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In the United States alone, an estimated 400,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer, ovarian cancer, or uterine cancer each year.
SHARE is a New York City-based non-profit that works to remove any feelings of isolation or strengthen the bonds between women affected by breast, ovarian and metastatic cancers.
SHARE offers free support in many ways. For example, its 24-hour national helpline is 100 percent womaned by volunteers who are cancer survivors or caretakers for those with cancer, who can lend an empathetic ear to someone who is newly diagnosed because they’ve been there. It also offers biweekly peer-led support groups for caregivers and women with cancer.
Education are also important aspects of the organization’s activities. SHARE offers access to many educational programs that are led by world-class surgeons, oncologists and counselors. These programs help women to advocate for themselves and live their best lives.
This means all women. SHARE is particularly concerned with underserved females. Many of its volunteers are women who have been underserved and help others in their communities through education, outreach, support, self-advocating or access to health care. SHARE Ambassadors are part of the nonprofit’s outreach programs. They focus on education about health in Latina, African American and Caribbean communities. It has a Spanish-language website called LatinaSHARE.
When you have a serious medical condition, knowledge, empowerment and relationships are your best friends. They’re what SHARE offers to women with breast, breast, ovarian or metastatic cancer.
For more info, visit sharecancersupport.org