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Participate in Research To Help Other Cancer Survivors

Since November 2017, SHAREing and CAREing has been assisting two graduate students from The School of Visual Arts Design for Social Innovation program who are creating a thesis project that will provide support for cancer survivors. Stephen Morrison and Hrudaya Yamandala approached us to learn about our grassroots work in our community—our health education and [...]

A Tribute To Our Survivors

Our loyal survivors play a vital role at our school programs, outreach tables, and fundraising events. Our cancer survivors form the backbone of our organization. Not only do they create the welcoming SHAREing & CAREing community that extends far beyond our Recovery Survivorship program, but they reach out to our Queens neighborhoods in a variety [...]

Annual Survivors, Friends and Families Celebration of Survivorship

On March 10, 2018, SHAREing & CAREing survivors came together to celebrate the human spirit. We came together in survivorship as long-term cancer survivors, newly-diagnosed individuals, as well as caretakers, friends and family members of all ages. Over 70 people attended this annual event, held at Antonio’s Kitchen. We who have faced some of the worst [...]

Paul Alafogiannis, Son of Long-time Board Member Passes Away

Please join us in mourning the passing of Paul Alafogiannis, son of long-time board member Roseanne Alafogiannis. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to SHAREing & CAREing. Visitation will be held 9am-4pm tomorrow at Farenga Funeral Home, 38-08 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria, NY. Services will be held at 9:45am on Monday at Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, 21-81 29th Street, Astoria, NY. He [...]

Special Thanks for the Maspeth High School Community

On January 23, 2018 Anna Kril, Executive Director and Founding Member of SHAREing & CAREing and Merryl Reichbach, LCSW, Program Manager attended a small ceremony held by Maspeth High School to present us with the proceeds from their cancer fundraiser. The donation was presented by Teacher and Department Leader Anastasia Bitis, Mario Matos, Jr. Assistant [...]

Talking Winter Skin Care at our January Support Group Meeting

For our first support group for 2018, special guest, Ericka Smith, a former Beauty Consultant from Walgreens, presented on Winter Skin Care. She provided us with great skin care tips and answered participants’ specific questions. She offered simple, useful tips such as applying moisturizer with upward strokes (to defy the pull of gravity), to the [...]

Our Shopping and Eating Healthy on a Budget Workshop at the Queens Public Library

SHAREing & CAREing Program Manager Merryl Reichbach developed and presented Shopping and Eating Healthy on a Budget on December 4, 2017 11-1pm at the Adult Learning Center at the Rochdale Village Branch of the Queens Public Library. The students were preparing to take the high school equivalency exam and all had advanced English language skills. [...]

High School Outreach Program at Maspeth High School

On November 13 and 16, 2017 SHAREing & CAREing presented our Be a Friend to Your Mother outreach programs for Maspeth High School. The program was presented in 12 separate classes over the course of two days. Health and Physical Education faculty and staff at Maspeth High School attended the program. Over 1,000 students, faculty [...]

Chair Stretching & Meditation at the Queens Public Library

SHAREing & CAREing Program Manager Merryl Reichbach developed and presented Chair Stretching and Meditation on December 8, 2017 at the Adult Learning Center at Elmhurst Branch of the Queens Public Library. The two hour workshop was open to all Adult Learning Center students, staff and community members. Participants were highly engaged in the workshop. Many [...]

Brass Owl Live Music Fundraiser

We are so thrilled to be part of this unique and local music event at The Brass Owl, a ladies boutique in Astoria. This inspiring fundraiser took place October 26th in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and featured a lineup of local musicians, appetizers catered by Wellness by Kristen, and wine provided by Adega [...]

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