Just about a year ago, I was vocal in my disappointment with Susan G. Komen for the Cure for the organization’s response after Egypt denied Israeli research scientists entrance to the Komen conference held in their country. However, this unfortunate experience produced one positive result: it introduced me to Sharsheret, a national Jewish breast cancer organization that offers a community of support to women, of all Jewish backgrounds, diagnosed with breast cancer or at increased genetic risk. Hebrew Sharsheret, “chain”, fosters culturally-relevant individualized connections with networks of peers, health professionals, and related resources. Please learn more about Sharsheret’s programs by visiting their website at www.sharsheret.org. You can also watch a Fox 5 News (NY) piece that traces the moving story of Sharsheret’s Founder’s, Rochelle Schoretz, personal breast cancer journey by clicking here: http://sharsheret.blogspot.com/2009/10/nj-womans-brave-breast-cancer-battle_9332.html. If you have any questions or need more information about Sharsheret, please feel free to contact Sharsheret directly at (866) 474-2774 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rabbi Asher Lopatin