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Pink Out at the J for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Zumba

Pink Out at the J – A Morning of Exercise, Education and Wellness

Join the J’s Sharsheret Supports program for a month of education and awareness: awareness of Sharsheret’s mission, how their support programs improve the lives of those faced with a breast or ovarian cancer diagnosis, and how their educational outreach regarding hereditary cancer risks can save a life with early detection or even spare a diagnosis entirely.

How Can You Participate?

Fitness Marathon
Sunday, October 27, 8am-1pm

8am: Extreme Condition with Maurice
8am: Cycle with Candice
8am: Gentle Yoga for Women with Carley
9:15am: Circuit Training with Mel
9:15am: T’ai Chi with Shelley
10:30am: Zumba Marathon with several instructors
10:30am: Forever Fit with Leigh
11:45am: Zumba Marathon continues
11:45am: Simply Stretching with Leigh

Join Sharsheret Supports on October 27 for a two-hour Zumba-thon or many other fitness classes of varying impact and intensity levels, suitable for all ages. During this day, community partners will share information about hereditary cancer risks, financial assistance, clean skincare and more. Partners include FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered), Pink Ribbon Girls (PRG), Beautycounter, the J’s Nutrition Coaching with registered dietitian Jamie Livaudais, St. Luke’s Women’s Health Center (high-risk assessments) and Gift of Life Marrow Registry (register to become a donor onsite). Enjoy complimentary massages, snacks and enter-to-win raffle prizes.

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.

Throughout the month of October, visit the J for information regarding Sharsheret’s personalized support and educational outreach.

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Who is Sharsheret?

Sharsheret’s mission is to improve lives through support programs available to women and families faced with a breast or ovarian cancer diagnosis and save lives by educating the community on the increased hereditary cancer risk factors; especially those of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. Education can help with early detection or, perhaps, can spare a diagnosis.

Sharsheret Supports is a collaborative program 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 all individuals who reach out to Sharsheret.

Did you know?

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

  • 1 in 40 women and men of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage carries a BRCA gene mutation; 10 times greater than the general population.
  • Carrying a BRCA gene mutation significantly increases one’s risk of developing a hereditary cancer (includes breast, ovarian, pancreatic and prostate) and there is a 50% chance of being passed to the next generation.
  • Individuals who carry a BRCA mutation have the opportunity to make choices that can help save a life.

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.

Sponsors and Partners: 

STLMGAC

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Enterprise Holdings Foundation