My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Breast Cancer Options Inc, Kingston, NY, USA
I found out about BCO in 2004. I sponsored a luncheon which featured 2 of the best doctors (Dr. Sheldon Feldman, Breast Surgeon, and Dr. Mitch Gaynor, oncologist. They spoke to an incredibly educated audience of over 200. I felt it was one of the most worthwhile events providing tangible information directly to those who needed it. A year later, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Hope Nemeroff (founder) and Patty Tabatznik (board member) spent a huge amount of time with me helping me sort through the mass of information. They insisted on not letting me go to the doctor alone and helped educate me on the choices I needed to make. Getting a diagnosis of cancer is overwhelming and, although I'm an intelligent, well educated woman, I was in a state of shock and welcomed their support. I went through chemotherapy and radiation. I went to Dr Gaynor who is a complementary oncologist. My treatment included diet, yoga, meditation and supplements. I'm happy to say that just about 5 years later, I am healthier than ever and providing support and encouragement to others. I also have created a "cause bag" in order to 'give back' to this very worthwhile organization. Why is it that the ones who work the hardest have the most difficult time getting funds?? I have (and will continue) to donate to this organization and believe that it is groups like this that REALLY make a difference. They are the ones who do what the big organizations don't and can't. They are the ones who are 'there' for the people in the community with support, company and suggestions. Please help to keep this organization going with generous funding.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Their accompanying me to radiationand doctors' appointments, meeting with me on numerous occasions to help me understand the test results and diagnoses, talking with me endlessly to help me cope with my illness, encouraging me to remain strong.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
their appreciation for any help they get.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
Encouraging, positive, supportive
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
reach more people by hiring more staff; research more and present newest findings to educate the public, service a larger area
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every month
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?