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Thank You Kathy for 21 Years at SHARE!

Kathy Hynes-Kadish has been a dedicated volunteer at SHARE for 21 years, facilitating support groups and answering Helpline calls to be an anchor for those struggling with a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis. As she moves onto her newest endeavors, we want to thank her for her tireless dedication!

Why did you decide to become a SHARE Breast Cancer Facilitator?

It is an interesting story because I never actually thought I would facilitate another group! I was a clinical social worker who facilitated many groups in the hospital and in my private practice.

Meet a Breast Cancer Helpline Volunteer: Ellen

Why did you decide to be a SHARE Breast Cancer Helpline volunteer?
After I was diagnosed, I contacted Sharsheret, who was quite helpful at the time. I took their training to be a peer supporter, but as they concentrated on the younger women, they had no one for me to support.

Meet a Breast Cancer Helpline Volunteer: Chandra

1. Why did you decide to be a SHARE Breast Cancer Helpline volunteer?

I know first-hand how empathy combined with care and knowledge can ease some of the challenges breast cancer brings. A SHARE support group connected me with women who could candidly speak about their experiences and relate in ways no internet research or doctors' appointments could.

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

SHARE Cancer Support is proud to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. As a diverse team, we are honored to work together and serve women from all different backgrounds and celebrate our unique cultures. 

This year in particular, we stand with our Asian and Pacific Islander sisters in demanding an end to hate crimes and discrimination against the AAPI community.

How Can a Disease that Kills Be Called Chronic?

written by Christine Benjamin, LMSW
Senior Director of Patient Services and Education, SHARE Cancer Support

Every time I hear someone call Metastatic Breast Cancer chronic, it surprises and alarms me. I have never considered metastatic breast cancer to be a chronic disease.

Meet a Breast Cancer Helpline Volunteer: Arlene

Why did you decide to be a SHARE Breast Cancer Helpline Volunteer?

Back in March of 2015, I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  In my research and efforts to find information on my type of breast cancer, and eager to speak with women who had already gone through this experience, I came across SHARE. I was greatly relieved to find valuable information and excellent resources on SHARE’s website.

Meet a Breast Cancer Helpline Volunteer: Susan

Why did you decide to be a SHARE Breast Cancer Helpline Volunteer?

I decided to become a SHARE Breast Cancer Helpline Volunteer to reciprocate the warmth and support I received from the breast cancer community.  Along with my physicians and nurses at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center there have been so many survivors and thrivers that have helped me along my breast cancer journey.

Meet a Breast Cancer Helpline Volunteer: Karen

1. Why did you decide to be a SHARE Breast Cancer Helpline volunteer?
Marjorie Schwartz, a Helpline Volunteer and Mentor,  suggested I volunteer for the helpline. I was flattered to be asked and after thinking about it and considering whether or not I could make a real commitment, I agreed.

National Helpline:
844-ASK-SHARE