Our Work

  • 25 years

We are the face of hope, recovery, and cancer survivorship…

SHAREing & CAREing was founded in 1994 to address the needs of cancer patients and their families in Queens County and throughout New York City. We are the only not-for-profit working with all members of the community—regardless of insurance status—to provide education on prevention and wellness, links to cancer treatment and practical needs, and ongoing counseling support. All of our services are free of charge.

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in the late 80’s before SHAREing & CAREing was in existence. Soon after my surgery, my place of business moved out of New York. I had to find a new job and keep my illness a secret. When I started going to Shareing and Careing meetings my whole life changed. The staff, volunteers and fellow survivors were so welcoming. I was able to talk openly about my breast cancer and what I went through. It was wonderful to share my experiences with people who really cared. Within time, I found I was helping newly diagnosed members with my story as I was by this time truly a survivor. —Lucy Rauch

It would be my pleasure to let you know how amazing SHAREing & CAREing is. I was put in touch with Anna Z by Dr. Manolas my surgeon in 2011. When I met Anna she was so caring and kind it made all the difference for me. SHAREing & CAREing was there when I had no one to be with me for chemo. Anna made sure I got home safe. Their support group was an outlet for me to speak to other women going through the same as I was. I am so glad I was put in touch with SHAREing & CAREing. Anna Z and the other staff will always be in my life. —Allison Alexis

Touching the lives of thousands year after year…

We are working in the community to keep people informed and opening our doors to anyone in need. This effort is achieved with a dedicated staff and board of directors, an incredible network of survivor volunteers and always with remarkably low administrative overhead. In the last five years alone, SHAREing & CAREing has provided…

vital services
to over



one-on-one counseling to over


patients & families

educational outreach to nearly



educational outreach to over


high school students

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