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Share Self-Help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer, Inc.
May 18, 2010

In 1995, I developed and directed the first direct service ovarian cancer program in the country which SHARE was starting as a new adjunct to its breast cancer program. It paralleled the breast program's services: hot line, support groups, wellness and educational programs. During my time at SHARE, we also started a project titled "SOS, SHARE OVARIAN SURVIVORS" dedicated to raising awareness for the need of early detection of a disease which was and continues to be difficult to diagnose in it earliest stages. Using ovarian cancer survivors/volunteers we spoke to groups in the medical community and the community at large (women's groups) about what it took to be diagnosed, what happened afterwards and where we were in our journey at that point. It was an extremely effective form of communication and a means of raising awareness for early detection. As we know, the experiential can be a very powerful tool to reach others.

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In the years that I worked for SHARE, I was able to see first hand its impact on women's lives and their families. For me personally, a long time survivor of ovarian cancer, now 38 years, I was given the incredible opportunity to become an early advocate

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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?

2009

MY ROLE:
Former staff & First Director, Ovarian Cancer Program.