My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Share Self-Help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancers, Inc., New York, NY, USA
Shortly after I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000, I began to attend a SHARE support group. Meeting other women in treatment made me feel "normal" again. I went to more meetings and wanted to give back what SHARE had given me: I trained as a Helpline volunteer as soon as I passed two-years out of treatment and have been a Helpline volunteer ever since. SHARE also provided me with patient-advocate training, another role I embrace. Most importantly, SHARE has demystified breast cancer and has allowed me to understand what's going on in the scientific world without scare tactics and without hype.