Share Self-Help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer, Inc.
May 22, 2010
My work in advocacy was as unexpected as my breast cancer diagnosis. It was the women of SHARE who helped me in this journey. When I first walked through SHARE's door twenty years ago with a diagnosis that might have defeated me, I immediately felt a sense of empowerment. SHARE was and is a community where empathy, support and intelligent information overflow. My first support group there helped me adjust to my "new normal" and I later used that strength to facilitate many groups myself. The training I received was remarkable. With SHARE's guidance, I became politically active, lobbying in Washington DC and connecting to other advocates nationally, even inaugurating a breast cancer patient advocacy program in a New York hospital.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
First, I experienced the value of one-to-one support at SHARE. Eventually, I saw that I wanted to do more. SHARE was instrumental in providing opportunities for me to learn and share intelligent, useful information. I wanted to fight for our lives.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every month
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Former volunteer & I facilitated support groups, made Hotline calls, attended conferences, lobbied in Washington, DC.