A Morning of Exercise, Education & Wellness
October 30, 10am-1pm
Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur
This free special day of exercise, wellness, and education is a great way to honor Ovarian Cancer Awareness (September) and Breast Cancer Awareness (October) Months, as well as commit to being the healthiest version of you! Join us for Zumba, Tai Chi, family-friendly class (children aged 6-12 and parents), Fit for Life: How To? and more.
Partners in the community will also be on-site to share information on cancer and hereditary risks, non-medical financial assistance, clean skincare and more. Enjoy complimentary massages, snacks and enter to win raffle prizes.
Beyond Pink T-Shirts: A limited number of event t-shirts are available for purchase ($18). To buy your t-shirt, please contact Debbi Braunstein, 314-442-3266.
Beyond Pink Event Schedule
10-11:15am: Zumba with your favorite J instructors
10-11:15am: Training for Life: How To? with John Larson
Class will explore strength, balance, flexibility, breath work and overall conditioning. Will incorporate light dumbbells, foam rolling and more.
10am-12:45pm: Free Chair Massage
10am-1pm: Meet Our Partner Organizations!
11:30am-12:45pm: T’ai Chi with Craig Miller & Judy Plank
Originally developed for self-defense, Tai Chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that’s now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions.
11:30am-12:45pm: Family Fitness: Stay Healthy Together with Joe Ryan
A parent/guardian class geared towards ages 6 – 12. Explore fun ways to help your kids build healthy habits by staying physically active.
Mercy Integrative Medicine and Therapy – Highlighting lymphedema and pain management
Siteman Cancer Center
FORCE – Improves lives of those facing hereditary cancer risks
Pink Ribbon Girls
St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness (SLOCA)
Cancer Support Community (CSC)
Beautycounter – Clean beauty products protecting individuals and the planet
The mission of the national Sharsheret organization 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 all individuals who reach out.
Sharsheret Supports St. Louis is a community partner of the national non-profit Sharsheret organization and a program of Nishmah. 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 community, especially those of Ashkenazi ancestry, regarding increased hereditary risks. We support all individuals who reach out to Sharsheret.
- Learn more about Sharsheret Supports STL
- Yoga for Cancer & Oncology Massage at the J
- BRCA Gene Mutation – The Breast Cancer Gene
- Sharsheret FAQs
- Best Face Forward 2.0 – Financial Subsidies for Non-medical Needs
- Sharsheret: What We Do
- Virtual Cancer Support Programs for Women & Families
Did you know?
Breast and ovarian cancer is a hereditary concern, especial for women and men of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.
- 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.
- In addition to BRCA gene mutations, there are numerous other mutations linked to hereditary cancer such as ATM, CHEK2, TP53 and PALB2
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