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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Breast Cancer, Health

Mission: Our mission is to bridge the gap between the medical and wellness communities by providing accessible resources through complementary therapies that compliment medical treatment, caring for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the breast cancer patients we serve. We work diligently and responsibly to maximize direct financial support to the patients and communities we serve, enhancing the lives of our patients and empowering people of all ages to make healthy lifestyle choices through wellness education and breast cancer awareness.

Target demographics: Breast Cancer patients

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 500 women and provided education to over 1000 students

Geographic areas served: SE Pennsylvania

Programs: those to bridge the gap between the medical and wellness communities by educating women diagnosed with breast cancer about complementary therapies, providing them with a compassionate resource for support, knowledge and healing.

Community Stories

75 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

7 years ago in November I was working on my Thanksgiving dinner shopping list while I waited to have my yearly routine mammogram. The mammogram results that time were NOT routine. To my great surprise, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had 2 lumpectomies around Christmas followed by radiation.

The cancer diagnosis changed my holidays that year and my life… BUT the Unite for Her Wellness Day at Paoli Hospital changed my battle with cancer, allowing me to be the survivor I am today. With the various wellness initiatives they presented, I was empowered to rejuvenate and to recover. I ate better due to nutrition guidance and a weekly delivery
of fresh vegetables. I felt relaxed from the massage therapy. I was emotionally raised through friendships and support from the Unite for Her staff and volunteers who understood my journey. This is a wonderful organization and I am grateful to continue to be associated with them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a young woman recently diagnosed with breast cancer. I attended a wellness event hosted by Unite for Her and learned about the services that were available via the organization's voucher program. So far, I've had a therapeutic massage and a grocery store tour and cooking demonstration by their awesome nutritionist. This organization promotes health and treating not only cancer but the person as a whole so we can live long, healthy lives! I'd recommend them to anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer and wants to lead a healthier life.

Client Served

Rating: 4

Unite For Her was a suprising and welcome resource at a challenging time. I continue to use and share The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen by Rebecca Katz. I was also able to use my free farm-share to make many of the nutritional and delicious recipes in this book. FYI, Rebecca Katz has a new cookbook, The Healthy Mind, which I just ordered for myself and my cousin.

In addition to a free cookbook, a free farm-share, and a free six month YMCA membership, I also received coupons to use for acupuncture and a thirty minute nutritional consult. I would not have been able to afford any of these resources without the support of this organization.

I personally was shocked by the cost of medical care, even with "good" insurance. Unite For Her was a bright light in an otherwise challenging time in my life. I am forever grateful.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Unite for Her provided me the opportunity to do acupuncture and massage during treatment, that I wouldn't have been able to afford otherwise, which was extremely beneficial to both my physical and mental health. They also provided me with organic vegetables during the summer I was undergoing treatment which meant I always had a healthy option in my kitchen without having to make the trip to the store if I wasn't feeling up to it. I'm so grateful for everything they do and HIGHLY recommend their organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Unite For Her helped me through a very difficult time. I learned a great deal about various healing modalities and was provided access to them through coupons, workshops, etc. It was very empowering. Since then, I have worked with UFH in various fund raising activities. The energy and enthusiasm of the volunteers is incredible. It is an incredible organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My day with Unite for Her was wonderful. I learned so much and received so many great coupons which helped me immensely. More than that it was so good to be with other women going through or went through the same experience I did. Having breast cancer is when you really need to talk to others with it and feel a connection with them.
That's the benefit of Unite for Her. What a warm and caring group of people.

Client Served

Rating: 4

After going through treatment for breast cancer, Unite For Her was a breath of fresh air. It was wonderful to be pampered. The massages, the organic vegetables for 26 weeks, the vouchers for accupuncture, vouchers for yoga lessons and a voucher for a facial. Plus, I had someone come to my home and prepare five different meals. The meals were quick, good for you and tasted great. It was a great experience and to know there are people out there that care so much to want to make you feel so special. My hat goes off to them and many thanks for helping me get back to a norm.

Tanya33

Client Served

Rating: 5

Unite for HER was the most uplifting experience!p during a downtrodden time! My mother has passed, I have no sisters and a house full of males who love me, but are not female. Unite for HER presented a sisterhood when I most needed it. Not a pity party, but a united front where we gained strength from one another and cheered each other's efforts. No words can truly express my gratitude for the support, massages, organic vegetables, beauty classes, education, and the list goes on. This organization MAKES A DIFFERENCE!

1 Lois25

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was amazed at the services I received from Unite for Her ... massage, fresh organic produce, advice on beauty & cleaning products and much more! It gave me hope and a focus for a healthier future.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't say enough positive things about this organization. They were introduced to me at Paoli Hospital at the time of my mastectomy, and have been a constant in my life since. They have amazing people and programs to help you get through the most difficult time. They have helped me with emotional support, nutrition, massage and so many more aspects of my recovery. This is an amazing group and I feel so privileged to have them in my life.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization who provides support and resources for breast cancer patients. The participants are caring and encouraging and are proactive in providing services that help improve the quality of what is a devastating time. Knowing that others care and are there to assist is priceless. They have a dedicated team and a wonderful group of contributors who donate their time and services and truly want to make a difference in the recovery period for these women. So often during treatment, you feel far from normal, but having others who want to help in some small way is makes it just a little easier. They truly are a blessing.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Wow! There are so many things I could say about Unite for Her and its staff. To me, the breast cancer diagnosis left me in a fog. In a moment, my life had changed. This occurred after so many other negative changes in my life. Unite for Her was a way out of that fog and into a new and wonderful way of life. It also introduced me to a new group of wonderful women and friends. At my Wellness Day I came to understand how to care for me. For so many years I cared for everyone else in my life. This was a gentle way to start caring for me. In the process, I knew that other women would need this as well. Now I volunteer to help other women navigate through the process and become whole again. What a life saver Unite for Her has been for me! Thank you Thank you Thank You!!!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so thankful for the wonderful and heartwarming organization Sue Weldon started.
The Wellness Day I attended in September of 2015 at the Terrain was so joyful, informative, and such a blessing. I selected the acupuncture treatments and they have helped me in some many ways to better health. Thank you...We must keep Unite For Her going....

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Unite For Her is a fantastic organization! They give women going through breast cancer a chance to breath and think about something else, besides their cancer diagnosis. The outreach programs that are available are remarkable and give us cancer patients and survivors an opportunity to try several types of services that we normally could not afford due to the medical bills, cancer treatment is very expensive. I love this organization, they gave me a shoulder to lean on and the Wellness Day empower women and give them hope and access to resources they may not know about. I learned a lot of information about nutrition, got to try organic fruits and vegetables and learned how to shop and cook healthier foods for myself and my family. The complementary therapies (yoga, Reiki, acupuncture, message, etc.) and the providers are outstanding. Several times throughout the year I had a chance to forget for an hour or more that I was a cancer survivor and just relax and rejuvenate my body and spirit! I don't think people realize that after you finish the cancer treatments, there is a void and this is the time when you really need help in getting your life back on track. The various programs that Unite For Her provides, gives you that help and support. I ask anyone that can, to please make a donation so they can continue to help the thousands of women that go through the journey of a cancer diagnosis every year. Cancer is a life changing diseases, but Unite For Her helps you get through it!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Unite for Her through Paoli Hospital...did not know what to expect from a day of activities devoted to my well being as a recovering breast cancer patient. It was a day of being given the right amount of "being special" while learning to be aware of the unique requirements for a more wholesome life in food (great lunch), workouts, undergarments and therapists-message, reiki and acupuncture. Most important was the sense of well being the entire group provided and that one does not have to be alone in recovery.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Unite for Her is an amazing organization. I attended a Unite for Her Wellness Day at Chestnut Hill Hospital in the Spring of 2015, and it was a very enlightening experience. The organization focuses on living beyond breast cancer and offers nutritional advice and services that greatly helped in my recovery. I have taken full advantage of the services provided for the past year and will continue to use what I have learned for the rest of my life. I have modified my eating habits and am much more aware of the foods and chemicals that I put in my body. I also have been doing acupuncture and using my YMCA membership faithfully. Thank you, Unite for Her for you support in my recovery.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Unite for Her is a wonderful organization that provides complementary therapies to women dealing with breast cancer. The nutritional information, support, and therapies helped make a frightening experience a little easier. Unite for Her helped me heal; not just physically, but also, emotionally, and spiritually. I will be forever grateful.

Jill93

Client Served

Rating: 5

I began medical treatments for breast cancer in 2013. Starting with bi-lateral mastectomy, I then endured the difficult treatments of chemotherapy and radiation. When I was fortunate to attend the Unite for Her Wellness Day in the Spring of 2014, it was a huge and heavenly gift for my body, mind, and spirit! The day included invaluable education, a nutritious healthy lunch, and sample experiences of yoga and massage. I was truly amazed and delighted by the bonus of several gifts, including an empowering cookbook for anti-cancer recipes, 10 weeks of receiving fresh organic vegetables from a CSA that introduced me to a whole new world of healthy nutrition, and a choice of vouchers for several wonderful holistic resources including massage, acupuncture, yoga, counseling, and more. I am so grateful for the opportunity to broaden the scope of my healing from the harsh medical treatments. Sue Weldon and Unite for Her is a phenomenal empowering gift to those of us who are in great need of care and support! I have deleted sugar and wheat from my diet, resulting in greater health for my husband and me. When my oncologist said “diet has nothing to do with it” that was the last time I used him as my oncologist. We need to turn the tide of the cut-burn-drug mindset of the medical industry so that women are educated to prevent and heal breast cancer with up-to-date knowledge and choices. I am forever grateful for Unite for Her!

Client Served

Rating: 5

After getting diagnosed with breast cancer, I began treatments that caused my mood to change and caused joint pain. Through Unite For Her's passport to wellness, I took advantage of complementary therapies that significantly improved my mood and my joint pain. I feel so much better now and I give full credit to the services that Unite For Her provided me. I am so thankful for this organization and I hope all breast cancer patients can benefit from this amazing organization!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Unite For Her is a fantastic organization! They provide much needed support to breast cancer patients. I attended a Wellness day in 2015. The session provided important information about complementary therapies that really help with healing and moving beyond breast cancer. Doctors are great at diagnosis and treatment, but they typically don't discuss complementary therapies. Had I not gone to the Wellness Day, I would still have a lot more residual pain and side effects from chemo and radiation. The acupuncture and massage vouchers really helped put me back together after a long road of treatment!

kgibson15

Client Served

Rating: 5

Unite for Her made a difference in my breast cancer recovery program. Not knowing what to exactly expect, I attended a Wellness Day at Paoli Hospital and my life was put on a better path. There I got my first market share basket and with Katie's guidance, learned to cook more healthy and with vegetables I never heard of before...I learned the value of yoga and meditation to keep stress down...my back never felt better thanks to the healing massages given...more than anything I have shared friendship and support through this life adventure.

I can't say enough good things about Sue Weldon and her staff (extras cheers to Katie Cavuto, Gail Kelly and Cameron Cotrufello)...they are professional, filled with knowledge, helpful and the biggest cheerleaders around for fighting breast cancer.

1 Denise137

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Unite for Her is truly an amazing organization that I can honestly say has personally changed my life. It supports breast cancer patients by providing complimentary services to each woman through wellness days and continued care for an entire year and beyond if necessary. I was introduced to UFH in 2013 when I was going through treatment myself. I walked away that day , informed and empowered! I knew I had to be a part of this organization. They were right there for me again when I was diagnosed for a second time! The money raised actually goes to benefiting the patients in a very important way. The services provided have a great impact on the recovery process! It is a great honor to be a part of UFH. Thank you, Sue Weldon! ❤️

Client Served

Rating: 5

Unite for Her is a wonderful organization promoting healthy options for fighters and survivors of breast cancer. I attended one of their wellness days and absolutely loved it! The education on alternative therapies (and a free 15-minute massage!) as well as nutrition and cosmetics was invaluable. The women involved are full of energy and really love spreading the education!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Sue Weldon is an amazing inspirational person and is brilliant for coming up with this idea. What she provides to each and every one of us that has been impacted by breast cancer is simply life saving. These services help women feel whole again! It would be wonderful if the day could come that each women could receive all the services available to help make them whole again. So if she can continue to get donations and keep up the great work maybe that day will come! I volunteer now with Susan and her team on Wellness Days. If you ever get the chance I dare you to sign up for one I guarantee it will change your life. Thanks again for all you do!

1 Emma

Client Served

Rating: 5

A quite literally life-saving organization that goes above and beyond in its service to women undergoing breast cancer treatment. Exceptional.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I attended a Wellness Day sponsored by Unite For Her only a few days after receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer. The information, support, caring and friendship I received that day helped to make the journey I was about to begin much less frightening. I was able to speak to other cancer survivors, share my concerns, and have questions answered. Unite For Her provided a valuable and much needed aspect to my cancer treatment- giving me some control in a situation that changes your life forever. I cannot thank these ladies enough for being there to help me. This is an organization that makes a real difference!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Unite for Her is a wonderful organization that offers support to women when they are at their most vulnerable.

3 Jcrackovan

Client Served

Rating: 5

Living through breast cancer can leave one feeling very frightened and vulnerable. You feel somewhat helpless and need to rely a great deal on your medical team and others. Thanks to Unite For Her I felt empowered to take charge of my life and my health again! There is a lot we can do for ourselves by learning about healthy nutrition and complimentary therapies to regain our health and stamina. My life has changed since breast cancer and I believe I live a healthier life style now and have continued with many of the things I learned from them that I love, such as the CSA, yoga, massage, YMCA membership and healthy eating.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was a lucky beneficiary of this wonderful program. I almost didn't go to the Wellness Day at Paoli Hospital, but a Unite For Her volunteer called and convinced me that I shouldn't miss it and I am so glad that I went. Everything was wonderful, the food, speakers, presenters, take home farm share, I can't say enough! I began a Yoga for cancer program and a Reiki program and I also became involved in a Horse Power for Life Program with my granddaughter. Thank you, Unite For Her, I truly appreciate all you do.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Unite for HER is an excellent organization and doing great work. I've appreciated the help of alternative therapies, nutrition education, and being treated as a whole person in my healing from breast cancer. I am grateful that my nurse navigator was able to get me connected with them. I attended the Wellness Day and was connected with lots of good information and local resources. Using the vouchers I picked for yoga and massage has helped me not only get through chemotherapy and radiation but in my overall wellness and quality of life. Thank you, Unite for HER!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Unite for her believes in alternative therapies, healthful nutritional eating, and support. One can't go wrong using these supports in addition to American state of the art therapies. Thank you Unite4Her
For doing a great service!! Love you. Margu

Suzanne69

Client Served

Rating: 5

Unite for Her got me back on my feet. I was feeling a bit lost after treatment, not fully healed, but let loose from daily care. Unite for Her provided much needed alternative therapy. I do not think I would have sought out an acupuncturist, or Reiki specialist to help with my neuropathy. I was overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of everyone involved. It was a blessing to directly benefit from an organization to help continue in my healing. Thank you for all of those involved!
Suzanne Mastroeni

Anna86

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was so surprised by the wellness day I attended this past Sept. at Terrain. I thought that it was going to be presented as lectures, and heavy promotion for local businesses. But I was wrong. It truly was presented as a gift for cancer patients and provides the opportunity for learning, continued support services, and a sense of community. It is something every cancer patient needs, especially for patients who tend to isolate themselves. The presenters are truly amazing, many of them cancer survivors themselves, so they have a real empathy for this journey we are going through. I can't thank them enough. The vouchers are incredible, but the real value can't be measured in terms of money, this gift is up-lifting, and has raised my spirits and instilled a sense of vigor. I am so grateful. Thank You.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Unite For Her is providing a critical union between the standard medical community and alternative therapies treating breast cancer. Their Wellness Days are transformative experiences for every person who attends them. As a person largely grounded in alternative practices, it was very difficult for me to undergo standard surgery and radiation protocols. Unite for Her made that easier to balance because of the wonderful support they give not only through education, but through real and free supportive therapies. My acupuncture treatments hugely improved my quality of life following radiation. The CSA share was incredible. Every box made me feel supported in a positive way that nothing else did, and that doesn't even include the nutritional benefits! Unite For Her is providing real help directly to the women who need it free of charge. That's a big deal! I am incredibly grateful to Unite For Her.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Unite for Her has been a God-send. I had a double mastectomy only 10 days prior to attending the wellness day in September at Terrain. There was no way i was going to miss it. The support, the love, the information, the vouchers, the food. Everything was wonderful. I elected the vouchers for yoga and nutrition, as what i needed to help me on the road to recovery. I will definitely be there next year - but this time as a volunteer! Thank you to the most incredible group i have ever known.