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

Rating: 5 stars  

I was introduced to SHARE soon after I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001. I knew little about the disease & was very frightened at the prospect of surgery and chemotherapy. From the moment I spoke with the hotline director, I began to feel hopeful, as if I did not have to go through cancer alone and could have some control over the direction my life had taken. I joined a support group, attended informational workshops that gave me knowledge and support that empowered me to make treatment decisions and life decisions. My support group continues to meet several times a year & we will celebrate our ninth anniversary of being cancer-free next fall. I continue my connection SHARE as a volunteer on the hotline and in fundraising activities. SHARE operates on a shoe-string budget with a dedicated staff and volunteers. I have worked for non-profit organizations for 40 years and can honestly say that SHARE accomplishes more with less than any other organization I have ever seen.

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

My own experience with SHARE includes being a member of a peer support group,attending informational workshops, and participating in advocacy efforts. SHARE gave me information & hope & has utilized my abilities as a volunteer & taught me to help others.

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

The sense of hope and empowerment that I gained as a result of taking part in its programs.

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

Kind, knowledgeable, committed, and fun!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Client Served & client & volunteer.