April Zubko

Avatar Between being an organic gardener, martial artist, hiker, kayaker, and cook, April has been interested in health and fitness most of her adult life. She believes strongly in the power of taking charge of your own health and educating others so that they can do the same. Cancer support and advocacy is a great extension of that! As SHAREing & CAREing’s communications manager, she blogs, maintains the website, emails, designs print material, manages social media and generally gets the word out about this amazing grass-roots organization. In her spare time, she helps other non-profit clients communicate their vital message through her business Zubko Media, shares her travels with her husband on her YouTube channel Magellan & Greyhound, and gives gardening tutorials and tips on her YouTube channel ReSprout.

SHAREing & CAREing at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst Health Fair Outreach

NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst recently held a special outdoor mini-health fair to celebrate National Women’s Health and Fitness Day which SHAREing & CAREing was honored to be a part of, educating attendees on breast cancer care and prevention. Hospital staff members also gave out information on NYC Care, voter registration and the 2020 Census, while [...]

Are You In A COVID-19 Hot Zone?

Now there’s a resource that can answer that question! There are several COVID-19 zones in New York City and Queens. Use this online COVID-19 zone finder to stay updated on where the hot zones are by searching for an address or intersection. Stay healthy and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Visit https://nycgov.maps.arcgis.com/apps/instant/lookup/index.html?appid=021940a41da04314827e2782d3d1986f to see [...]

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How to Fundraise Online For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is a disease that has touched almost everyone, either as a patient, survivor, caregiver, or loved one. With 1 in 8 women being affected by breast cancer at some point in their life, nearly everyone knows someone who has been diagnosed. And because breast cancer has no cure, thousands of organizations, both local [...]

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SHAREing & CAREing COVID Mental Health Programs Featured in the Queens Chronicle

SHAREing & CAREing has long partnered with the Queens Public Library to offer free health and wellness programs to the Queens community. With the pandemic, this need has become more acute, but so have the challenges to reach community members more comfortable with in-person programs. Online web conference solutions like Webex and Zoom have allowed [...]

NY1 Features Our Health & Wellness Workhops

If you’re looking for some good news right now (aren’t we all!), here’s some footage we pulled from our vault. In late 2018, Spectrum News NY1 featured our Program Manager Merryl Reichbach and our Elmhurst Library breast cancer health and wellness workshops.

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SHAREing & CAREing & PONCE Bank Host Senior Day at Woodside Senior Center

On Friday, March 13, 2020, SHAREing & CAREing and PONCE BANK participated at the Seniors Day Event at the Woodside Senior Center in Queens. The event, part of the Ponce de Leon Foundation’s Bilingual Community Outreach activities at the Center, was a great success. Rosa Sarmiento, Bilingual Spanish Navigator for SHAREing & CAREing, provided seniors with cancer [...]

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A Note To Our Community Regarding COVID-19

As an organization originally founded to address the needs of Queens women diagnosed with breast and ovarian cancer, we are dedicated to the health and well-being of the most medically vulnerable members of our community—cancer survivors, patients currently in treatment, caregivers, the elderly, and uninsured and underinsured individuals who struggle with access to routine medical [...]

Are You Struggling To Pay For Your Cancer Treatment?

If you are a woman living in Queens County and coping with a cancer diagnosis SHAREing & CAREing may be able to help you with your medical bills. Through a small private grant, which runs through August 2020, SHAREing & CAREing may be able to offset the cost of out-of-pocket pharmaceutical, diagnostic and physician co-payments [...]

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Happy Holidays From SHAREing & CAREing

The staff, board, and volunteers of SHAREing & CAREing are indebted to everyone who supported our cancer support services in 2019. We’ve made incredible impact in the Queens community, offering one-on-one counseling to those newly diagnosed with cancer, continuing our BEAT program, which provides mammogram assistance to the underinsured and uninsured, and providing breast cancer education at [...]

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SHAREing & CAREing 25th Annual Benefit A Success!

Photos from SHAREing & CAREing’s 2019 Annual Benefit & Silent Auction Thank you to everyone who came out to support us at our Annual Benefit & Silent Auction on November 7, 2019. The unforgettable night, held at Riccardo’s by the Bridge, commemorated our silver anniversary, 25 years of SHAREing & CAREing’s service to the Queens community. The [...]

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