Founder's Note

Dear Friends:

Rochelle L. ShoretzWe’re telling stories at Sharsheret this year. They’re our “Sharsheret stories” – and our staff and board members share them at every meeting. The story of the founding of Sharsheret is a familiar one to most – a few young women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer met with friends around my dining room table in 2001 to connect Jewish women who had been newly diagnosed or at risk. It’s a compelling story, and one that has helped launch 11 national programs of support and education. But the stories of those who have joined us through the years are perhaps even more inspiring. They are the stories of the daughters and sisters, sons and brothers, who have been touched by cancer and moved by our mission.

You have your own Sharsheret story. It is the reason you join us for an event, reach out to us for support, bring Sharsheret programs to your community, or contribute a meaningful gift. You share those stories with us on calls with our clinical staff, in your blog posts, on Facebook.  Your stories shape our programming and inspire us to do more for more families. While my story may have been the seed, your Sharsheret stories are the leaves and flowers of all that we have grown together.

I know you will be inspired by the Sharsheret stories we share with you, and look forward to hearing more of your Sharsheret stories in the years ahead.



Rochelle L. Shoretz