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Steel Magnolias Breast Cancer Support Group Inc

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13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have know and have be honored to be a part of this wonderful group of Women and Men. They do so much to help cancer patients and survivors sending out care packages ,supplying information to evey woman they can reach .They send out nurses to Schools to talk about mammograms and how to do self exams and when to see a doctor.They supply dining vouchers for families at local Hospitals while their loved one is in surgery or getting Chemo treatments.I just can't say enough about this WONDERFUL group of dedicated Women. I might mention all of them have had or are still dealing with this dreadful disease..................... Dixie Reynolds

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm a breast cancer survivor since 1998. This group was the only group in my area that helped me cope with my cancer. They provided me with a welcome basket as well as other helpful information. They deserve this recognition.

dixielbr

Donor

Rating: 5

I donate toiletries to put in care packages to go to new patients. It's an honor to be a part of this group.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am excited to be involved with this GREAT organization.Lenora and the wonderful women and men that make Steel Magonlias what it is today. Breast Cancer and other cancers are the focus of this group to help ALL woman even those with no insurance get the medical attention the so badly need.Indeed I am Blessed to be a part of Steel Magnolias.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A friend of mine helps this group, I think they do a fabulous job providing help to those in Alabama. They deserve this opportunity.

Becky T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful group, that deserves this reward. They have helped many people become aware of breast and cervical cancer, as well as given back to the community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer about 7 years ago. While we continually believed that God would heal her, He sent a group of people her way that helped her heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Actually they helped our whole family. That group was Steel Magnolias. I have seen God use my mother in ways that I never would have imagined with this group. I love Steel Magnolias and each person involved with the group. This group is a blessing to everyone it touches.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Steel magnolias has been a positive inspiration to many women who have gone through the freightening experience of haveing breast cancer surgery. I have been with Steel Magnolias for several years and have watched this organization grow in leaps and bounds. Truely This organization is touched by God's hand! I have not had breast cancer but if I ever do I know where to go for encouragement, frienship, protection, answered questions, and love. Steel Magnolias is awesume!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been impressed with the work of Steel Magnolias since I first became associated with them. They truly have a heartfelt passion for their work. Only survivors, such as this dedicated group of women, can truly stand alongside someone with a diagnosis of breast cancer. This passion is taken to so many levels with their vision and desire to promote healthy lifestyles, education in girls, beginning in 8th grade and other efforts. Not only has this group tackled the "hands-on" care of the patient and their road to treatment and recovery, they have included their families as well. I applaud their efforts and am proud to be associated with such a dynamic group of caring individuals.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hello, I am so thankful for the Steel Magnolias Breast Cancer Support Group. My mother had yearly mammograms and thought she was OK. In December of 2008, she had colon surgery and discovered she had colon cancer. The surgeon also discovered breast cancer and removed her right breast. In one month, her whole life changed. She is a R.N. and is 79. Her R.N. license is still active and she plans to keep it. She has been supported by the Steel Magnolias since her surgeries. They have provided a wig, bra, hats; anything she needed. Our whole family is so grateful for the love, friendship, honesty, and kindness shown by the Steel Magnolias. I am her caregiver. I help her when she needs me. Most of the time she likes to be independent. I am her daughter, Melody. I love to attend the Steel Magnolias Group meeting each month. Everyone learns a lot and shares a nice meal. They are the Best!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I became involved with this group after my Mother became involved. She became involved as a survivor and I wanted to honor her. This is a group of wonderful women who are survivors or may be surviving with an active cancer. This group makes sure family members are taken of care of at the hospital if a loved one is there, they started a program in the local high schools to teach young girls how to do self breast checks, they petitioned until our state legislature closed a loop hole in Medicaid which assures any uninsured woman can get medical help for breast or cervical cancer. These wonderful women also are raising money yearly to send to Susan G. Komen. They are a group of go getters who make me tired just knowing all they do for our community. I at least know, if I am ever diagonosed with cancer, I have a family waiting to envelope me with lots of love and much support.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I"m a Breast Cancer suurvivor of 2years and 10 months. I got involved with this group at when I was going through the treatments. they were very supportive. they call and check on people when they are having treatments and mail out a monthly news letter to survivors. I like that its a non-profit. yhey really do alot for the community. you just have to let them know you need help and they do whatever they can to help.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My mother Elizabeth McCabe, is a breast cancer survivor. When she had her surgery, she needed a support group to be informed about what was ahead of her. Steel Magnolias in Anniston, Alabama, welcomed her with open arms. Words cannot describe how very informative, caring, and sympathetic these people were to her. They took her in as if she was another sister to them. Anyone that joins this group, is treated like a member of their own family. Anyone who does not live near Steel Magnolias, they will still get the same treatment. It makes me feel really good inside, to be able to do my part for a good cause. We should spread the word to this wonderful group. I give this group 5 out of 5 stars for fabulous work!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm here to give a review of this group. Steel Magnolias deserves the recognition it so deserves. They are doing a wonderful job with educating women of all ages. People from around the world are becoming educated from various sources: websites, emails, blogs, etc.. I've known many wonderful women in my life, who've experienced breast cancer, this group would have been very helpful to them.