SHAREing and CAREing was founded in 1994 as a grassroots, community-based not-for-profit by four breast cancer survivors who knew that the lack of solid breast cancer services in Queens County that they were experiencing affected many other women, particularly those living in Astoria/Long Island City and the surrounding communities. Since then our mission has evolved to provide cancer outreach, education, support and advocacy services to all women and men, particularly those who are under-or uninsured members of minority groups who have the least resources of all.
- We believe that no one should feel alone or hopeless during a time of illness. Our survivor volunteers demonstrate how a resilient spirit can carry you through trying times.
- We know first-hand that healthcare is not equal and part of the battle is navigating a complex system.
- We understand that in absence of a cure we must reach out to young people to help them make the connection between lifelong healthy habits and disease prevention.