls how to do self breast checks, they petitioned until our state legislature closed a loop hole in Medicaid which assures any uninsured woman can get medical help for breast or cervical cancer. These wonderful women also are raising money yearly to send to Susan G. Komen. They are a group of go getters who make me tired just knowing all they do for our community. I at least know, if I am ever diagonosed with cancer, I have a family waiting to envelope me with lots of love and much support.

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

Through my mother.

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

The spirit with which they live their lives.

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

Always ready to help and knowledgable about cancer.

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

feed more family members at the hospital while waiting for their loved ones in surgery, put out more information on cancer, add more schools to their teaching young girls how to check for breast cancer.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 19, 2010

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June 19, 2010

I do not live in Alabama, but I have been very well informed of this group. They are 100% dedicated, and motivated to help year round. In my own opinion they deserve this award, and should be an example to those worldwide!

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

helping spread the word, and educating those about breast, cervical and ovarian.

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

donating money to this group so it can help this wonderful cause. Helping gives me a wonderful feeling inside

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

understanding, kind, welcoming

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

Advertise to the whole world about this group!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 19, 2010

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June 19, 2010

Steel Magnolias has helped my relatives affected by cancer, as well as many others in this county and several surrounding counties. They educate, support, and are active with projects to raise money to further their services. The members are personally motivated to be active. I admire them.

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

2004 - present

Ways to make it better...

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

can't think of any

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

the Lea Fite golf tournament, and the banquets

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

like family, and really believe in what they are doing.

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

multiply their effectiveness

Ways to make it better...

can't figure

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

the continuing need for this group

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

is that they deserve a gold medal for all the hard work they do. I don't know how they get that much energy, but they are sure dedicated.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 19, 2010

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June 19, 2010

I"m a Breast Cancer suurvivor of 2years and 10 months. I got involved with this group at when I was going through the treatments. they were very supportive. they call and check on people when they are having treatments and mail out a monthly news letter to survivors. I like that its a non-profit. yhey really do alot for the community. you just have to let them know you need help and they do whatever they can to help.

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

the survivor role. I talk to people about them everytime i meet someone that is going through breast cancer

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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June 19, 2010

Steel Magnolias and the related brotherhood Men of Steel, have been a positive support group and big influence on my life and my husband's. It's a great blessing to realize this group has raised funds to provide care baskets for other breast and cervical cancer patients. They provide two meal vouchers for the patient's family. They provide baskets of crackers and drinks in the radiology/chemotherapy doctors offices, for patients getting treatment. They discovered a loophole in the Medicaid law denying treatment for those who had worked, had insurance, but diagnosed with cancer and lost their job and insurance and then were denied coverage. By gathering thousands of signatures on petitions and with the help of Rep. Lea Fite, and Sen. Kim Benefield. They saw this loophole closed. They purchased a breast kit and volunteers go to the schools to teach young girls how to recognize signs of cancer. They hold bake and jewelry sales, and silent auctions to raise money. They their first Lea Fite Memorial Golf Tournament in memory of our state Rep. who helped get the law passed for Medicaid coverage (for breast and cervical cancer). They run a special needs closet for those who need wigs, breast prosthesis, clothes, make-up care kits, for free. Yes, this is an active group, and I'm proud to be a part of it. They see a need, and they work until they find a solution.

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

Anniston, Alabama, they are the only support group serving multiple counties. They are not just confied to Calhoun, County. They are also serving Randolph, Etowah, Talladega and surrounding areas.

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

Not know where to begin

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

monthly meetings with speakers on excellent topics of care. The love and friendship experiences. The dedication to make life better for others.

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

dedicated and interested in everyone

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

reach more people

Ways to make it better...

I can't imagine...

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

I'm amazed at how much this group has been able to accomplish since it's beginnings.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 19, 2010

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June 19, 2010

My mother Elizabeth McCabe, is a breast cancer survivor. When she had her surgery, she needed a support group to be informed about what was ahead of her. Steel Magnolias in Anniston, Alabama, welcomed her with open arms. Words cannot describe how very informative, caring, and sympathetic these people were to her. They took her in as if she was another sister to them. Anyone that joins this group, is treated like a member of their own family. Anyone who does not live near Steel Magnolias, they will still get the same treatment. It makes me feel really good inside, to be able to do my part for a good cause. We should spread the word to this wonderful group. I give this group 5 out of 5 stars for fabulous work!

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

yes

Ways to make it better...

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

if it's possible to inform every woman of any age about this group

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

Doing my part in helping them achieve their goals. Knowing that when I help, it's for a worthy cause that appreciates everything I do for them.

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

Lenora Johnson, Marti Warren, Ina Rooks, Janet Reese, my mother Elizabeth McCabe, and other wonderful people!

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

Provide wigs (already accomplished), medical supplies to the cancer patients, transportation to and from chemo/radiation, worldwide support, as well as donations to help with the future of the group.

Ways to make it better...

Need help spreading the word out more!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 19, 2010

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June 19, 2010

The Steel Magnolias Breast Cancer Support Group have given so many women hope and love. Words cannot express how much we appreciate this group and how they've helped our family. These people have been wonderful. Thank you!

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

my family.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 18, 2010

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June 18, 2010

Steel Magnolias is made of an ALL volunteer corp of dedicated women who help those fighting or recovering from breast cancer, or are a member of a family who has a member facing that challenge. The volunteers are inspirational, kind, generous, and caring. It is one of the most amazing organizations I have ever had the privilege of being witnessing.

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

I've witnessed the amazing service of this organization and like all touched by them, have been inspired by their kindness.

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

getting to know so many genuine and kind people.

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

Inspirational, amazing, and wonderful women.

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

do so much more, since they've done so much without much with so little!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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