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Beyond Pink!

A Morning of Exercise, Education & Wellness

October 30, 10am-1pm
Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur

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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.

Support Nishmah & Sharsheret Supports STL

Pre-Beyond Pink Webinar

Nutrition Webinar: Choices Today for a Healthier Tomorrow

Choices Today for a Healthier Tomorrow: Nutrition and Food Safety are Key Ingredients
Thursday, October 20, 7pm CST
All registrants will receive an email with the Zoom link on Wednesday, October 19.

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Sharsheret Supports STL looks forward to having you join us virtually for an informative cooking demo as a kickoff to Beyond Pink at the J – our 6th annual morning of exercise, education and wellness.

The webinar will focus on nutrition and food safety as key ingredients for increasing your energy level and boosting your immune system. Whether you are trying to avoid a cancer diagnosis or trying to stay healthy after cancer or any other illness, maintaining a healthy diet is essential.

Polina Vorobeychik, the J’s registered and licensed dietitian will host the evening’s program. In addition to working at the J, she works as a dietitian at Washington University Neuromuscular clinic. Polina holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Michigan with a focus on nutrition and dietetics and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Loyola University Chicago. Polina has a wide array of experience in nutrition working with patients with diabetes, chronic kidney disease, or who just want to improve their lifestyle.

It’s never too early or too late to start!

Resource Center

Who is Sharsheret?

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.

Request More Information

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

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

Sponsors and Partners: 

STLMGAC          J-Associates_logo_PMS-2597         


Enterprise Holdings Foundation
Lester Family
Merle Fox Family
The Sidney & Bobby Guller Family Foundation