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American Bladder Cancer Society Inc
June 29, 2010

About 5 years ago my best friend was diagnosed with Bladder Cancer. I was unfamiliar with Bladder Cancer and when I went to search for information there was little available. The research she did was often too little and very frightening. There was no one to talk to except her doctor who was of little help when she asked for more information and options for treatment or heaven help her even asking for a second opinion for treatment options. She selecting another doctor for treatment and as she went through the treatments she started looking for a way to help other newly diagnosed Bladder Cancer patients as well as survivors and their caregivers. She did not want other people to have to go through Bladder Cancer alone. I have watched this organization grow and see all the help and support it gives to people at a very difficult time in their lives. It is available 24 hours a day and I see users on the site at all hours, sometimes searching for information and sometimes asking questions and yes, getting answers at all hours. The site can help a person find current information on Bladder Cancer and treatments available, find a doctor in their area, help with insurance coverage problems and help with personal questions about life during and after treatment. The site will not tell a person what treatment is best for them as only their doctor can know treatment is best for their particular diagnosis. No one knows better what a Bladder Cancer patient is going through than another Bladder Cancer survivor. Every cancer is unique and comes with its own treatment effects, after treatment effects, as well as long term life issues and fears. THIS ORGANIZATION IS TRULY A LIFE LINE FOR SO MANY BLADDER CANCER SURVIVORS.

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

I ahve experienced the results of this organization since its beginning and every day since.

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

Hearing from people about how this organization has helped them or a loved one.

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

The board members are very committed to this organization. Many are bladder cancer survivors and are scattered through the United States and give up personal time to volunteer.

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

Help educate people about the symptons of bladder cancer so it can be detected early making the survival rate soar.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Board Member & Current Treasurer of this organization.