Steel Magnolias Breast Cancer Support Group Inc

Rating: 4.96 stars   45 reviews

Issues: Cancer, Breast Cancer

Location: 11012 New Liberty Rd % Jeff Owens Piedmont AL 36272 USA

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2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have know and have be honored to be a part of this wonderful group of Women and Men. They do so much to help cancer patients and survivors sending out care packages ,supplying information to evey woman they can reach .They send out nurses to Schools to talk about mammograms and how to do self exams and when to see a doctor.They supply dining vouchers for families at local Hospitals while their loved one is in surgery or getting Chemo treatments.I just can't say enough about this WONDERFUL group of dedicated Women. I might mention all of them have had or are still dealing with this dreadful disease..................... Dixie Reynolds

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm a breast cancer survivor since 1998. This group was the only group in my area that helped me cope with my cancer. They provided me with a welcome basket as well as other helpful information. They deserve this recognition.

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

Yes

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

Not a thing.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Rating: 5 stars  

A friend of mine helps this group, I think they do a fabulous job providing help to those in Alabama. They deserve this opportunity.

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

yes

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

The old saying goes, "if it ain't broke don't fix it!" I wouldn't change a thing. But this group needs this recognition.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Wonderful group, that deserves this reward. They have helped many people become aware of breast and cervical cancer, as well as given back to the community.

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

Yes I volunteer

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

Not a thing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer about 7 years ago. While we continually believed that God would heal her, He sent a group of people her way that helped her heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Actually they helped our whole family. That group was Steel Magnolias. I have seen God use my mother in ways that I never would have imagined with this group. I love Steel Magnolias and each person involved with the group. This group is a blessing to everyone it touches.

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

watching my parents involvement.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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4 people found this review helpful

Steel magnolias has been a positive inspiration to many women who have gone through the freightening experience of haveing breast cancer surgery. I have been with Steel Magnolias for several years and have watched this organization grow in leaps and bounds. Truely This organization is touched by God's hand! I have not had breast cancer but if I ever do I know where to go for encouragement, frienship, protection, answered questions, and love. Steel Magnolias is awesume!!!

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

Fellowship and love from women whom I respect and love.

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

The fact that I have the privilege of working with such fantastic women!

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

Absolutely fantastic!

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

Help women in the entire US be aware that they are not alone in the strugle with Breast cancer!

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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4 people found this review helpful

I have been impressed with the work of Steel Magnolias since I first became associated with them. They truly have a heartfelt passion for their work. Only survivors, such as this dedicated group of women, can truly stand alongside someone with a diagnosis of breast cancer. This passion is taken to so many levels with their vision and desire to promote healthy lifestyles, education in girls, beginning in 8th grade and other efforts. Not only has this group tackled the "hands-on" care of the patient and their road to treatment and recovery, they have included their families as well. I applaud their efforts and am proud to be associated with such a dynamic group of caring individuals.

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

Developing patient testimonials with them, attending meetings and events and working alongside of them.

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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Rating: 5 stars  

I donate toiletries to put in care packages to go to new patients. It's an honor to be a part of this group.

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

I've personally seen what this group of Women and Men do for Breast Cancer victims.They run on donations but do so much.They give time,wigs,bras and food vouchers to families waiting for a loved on to get out of surgery. They also teach young women to do self exams and show them what to look for.Plus have fund raisers to keep this non profit orgination running.

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

I don't think I would change a thing except try and make more money to reach more families and make them aware of Steel Magonlias Thay mean so much to so many.

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8 people found this review helpful

I am excited to be involved with this GREAT organization.Lenora and the wonderful women and men that make Steel Magonlias what it is today. Breast Cancer and other cancers are the focus of this group to help ALL woman even those with no insurance get the medical attention the so badly need.Indeed I am Blessed to be a part of Steel Magnolias.

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

I have seen results of this group.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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6 people found this review helpful

Hello, I am so thankful for the Steel Magnolias Breast Cancer Support Group. My mother had yearly mammograms and thought she was OK. In December of 2008, she had colon surgery and discovered she had colon cancer. The surgeon also discovered breast cancer and removed her right breast. In one month, her whole life changed. She is a R.N. and is 79. Her R.N. license is still active and she plans to keep it. She has been supported by the Steel Magnolias since her surgeries. They have provided a wig, bra, hats; anything she needed. Our whole family is so grateful for the love, friendship, honesty, and kindness shown by the Steel Magnolias. I am her caregiver. I help her when she needs me. Most of the time she likes to be independent. I am her daughter, Melody. I love to attend the Steel Magnolias Group meeting each month. Everyone learns a lot and shares a nice meal. They are the Best!!!

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

The community benefits by the wonderful work of Lenora Johnson, who founded the Steel Magnolias. She was successful in getting a very important bill passed in the Alabama Legislature. Uninsured women will have mammograms and pap smears!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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8 people found this review helpful

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.

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

Through my mother.

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?

2010-6-01

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