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STC Support for Working Caregivers & Employees Undergoing Treatment

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Share The Care™ (STC) grew out of a meeting with twelve women who showed up to support a mutual friend who was a divorced, working mom (for a large Fortune 500 company) with two young teens, and a rare terminal cancer. The video describes how they came up with the key system (The Rotating Captains System.) By working this way, no one burned out while they cared for her over three and a half years.

You may know of a co-worker who is struggling with caregiving responsibilities or who may be working while they undergo treatment for an illness. Please do consider ways you can lighten their load in and out of the office, just like the friends, co-workers and acquaintances who showed up for Susan. If a co-worker has no family nearby, your concern and assistance will be one of the greatest gifts you can offer. A little compassion can be the turning point between despair and relief.

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