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Beyond Pink

Beyond Pink 2022

A Morning of Exercise, Education & Wellness

November 12, 10am-1pm
Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur

Registration coming soon!

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.

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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


Partner Organizations

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

Mercy Integrative Medicine and Therapy – Highlighting lymphedema and pain management
Siteman Cancer Center
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

What is the Hamsa Wellness Community?

The Hamsa Wellness Community is a program at the J and a community partner of the national nonprofit Sharsheret organization. The Hamsa Wellness Community educates individuals regarding hereditary cancer risks, especially those of Ashkenazi Jewish, who have an increased risk of carrying a hereditary cancer gene mutation, and supports those facing a cancer diagnosis – especially those with breast and ovarian cancer – anywhere along their journey. All support and educational programs available locally or through Sharsheret are FREE, confidential, and individualized. The Hamsa Wellness Community welcomes the full spectrum of diversity and supports all who reach out. These programs are available to members of the J and the public.

Request More Information

Reach out to our Hamsa Wellness Community by filling out this form or contact Debbi Braunstein, 314.442.3266, for more information and resources.

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