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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Civil Rights, Health, Lesbian & Gay Rights, LGBTQ, Public Health

Mission: Malecare, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, founded in 1997.; Malecare develops practical, life saving programs for cancer survivors. Malecare is largest mens cancer survivor support and advocacy national nonprofit organization.

Target demographics: Men diagnosed with cancer.

Geographic areas served: Global

Community Stories

56 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I am 23 born a male always wanted to be a female and it kills me that i have male bodyparts .i feel very incomplete and wierd if someone can help me it will really change my life

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Malecare is careful and open in its dissemination of information, supportive in its help of men with prostate cancer at early stages and in advanced disease, and a font of information and encouragement to families, caregivers, professionals and clinicians and clinical researchers worldwide. Its support of clinical trials and all kinds of research ideas through the brilliantly conceived StartACure links crowd sourced funding with real projects that can both support researchers and teach the general reader how to appreciate and understand how research works. And Malecare's attention to the needs of ALL men -- gay and straight, old and young, with illness and worried well, of all ethnic and racial backgrounds, in NY and across the world -- is true to its name. Thanks to founder Darryl Mitteldorf, LCSW, to Joel, to the board and volunteers for providing a real service.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer and could not find any help or support from anyone or from another place. Malecare Is a fantastic programm for men like me. They provide meaningful education and support for men with metastatic prostate cancer . They are the only ones I know that do this

They are accurate not clogged with advertisements and speak to my situation. No other organization seems to care the way they do. I wish I had a million dollars tog give them, it would be worth it.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Malecare is a Non-profit organization that brings men from all walks of life together who have or have had prostate cancer. It offers support to individuals who previously would have felt or been isolated. Under the leadership of Daryl Mittendorf the group focuses on all issues regarding the disease and brings to the vanguard health awareness. Darryl shares his time and expertise at no cost and contributes much to the well being of its participants.

4 Brian H.

Donor

Rating: 5

While increasing, prostate cancer awareness and advocacy is not representative of is impact on society. In addition to is support network for those diagnosed with prostate cancer, Malecare does an excellent job in increasing public awareness. An example is their ongoing work in organizing support for and encouraging citizens to contact their government officials to ensure continued government research funding for prostate cancer. I am proud to support this organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Though Malecare seems more focused on prostate and testicular cancer, their social worker was able to help me connect with other men diagnosed with lung cancer. Malecare also showed me how to use the internet to get quality kinds of information.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It's hard for men to meet other men diagnosed with cancer. Malecare provides safe and informative group meetings that guys thrive in. It's a great nonprofit and helps thousands of men all across America

Board Member

Rating: 5

Malecare is one of America's great cancer survivor nonprofits, bare none. As a member of the Board of Directors, I have seen it grow to provide services to male cancer survivors, where other nonprofits simply dropped the ball. I am honored to be a part of Malecare's leadership and endorse it's standing on the Great Nonprofits list.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Malecarupport is a support organization that guides one from that deafening silence at the moment of diagnosis through the meandering matrix of options and confusion to a point of reasoned and informed decision making. This alone is priceless.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was all alone with this diagnosis of prostate cancer and found Malecare which held me and gave me courage and the latest knowledge. I could not survived without this support group and I still come to meetings to encourage others to attend.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Malecare has been a most positive experience for me after being diagnosed ten years ago with prostate cancer. My choice of treatment is based on what I learned and discovered through this support group.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am indebted to Daryl and the folks at Malecare because years ago when I received my diagnosis of prostate cancer, I desperately sought help and information and they were there for me (and anyone else). I was upset and confused with loads of questions. Malecare provided support and a wealth of useful information in the form of websites, writings, personal information, etc. that I could not find any where else.

Client Served

Rating: 5

In the 18 months since my prostate cancer was diagnosed, Malecare has been hugely helpful to me. Its weekly discussions are a vast source of specific information and ideas, as well as a font of psychological guidance and support. Darryl does a splendid job of steering the ship between these two goals. And thanks to his wisdom and diplomacy, the experience has made me feel much less alone. A prostate cancer diagnosis is terrifying and confusing. But the Malecare meetings have made it much easier to take. I recommend Malecare, and Darryl, whole-heartedly.

Bill B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found myself diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2006. After searching for prostate cancer organizations to volunteer with, I found Malecare. Unlike all of the other national prostate cancer so called non profits, Malecare seems to honestly care about providing quality resources, rather than spending insane amounts of time on fund raising. Three cheers to Malecare and it's great advocacy work.

Keith S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

After I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, I found Malecare via Google. Their weekly support group was of great value not only as an information exchange, but of great psychological help in getting through the whole diagnosis/decision/treatment/recovery process.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Twelve years ago, I was diagnosed with PCa. With the help of the internet, I was lucky enough to run across Darryl and fellow prostate cancer survivors who were able to steer me in the direction of good health care and emotional support. The info I receive via Malecare and Darryl is extremely helpful. Kudos and thank you to Darryl and all the people who continue the quest for a cure.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have found male care to be extremely helpful in alerting me to the latest treatments for prostate cancer.
As a male who is dealing with this disease I find the website very supportive.Keep up the wonderful work

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am indebted to Daryl and the folks at Malecare because, over a year ago when I received my diagnosis of prostate cancer, they were there for me. I was upset and confused and swimming in questions. Malecare provided a wealth of useful information in the form of websites and writings on various topics concerned with prostate cancer. Moreover, I was able to attend a couple sessions of the support group that meets in Manhattan and hear the stories of others who were where I was. The counsel I received at the support group gave me the information I needed to make the right decision for me. I underwent a radical prostatectomy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and, although my cancer was more serious than suspected, I came through the operation fine and have had no recurrance. My PSA continues to be zero. Malecare helped A LOT. I continue to be on their mailing list and know they are there to help in the future should I need it. Thanks Malecare.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have a friend who was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer and who attended Malecare support group. The Malecare support group seemed to help him ALOT. HE seemed so much more relaxed and confident about his treatment choices after attending the group.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have prostate cancer wnad Malecare is one of the better sites to keep informed about treatments.