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  

Although my issue wasn't breast cancer, I was facing possible malignant bladder cancer. Thanks to Lenora Johnson and Steel Magnolias fearless attitude, I went into surgery determined to handle whatever the diagnosis might be. After all, look at the strong women and men who make Steel Magnolias what it is today. Strength, fortitude, determination, positive attitude, support and love are just a few words I use to describe Steel Magnolias.

Thank you for being there when life sometimes flips us on our back side.

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

...my own life.

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

not do a thing different.

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Rating: 4 stars  

The ladies of the Steel Magnolias are the most caring, strong women I have met. Each has been through the scariest moment in a woman's life. When she is told she has cancer.

The Newsletter is full of inforative articles and I love the joke section. You just have to laugh no matter how sad you feel.

These ladies and gentlemen have been to the schools, public groups and organizations to get the message out. Self Examaination at all ages and Mammagrams Help Save lives.

Their care packages bring so much love and caring with them when a woman needs all the support she can get.

This is a wonderful organization that does great work all over the country. They have sent care packages to friends of mine in Georga and Florida. You can see correspondence from all over the USA in their newsletter and on their website.

They definitely get my vote!
Leigh Ellis
Oxford, Al

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

Their care package helped me get through some of the roughest days of my life.

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

I don't know what I would change as they do so much good work.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was diagnosed mid 2010, and had no idea where to begin with anything. I'm not even sure how they found out about me, or if i contacted them its during the time frame of "everything is moving too fast". Every time I emailed them, called them about anything, i always got a fast response, and being that my schedule was not on a set routine, someone would just meet me there with just a phone call saying im on the way there now. They offered me just about everything you could imagine wigs, hats, scarves, you name it they offered it. The wigs were a big thing for me cause i didnt want to where the do rags too much, especially to church, and if i got tired of one they just let me trade it for a new one. Everything they do is awsome. cant say enough good things about them, friendly staff, clean enviroment,

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

they have helped in every way possible, sending cards, you name it they did it

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

i would have gas cards for more than just one treatment center

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

online search engine

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

to keep my chin up that i will get past this

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Steel Magnolias was a huge amount of support after breast cancer surgery and chemotherapy. They are such strong women, I could not help wanting to be just like them. They are always thinking of ways to make things better for others dispite their own hardships. So many backgrounds make a very diverse group that can connect with anyone no matter what the circumstances.

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

Improving my self image and outlook on life.

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

Don't know of anything.

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Steel Magnolias is a wonderful organization!!! Upon a relative notifying them I was diagnosed with cancer, I received a sweet care package and letter of support. These awesome ladies have also sent care packages to others I've learned of who were diagnosed. Lenora, the organization's founder, has continued to check on me and be a source of support. Also, they offer a benevolence closet to those in need. I think this is truly a fabulous group!!!!

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

My own personal battle with cancer

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in April 2008. The very next day, a very sweet lady from Steel Magnolia's came by our business with a gift bag for me. It wasn't until I received that bag that the reality of the whole cancer thing set in. I was not happy one bit but God knew what I needed! The items in that bag were put to use the very next day after my mastectomy. To this day I still sleep with the little heart-shaped pillow when my arm is aching. I have not been able to thank Steel Magnolias properly for the work that they do, they became the tangible target for my despair. But God has been faithful and the ladies of Steel Magnolia's have been faithful to serve those of us who are going through a most horrible experience. I thank God for each member of Steel Magnolia's and love them dearly. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the service you provide!

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

my day to day living with and treating breast cancer.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and we met Steel Magnolias at the hospital where my mother had her surgery. This group has been wonderful. They are extremely supportive and have had an immense impact on my mother as she is dealing with this disease. I am very grateful to Lenora and all of her wonderful volunteers for everything they are doing to help my mother.

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

helping people and helping with resources. Very supportive group and made my mother feel very welcome.

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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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Without Steel Magnolias, this fight would have been tougher and lonely. They knew what I was going thru...They all had experienced it. Moving from another area and not having family local, they were there. Provided me with the essentials that I needed before and after my mastectomy and chemo treatments. With them, my journey with the "BIG C", as challenging as it was, ended with a new group of friends and survivors. I AM ONE OF THEM, A STEEL MAGNOLIA AND SURVIVOR!!

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

2007 when I was diagnoised with Stage II Breast Cancer.I love this group of women because they are spreading the word by educating young women about self breast exams that will save lives by going into our schools. How awesome is that!!

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

I got involved. Even though I am not involved as I once was, I loved every minuted of it.

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

dedicated and sincere.

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

Do wonders on educating young women in self breast exams. Early detection is the key. Until a cure is found.

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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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

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.

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.

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

Not know where to begin

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...

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

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?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

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!

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

my family.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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