National Minority Health Month: Harlem Health & Wellness Summit

On April 27, SHARE celebrated National Minority Health Month with our first ever Health & Wellness Summit in Harlem, NY. Speakers, panelists, exhibitors, and attendees gathered at the National Black Theatre in Harlem, NY for cooking demos, mindful meditation, movement routines, and talks on heart health, radiology, and breast, ovarian, prostate and colon cancer.

We Run For Hope 2018

Runners and walkers from around the city gathered at Flushing Meadows Park on Sunday, June 4, for the We Run for Hope 5K/10K Run and Walk. This event, held annually on National Cancer Survivors Day, is a great opportunity to support women with breast or ovarian cancer while also staying fit and active.

Rebecca’s Story: Running Through Breast Cancer

In early 2009 as I was doing a self-breast exam, I felt a lump.  I wasn’t too concerned because I knew my mom had had several benign lumps and figured it was probably the same.  I waited a couple of months until my next woman wellness visit. When I told my doctor about it, she felt the lump too but said women my age (34) get lumps.

How to deal with cancer-related weight gain?

Pounds have a way of piling on after a cancer diagnosis. For some, the culprit is steroids prescribed during chemotherapy. For others, it’s tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors taken to ward off hormone-positive cancers. And for many, it’s comfort-eating to assuage the awful anxiety. Learn more about cancer-related weight control in this blog post by Megan Rutherford.

A Marathon for Meg

SHARE supporter Kat Heverin showed what a true friend is made of last Sunday at the New York Marathon. Kat ran the New York City Marathon to encourage her friend Meg, recently diagnosed with breast cancer, and raised money for SHARE.