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Maria: Why LatinaSHARE is Important to Me

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of LatinaSHARE, we are telling stories of women who have turned to LatinaSHARE over the years and helped make LatinaSHARE into the thriving and critically important program it is today. 

 
1. What was it like when you were first diagnosed? What resources did you access?

I was diagnosed with breast cancer on August 19, 2010. When I learned that I had cancer, I asked for a second opinion.

October Resource Roundup

Welcome to our monthly resource roundup! Each month, we curate study opportunities, new clinical trials, research results, news articles, personal perspectives, and upcoming events of interest to women and families affected by breast, ovarian, or metastatic breast cancer. Below are some links you might find useful.

Meet a Helpline Volunteer: Ann

Most of the callers I’ve spoken with on the helpline are recently diagnosed and terrified.  I’d like to hope that I help them divert from that proverbial rabbit hole of despair by explaining much of that cancer science, so that instead they look towards the challenges that lay ahead with renewed sense of perseverance and inner strength.

Outreach Ambassador Open House 2019

Please join us for an open house to learn about SHARE’s Ambassador Program and the opportunity to become an Ambassador! SHARE Ambassadors are breast and ovarian cancer survivors or caregivers trained to educate underserved Latino, African-American and Caribbean communities about these diseases.

Sunflower Friendship

This is a guest post by Serena Wills, who  has also written about being a caregiver for her mother with Stage IV ovarian cancer. Read that post here, or download our infographic on how not to talk to people with cancer.

This past month was Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and I wanted to write a special post about a beautiful friend with ovarian cancer that I met in the last year.

Meet a Helpline Volunteer: Eileen

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

I have been part of a few Facebook closed groups for quite a few years now. At a time when there was a widespread set of losses, I blocked them all from showing up in my newsfeed.

September Resource Roundup

September Resource Roundup
Welcome to our monthly resource roundup! Each month, we curate study opportunities, new clinical trials, research results, news articles, personal perspectives, and upcoming events of interest to women and families affected by breast, ovarian, or metastatic breast cancer.

SHARE’s A Second Helping of Life’s 16th Anniversary: A Tasting Benefit For a Cause

On Monday, September 23, SHARE hosted its 16th Annual "A Second Helping of Life" tasting benefit, a fundraising event that helps SHARE provide educational programs, literature, and support groups to women affected by breast or ovarian cancer. The event features prominent women chefs in New York City and pairs them with philanthropic celebrity sous chefs for a night of delicious food, star-studded company, and a gorgeous view from the Chelsea Piers - all for a great cause!

This year, twenty-five chefs cooked up signature bites for guests to try with the help of their celebrity sous chef counterparts.

Breast Cancer Awareness For Latinas is a Godsend | Olympia’s LatinaSHARE Story

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of LatinaSHARE, we are telling stories of women who have turned to LatinaSHARE over the years and helped make LatinaSHARE into the thriving and critically important program it is today. 
What was it like when you were first diagnosed?/ What resources did you access?

Having been diagnosed at 39 years old, I was bewildered, angry and scared.

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