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Betsy D

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Review for weSPARK Cancer Support Center, Sherman Oaks, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Two of my friends who underwent the terribly traumatic experience of having breast cancer turned to weSpark in search of a dedicated and caring support group. They spoke so highly of the organization that I felt compelled to become a donor. I've also had the opportunity to attend several tai chi classes held there. Seeing those survivors participating in the class and sharing it with them brings a whole new meaning to the words hope and peace. It is indeed a privilege to be part of such a meaningful organization!

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

how it helped reshape the lives of my two friends who are breast cancer survivors, as well as my own life.

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

definitely try to find a way to better promote the weSpark programs, especially in reaching those who have family members or friends who have (or have had) cancer.

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

the infectious spirit and positive attitudes of the people I've met there--survivors, staff, and volunteers.

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

simply down-to-earth people, so pleasant and kind.

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

expand to a larger location to accommodate more people who could benefit so much from weSpark efforts to rebuild cancer-shattered lives.

Ways to make it better...

my work schedule allowed me time to stop by more often and meet additional survivors--the true backbone of the group.

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

maintaining its presence in this day and time when financial difficulties are at the forefront for so many smaller and important organizations.

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

perhaps a staggered hours approach might be something to consider: for example, a same-day morning and afternoon session of a program (so those who can't get to a morning class wold have an afternoon option).

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Role:  Donor & I always contribute financially during the December Holiday Season, such a fitting time to remember those who need help,.