• Your
    Jewish
    Community
    Facing
    Breast Cancer
  • Young Jewish women facing breast cancer have unique concerns. Consider Sharsheret your personal gateway to the resources you may need over time.

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  • When facing cancer, it makes a world of difference to connect with someone who shares your experience as well as your values and culture.

    Find resources for women at every age

  • You might wonder what comes next for you and your loved one. We can help you navigate your concerns about fertility, intimacy, and facing cancer together.

    Learn how we can help

  • A cancer diagnosis affects the entire family. We offer help for partners, children, parents, and friends.

    Learn how we can help

  • One in 40 Ashkenazi Jews carries a BRCA gene mutation, nearly 10 times the rate of the general population. Working with health care professionals, we help you develop local cancer programs.

    Find resources for you and your patients

  • Breast cancer is not a Jewish woman's issue. It's a Jewish community issue.

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September 9, 2014

Join Sharsheret and Memorial Cancer Institute’s team of experts to learn about the latest in breast and ovarian cancer research, prevention, treatment options, and care. Kosher food will be served. Please RSVP to Rachel Olensky at 954-265-3442 or rolensky@mhs.

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September 10, 2014

Join Sharsheret’s Florida Regional Director, Briana Schwarz, at the Cancer Support Community’s monthly breast cancer support group. For more information, contact info@cancersupportcommunitymiami.org or 305-668-5900.

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September 10, 2014

Join Sharsheret for a free national teleconference featuring Ms. Cara Anselmo, MS, RDN, Clinical Dietician at the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Ms. Carol Michaels, ACSM, ACE, Founder and Creator of Recovery

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REGISTER NOW for the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Central Park 5-Mile Walk.  Please note there is no registration fee and fundraising is not required.  Meet Team Sharsheret at 8:00 am in

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Join thousands of other young adults across the country who are leading and participating in meaningful Sharsheret activities. Help us support young Jewish women and families facing breast cancer

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Share your experience with those newly diagnosed or facing the risk of breast cancer or ovarian cancer by becoming a Sharsheret “Link”, a peer supporter. Whether you are a recent survivor or a survivor of many years, or have a strong family history of cancer, enjoy the rewarding experience of supporting other women across the country. Our confidential “Links” connect

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