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Review for Breast Cancer Network Of Strength Inc., Chicago, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This organization, formerly known as Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization, offers emotional support and information related to breast cancer. The centerpiece of the organization is the YourShoes Support Center, including the hotline at 1-800-221-2141, staffed 24/7 by real, live, trained breast cancer survivors. The organization also offers a valuable and informative website (, active Message Boards, teleconferences, and more. Breast Cancer Network of Strength helps empower women and men who are facing breast cancer, as well as their families and friends. I am a volunteer with the organization and I see first-hand the positive effects we have on our callers and the people who visit the website. Day or night, weekday or weekend, someone is always there to listen and understand, to offer resources and services, and to ensure that no one faces breast cancer alone. We need a cure, but until then, this organization provides help and support.

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

the voices of the callers who are empowered after calling for information and support.

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

always make sure the employees and volunteers knew how much the organization values them.

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

the consistent focus on the callers and their needs, as well as the continual striving for quality and excellence in providing services to the callers and others who visit the website or use the services of the affiliates.

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

knowledgeable, caring, reliable, and focused on the mission of the organization.

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

ensure adequate staffing for all the programs it offers, do more outreach, and provide services to women in all states.

Ways to make it better...

there were more volunteers to provide services not only through the YourShoes Support Center hotline, but the other outreach programs put on by the organization's affiliates around the country.

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

like many non-profits, raising enough money to continue to offer quality services to people facing breast cancer.

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

this organization truly makes a difference in the lives of people every day. Breast cancer touches almost everyone in some way, and Breast Cancer Network of Strength is there for all of us!

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Role:  Volunteer & I answer calls on the 24/7 YourShoes Support Center hotline.