Sharsheret's Annual Benefit

Sharsheret's Annual Benefit

Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 10:30AM

Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe

100 Frank W. Burr Boulevard
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666
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Linda Gerstel & Ed Joyce
Guests of Honor

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This year, Linda, a Sharsheret Board member since 2011, celebrates her tenth year as a breast cancer survivor. Linda and Ed are a Sharsheret Jewel family and have been repeat members of Team Sharsheret together with their daughters, Kayla and Sarah, competing in the NYC Triathlon and the NYC Half Marathon. Their son, Adin, will hopefully join Team Sharsheret once he reaches the age qualification. Linda and Ed are members of the Heschel School community on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, which together with family and friends, have been important caregivers to them since Linda was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Linda and Ed are both NYC attorneys and their community efforts extend to other prominent organizations, including - Alyn Hospital, Children's Law Center, Columbia Rowing, Fordham Law Alumni Association, New York Center for Law & Justice, The Baron Hirsch Fund (supporting Ethiopian Israelis), and The JCC of Manhattan. Linda and Ed can be regularly seen cycling along the Palisades in their pink Team Sharsheret jerseys.

Alissa Zagha
Lisa Altman Volunteer Award Recipient

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Alissa has been a dedicated Sharsheret volunteer since 2003, working on in-office projects, participating in Team Sharsheret breast cancer walks, chairing the annual Benefit, and exhibiting at national conferences. Making Sharsheret a family affair, Alissa’s husband, Sammy, competes annually with Team Sharsheret in the NYC Triathlon; her daughter, Rebecca, and son-in-law, Benji, chaired the 2015 NYC Young Professionals Circle Event; her daughter, Molly, serves on the board of the Sharsheret Club at Yeshiva University’s Stern College; and her daughter, Annie, ran in the Jerusalem Marathon as part of Team Sharsheret. Alissa and Sammy joined the Sharsheret Jewel family in 2013 and continue to raise funds and awareness to support Jewish women and families facing breast cancer and ovarian cancer in their hometown of Teaneck, NJ and beyond.