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Pink Out at the J for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Zumba

Join the J’s Sharsheret Supports program for a month of awareness: awareness of Sharsheret’s mission and how the program supports and educates the community and promotes awareness of hereditary cancer risks and more. Education can help with early detection or, perhaps, can spare a diagnosis. Sharsheret exists to help control the journey through information and resources about breast and ovarian cancer.

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Did you know?

Breast and ovarian cancer is a hereditary concern for Jewish women and men.

  • One in 40 Ashkenazi Jews carries the BRCA mutation.  This is nearly 10 times the rate of the general population
  • Women who carry the mutation have up to an 80% risk of developing breast cancer and a 44% risk of developing ovarian cancer.
  • Men can also carry and pass these gene mutations on to their family, and also have increased cancer risks.
  • Individuals who carry the BRCA mutations have the opportunity to make choices that can help save a life.

How Can You Participate?

Join Sharsheret Supports on October 28 as we culminate Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a marathon of fitness classes of varying impact and intensity levels and suitable for all ages. During this day of education and awareness, attendees can also learn about nutrition, clean beauty products, rehabilitation and more from local experts. Learn to advocate for your best, healthiest self and increase your awareness of the heightened risk of hereditary cancers. Find out how Sharsheret Supports can help you, a family member or friend facing breast or ovarian cancer.

Fitness Marathon – October 28
8am:
Extreme Conditioning with Maurice (Gymnasium)
Cycle with Steve (Cycle Studio)*
Yoga with Stacia (GX Studio)*

9:15am
Zumba with Danielle (Gymnasium)
Cycle with Maurice (Cycle Studio)*
T’ai Chi with Shelley (GX Studio)

10:30 am
Extreme Conditioning with Maurice (Gymnasium)
Cycle with Sarah (Cycle Studio)*
Forever Fit with Leigh (GX studio)

11:45 am
Zumba with Gaby (Gymnasium)
40/20 Cycle/Pliability with Leslie (Cycle Studio)*
Chair Yoga with Lynda (GX Studio)**

* = Limited to 25 participants
** = Limited to 23 participants

Local Experts & Speakers
FORCE – Facing Our Risk Cancer Empowered (hereditary cancers)
Beauty Counter – Clean healthcare products
St. Luke’s – Physical Therapy/Cancer Rehabilitation
J Massage
Certified Integrative Nutritional Health Coach

This event is free and open to the public (donations welcome), so put on your best pink workout clothes, bring your friends and enjoy the day with us!

Raffle Items: We’ll be raffling off a Bluetooth speaker, Solo 3 wireless headphones, a free month of membership to the J, Myzone fitness monitors, personal training sessions, a foam roller, stretch straps and more!

Throughout the month of October, visit the J for information concerning breast cancer risk and resources.

What is Sharsheret?

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Sharsheret Supports is a collaborative project of Nishmah and the national, not-for-profit Sharsheret organization. Sharsheret, Hebrew for “chain or link,” symbolizes the support and connections we make among women, families and communities facing breast and ovarian cancer. Sharsheret educates the Jewish community regarding increased hereditary risks.  We support to individuals who reach out to Sharsheret.

How Can You Find Out About Our Support and Educational Programs?

Reach out to our Sharsheret staff by filling out this form or contact Debbi Braunstein, 314.442.3266, for more information and resources.

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