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Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Sharsheret Supports


Knowledge is power, and knowing saves lives. 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 45% risk of developing ovarian cancer.
  • Men can also carry and pass these gene mutations on to their family, and also have increased cancer risks.

How Can You Participate?

Join us on October 29, 2017, at the Staenberg Family Complex in Creve Coeur for a morning of awareness and fitness! We’re kicking off the day with a special selection of group exercise classes. Stay for one class or all, win raffle prizes, learn about Sharsheret Supports and help support those in our community who are facing cancer or are at risk.

8am – Extreme Conditioning
9am – Yoga
10:30am – Extreme Conditioning
11:30am – Rock-in’ Pink Zumba
12:30pm – Rock-in’ Pink Zumba

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! Snacks and beverages will be provided. Enjoy samples provided by Juice Bar!

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 not-for-profit organization in St. Louis supporting women, men and their families, of all Jewish backgrounds, facing breast or ovarian cancer.  Our mission is to offer a community of support to those diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer or at increased genetic risk by fostering culturally-relevant individualized connections with networks of peers, health professionals, and related resources.  Supporting and educating the community allows individuals to better manage their needs and potential risk factors. Sharsheret recognizes and embraces the full spectrum of diversity within our community.

How Can You Learn Your Risk?

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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