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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

74 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.