Press Release

Sharsheret Pink Day Worldwide 2013


Contact:       Elana Silber, Director of Operations
                    Telephone:   (866) 474-2774

Sharsheret Pink Day Worldwide 2013

Teaneck, New Jersey (February 8, 2013)- Sharsheret, Hebrew for "chain", a national not-for-profit organization supporting young women and their families, of all Jewish backgrounds, facing breast cancer, will celebrate the 4th Annual Sharsheret Pink Day Worldwide on Wednesday, February 13th.  Sharsheret's Pink Day Worldwide empowers students in high school and college to educate their peers about breast cancer in the Jewish community and Sharsheret's national programs.

This year, we expect more than 2,000 students from 85 schools around the nation, Canada, and Israel to participate. Sharsheret Pink Day Worldwide raises vital breast cancer awareness, as thousands of students dedicate this day to wear pink, share photos, and promote the initiative.

"Each year, student leaders become more creative in engaging their peers in Sharsheret Pink Day Worldwide events. Students at Yeshiva University will host their second annual Pink Cake Wars, Rowan University will release hundreds of pink and white balloons in honor and memory of loved ones, and students at University of California, Santa Barbara will sell pink Sharsheret giveaways and other items in their campus community," said Sharsheret's Campus Liaison Ellen Kleinhaus. "Together, we send the message that breast cancer is not a Jewish woman's issue, but rather a Jewish community issue."

Contact to register your school for Sharsheret Pink Day Worldwide 2013.


Sharsheret Pink Day Worldwide School Listing (In formation):

High Schools/Day Schools  Bnei Akiva Schools
Fuchs Mizrachi School
HAFTR High School

Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh
Maayanot High School For Girls
Manhattan Day School

Solomon Schechter of Bergen County
The Frisch School
Torah Academy of Bergen County
Ulpanat Orot
Westchester Hebrew High School
Yavneh Academy of Dallas
Yeshivat Or Chaim

Boston University
Brandeis University
Drexel University
Cornell University
George Washington University
Indiana University
Miami University, Ohio

Ohio State University

Radford College
Rowan University

Rutgers University
San Diego State University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Stern College For Women
SUNY Albany
SUNY Buffalo
SUNY New Paltz
Syracuse University
Touro - Lander College for Women
University of Central Florida
University of Pennsylvania

University of Maryland
University of Miami

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Wayne State University
Yeshiva University  


Seminaries and Yeshivot in Israel
Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim
Midreshet Amit
Torat Shraga
Yeshivat Lev Hatorah
Yeshivat Mevaseret Zion




Sharsheret, Hebrew for "chain", is a national not-for-profit organization supporting young women and their families, of all Jewish backgrounds, facing breast cancer. Our mission is to offer a community of support to women diagnosed with breast cancer or at increased genetic risk, by fostering culturally-relevant individualized connections with networks of peers, health professionals, and related resources.

Since Sharsheret's founding in 2001, we have responded to more than 25,000 breast cancer inquiries, involved more than 1,750 peer supporters, and presented over 250 educational programs nationwide. Sharsheret supports young Jewish women and families facing breast cancer at every stage - before, during, and after diagnosis. We help women and families connect to our community in the way that feels most comfortable, taking into consideration their stage of life, diagnosis, or treatment, as well as their connection to Judaism. We also provide educational resources, offer specialized support to those facing ovarian cancer or at high risk of developing cancer, and create programs for women and families to improve their quality of life. All Sharsheret programs are open to all women and men.

Sharsheret offers the following national programs:

Sharsheret offers the following national programs:

The Link Program
•    Peer Support Network, connecting women newly diagnosed or at high risk of developing breast cancer one-on-one with others who share similar diagnoses and experiences
•    Embrace™, supporting women living with advanced breast cancer
•    Genetics for Life™, addressing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer
•    Busy Box™, for young parents facing breast cancer
•    Best Face Forward®, addressing the cosmetic side effects of treatment
•    Family Focus®, providing resources and support for caregivers and family members
•    Ovarian Cancer Program, tailored resources and support for young Jewish women and families facing ovarian cancer
•    Sharsheret Supports™, developing local support groups and programs

Education and Outreach Programs
•    Health Care Symposia, on issues unique to younger women facing breast cancer
•    Sharsheret on Campus™, outreach and education to students on campus
•    Sharsheret Educational Resource Booklet Series, culturally-relevant publications for Jewish women and their families and healthcare professionals