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Review for Share Self-Help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancers, Inc., New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Hearing women say "SHARE is saving my life" became a cliche, so often did I hear women, and some husbands, express their response to the support they were receiving from SHARE's many programs. As a long time breast cancer survivor and social worker, I experienced SHARE both as a recipient of its multiple services and as a volunteer able to evaluate its effectiveness. I found SHARE's educational programs invaluable, from quality of life self-care issues to cutting edge research presentations. Looking back, what stays with me most is the rich sense of community and emotional support I felt being with other women who struggled with the same things I had, and how vital I felt SHARE to be to my sense of well-being.

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

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in my improved sense of wellness and fortified ability to cope with having had breast cancer as a woman in my thirties. I also learned much from SHARE's educational programs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Former Volunteer & As a peer, I volunteered on the hotline and facilitated support groups for several years.