Live Laugh Lunch
Celebrating 40 years of women supporting women
This event took place on March 15, 2016.
SHARE's celebration of our 40 years of serving women facing breast and ovarian cancers.
Joyce Wadler is a journalist and reporter for The New York Times, as well as a writer and humorist. Prior to working at The New York Times, she was a reporter and feature writer for the New York Post, New York correspondent for The Washington Post and a contributing editor for New York Magazine and Rolling Stone. She authored Liaison: The True Story of the M. Butterfly Affair.
Wadler has been treated for both breast and ovarian cancer. In 1991, Wadler was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a malignant tumor "the size of a robin's egg" removed from her left breast. The eventual diagnosis was "ductal carcinoma with medullary features." Due to somewhat early detection and aggressive treatment, Wadler called it "[m]y maybe-not-the-best-but-still-pretty-terrific-whatever-the-hell-it-is cancer."
Her memoir about breast cancer, My Breast: One Woman's Cancer Story, was originally a two-part cover story for New York Magazine and later expanded into an award-winning book and made into a television movie starring Meredith Baxter, which won the American Women in Radio and Television Excellence in Programming Award in 1995. In 1995, she was diagnosed with "advanced ovarian cancer" and treated. She has been in remission since 2000.
Roberta Gelb first came to SHARE in 1993 to support her friend Susan Cohen, who had been diagnosed with breast cancer. After being trained to become a facilitator for a SHARE caregiver support group, Roberta received her own breast cancer diagnosis. This experience motivated her to become an educated breast cancer advocate. She graduated from National Breast Cancer Coalition's Project Lead in 2000, has attended numerous conferences and lobby days, and has served as patient advocate and advocate reviewer on various scientific advisory boards. She has worked as a reviewer with the California Breast Cancer Research Program and is currently on the Scientific Advisory board of Consano.
Roberta is President of Chelsea Office Systems (www.chelseaofficesystems.com) and a well-known authority on office systems, sought-after for her expertise in systems design, implementation, training and the human factors involved with the effective use of technology. Roberta frequently writes for Law Technology News (www.lawtechnews.com) and Law Firm Inc. She is a member of the Law Technology News Editorial Advisory Board. She is a member of the Word Legal Users Group and served as a member of the Program and Steering Committee of the Professional Legal Trainers Group (www.pltg.org).
In her spare time, in addition to being a breast cancer advocate, Roberta works as a volunteer with New Jersey Schnauzer Rescue and transports and fosters schnauzers and other four legged creatures who cross her path and need a helping hand.