My Journey with MBC by Cassie Romano

My name is Cassie and I’ve been living with metastatic breast cancer since November 2020.

In January 2020, I went in for a routine mammogram. I felt great and had not been experiencing any symptoms that would lead me to be concerned. There is a history of breast cancer in my family, so I was being proactive and had been getting these tests since I was 38 years old.

Celebrating Women Who Uplift Women!

 

Women's History Month highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. We can think of no better way to honor this month than to highlight several representatives of the SHARE community who dedicate their time, brain power, and hearts to supporting the women we serve.

LatinaSHARE Set to Celebrate 30 Years of Impact and Growth

LatintaSHARE launched in 1994 with a groundbreaking vision: to provide breast cancer support and education for Spanish speaking women – reflecting the kind of peer-led support that had become so meaningful for English-speaking women at SHARE.  

Alexandria Colon, a breast cancer survivor, social worker at Metropolitan Hospital, and SHARE support group member, founded the program.

Sharing Our Own Experience

“Being an advocate for yourself is the most important thing you can do for yourself in this lifetime, regardless of what your diagnosis is.”

This is just one of many powerful insights from a major research study we conducted over the past year: SHARING OUR OWN EXPERIENCE: A Qualitative Study with Black Women Diagnosed with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer.

LatinaSHARE Conference: Voces Unidas Crean Cambio

SHARE is thrilled to introduce our first LatinaSHARE conference in Spanish with English translation: Voces Unidas Crean Cambio (United Voices Create Change). This dynamic milestone event is free for all attendees on March 21st at 4W43 Conference Center at 4 West 43rd Street in Manhattan, as well as live streamed for those who prefer to attend remotely.

From Advocate to Patient to Advocate by Donna McMillan

From a young age, I have always enjoyed helping others. You could find me volunteering for various charity organizations and taking a volunteer leadership role with them to promote their cause. I became a social worker and worked at hospice assisting patients and families through the end of life.

My Breast Cancer Experience by Jessica Mills

"The beauty and tragedy of life can be found in the small moments. The big things, the huge challenges, they just colour the background. Don't let the background get so dark that it obscures your vision. Look for the light, you'll find it in a beautiful butterfly, a magically sunny day, or a child's smile.

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