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Jewish Community Center

Lynnie’s Light for Life

Wednesday, September 4, 2024 at 7pm
The J, Staenberg Family Complex in Creve Coeur

This is a free event. All donations appreciated; RSVPs requested.

Proceeds from Lynnie’s Light for Life will benefit The Hamsa Wellness Community and other Nishmah programming associated with Lynnie’s Legacy Fund.

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About Lynnie’s Light

In 2013 the J established Sharsheret Supports STL, a program of Nishmah, and a community partner of the national Sharsheret organization. Through personalized support and lifesaving education, this program has improved lives of women and families living with or at increased genetic risk for breast or ovarian cancer. Inspired by the success of this program, the J is proud to expand our focus and launch The Hamsa Wellness Community. This expansion allows for the continuation of our current activities while broadening our educational programming to address a broader range of hereditary cancers that impact both women and men. This also allows for the expansion of free psychosocial support to those facing a cancer diagnosis or at risk of developing a hereditary cancer. The Hamsa Wellness Community will focus on pillars of Connection, Hope, Education, Support and Strength.

Lynn Isaacs Palan (Lynnie) was a pioneer and leader of both Nishmah: The St. Louis Jewish Women’s Project and Sharsheret Supports St. Louis. Through her passionate volunteerism and professional work in these organizations and many others, she was dedicated to building vibrant communities and changing lives, especially for individuals living with, or at increased genetic risk of developing cancer. Lynnie lost her battle to breast cancer on April 10, 2018, leaving a legacy of philanthropy among her family, friends, and the entire St. Louis community. Lynnie’s passion and drive will forever remain the legacy of The Hamsa Wellness Community and Nishmah.

For more information or to donate to Lynnie’s Legacy, contact Avital Kadosh, 314-442-3172, or Debbi Braunstein, 314-442-3266.