Breast & Ovarian Cancer Monthly Support Group
This monthly group at the J provides support, connection, and education to women in the St. Louis community who have been diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer and are anywhere along their treatment path – before, during, or post-treatment. The group periodically welcomes guests offering meaningful and relevant experiential activities. Facilitated by Kathy Bearman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Newcomers (members and public) are always welcome along with female family and friends. A light kosher dinner is served.
Third Wednesday of each month
Staenberg Family Complex
For more information, contact Debbi Braunstein, 314.442.3266
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The Hamsa Wellness Community (formerly known as Sharsharet Supprts STL) is a cancer community 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 women and men of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry, who have an increased risk of carrying a hereditary cancer gene mutation. The Hamsa Wellness Community also supports those facing a cancer diagnosis – especially those with breast and ovarian cancer – anywhere along their journey.
In partnership with the J’s Fitness team, the Hamsa Wellness Community offers programs like Yoga for Cancer, Strength Over Cancer, and Oncology Massage led by oncology-trained instructors and therapists. The Hamsa Wellness Community welcomes the full spectrum of diversity and supports all who reach out. These programs are available to J members and the public.
The Hamsa Wellness Community is founded on five pillars: Connection, Hope, Educations, Strength, and Support. These pillars focus on the care of the whole person and provide those dealing with cancer diagnosis a community during what is often an extremely challenging time.