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Review for Breast Cancer Options Inc, Kingston, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

When I heard my diagnosis, I wanted information on everything what was available in both mainstream and complementary medicine. The Internet was loaded with questionable material. I got to Breast Cancer Options through a book. The founder, Hope Nemiroff, immediately took my call. I liked that I could discuss options that had been carefully researched. A lot of women don't know that this is a strictly local organization, providing services in the Hudson River Valley exclusively--that's an important distinction. There are publications available, organized seminars, a yearly conference--even a camp--Camp Lightheart-- providing respite for patients and a fun-filled vacation for kids affected by the disease. Comprehensive information that's reliable and current here at home makes Breast Cancer Options an excellent starting point on the journey to recovery.

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

I was assisted when I made a difficult decision to include complementary medicine early on in my treatment. I was given information and support--not advice. I feel that I made the right choice for me. Tests have been good.I'm grateful for BCO's help.

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

Give them a platform and a large amplifier so that everyone across the region could be aware of what they have to offer. If I had the financial means, I'd support their mission with large and continuing donations so they could continue to grow.

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

that the information provided is researched and credible. That their focus is on comprehensive breast cancer options combining what is available in both mainstream and complementary medicine.

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

Compassionate, dedicated, focused. There is room for many perspectives. Everyone is available and approachable as well as knowledgable.

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

Build an even stronger network of services so that women with breast cancer could find here in the Hudson Valley. It could continue to educate doctors, patients and law makers on the importance of taking a comprehensive approach to breast cancer--

Ways to make it better...

I had learned about this organization even earlier in my fight against breast cancer. It would have helped if my medical doctors had referred me to them for information and support.

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

in the funding realm. People don't realize that many large research organizations don't fund local services. That's an important distinction to remember.

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

there is no other organization like this in the Hudson Valley region and it deserves attention and support.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Board Member & I facillitate support group meetings and try to spread the word.