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What I want to do

Change the way medicine looks at natural therapies and lifestyles

What matters to me

Helping people, World Peace, an End to Racism and Economic Injustice, Equal RIGHTS for ALL including Gays and Lesbians

What inspires me

Knowledge, other people

Delray Beach, FL USA


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Center for Advancement in Cancer Education
June 16, 2010

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer I could not take chemotherapy and chose not to do radiation. At a loss for choices, I attended several educational meetings this group held. The information was very useful and the contacts I made helped me to make better decisions.

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

They provide information and counseling to people with cancer. I benefited from that.

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

Hearing information from important speakers.

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

Reach a lot more people with useful information

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

1999

MY ROLE:
Client Served & Attended several educational meetings.

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

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1993 and knew absolutely no one with the disease. By attending support groups at SHARE, I found so many women I could really talk to. The sense of community then and now is amazing. The level-headed information presented by speakers, by peer counselors and by patients, has helped all along the way. SHARE makes it possible for people to volunteer using their talents. I love this organization.

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

I was a member of a support group upon a breast cancer diagnosis. Had the oppty to run a study group for those interested in natural therapies. Was also involved in advocacy.

Ways to make it better...

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

Find more money for them so they could serve ALL women with cancer - not just breast and ovarian.

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

the genuine caring that takes place there.

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

amazingly helpful and very friendly

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

expand its service to work with all women with all types of cancer.

Ways to make it better...

I didn't have to get breast cancer to be part of this group!

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

lack of funds to do more services in the community.

One thing I'd also say is that...

They have the most dedicated volunteers year after year. I was first involved in 1993 and am still involved when I give a talk or attend a meeting (even though I now live in Florida, I still manage to get to some events each year).

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I did community outreach and ran a study group for complementary/alternative therapies.

OVARIAN CANCER NATIONAL ALLIANCE
July 24, 2009

This organization is bringing together women with ovarian cancer and their supporters to help raise awareness, provide a sense of community and change perception. Surviving is possible, there are recognizable symptoms. Learn them and protect yourself and your the women in your life.

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

bringing a strong sense of community. Moving research forward. Raising awareness

Ways to make it better...

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

Make as many alliances as possible in the cancer world.

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

Their committment and energy.

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

Terrific and dedicated.

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

Bring its Surivors Teaching Students (for medical students) program to EVERY medical school. It could reach ALL women with ovarian cancer, and hopefully raise awareness of all gyn doctors as to the issues.

Ways to make it better...

They more strongly acknowledged the role of complementary, alternative (CAM), natural cancer therapies while discussing conventional treatments.

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

Growing more awareness, getting more research.

One thing I'd also say is that...

They are a great group with an uphill battle.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & Patient advocate, conference speaker and conference exhibitor.

Breast Cancer Choices
July 14, 2009

This organization alerted me to the dangers of low levels of iodine. I really appreciated the information and made changes in my lifestyle to accomodate that.

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

the way they present information. It really makes people think about the issues.

Ways to make it better...

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

publicize it more.

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

They were sensitive to my needs.

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

excellent and very helpful.

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

let more people know about the protocols they have developed.

Ways to make it better...

It was really fine.

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

raising awareness.

One thing I'd also say is that...

they provide great information.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I made changes in accordance with their program.