Sharsheret

Address:
2410 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood Florida 33020
United State Listing Type:
Information & Assistance
Support Organizations

Sharsheret

Sharsheret, Hebrew for “chain”, is a national not-for-profit organization supporting young women and their families, of all Jewish backgrounds, facing breast cancer. Our mission is to offer a community of support to women diagnosed with breast cancer or at increased genetic risk, by fostering culturally-relevant individualized connections with networks of peers, health professionals, and related resources.

Since Sharsheret’s founding in 2001, we have responded to more than 30,000 breast cancer inquiries, involved more than 2,200 peer supporters, and presented over 250 educational programs nationwide. Sharsheret supports young Jewish women and families facing breast cancer at every stage—before, during, and after diagnosis. We help women and families connect to our community in the way that feels most comfortable, taking into consideration their stage of life, diagnosis, or treatment, as well as their connection to Judaism. We also provide educational resources, offer specialized support to those facing ovarian cancer or at high risk of developing cancer, and create programs for women and families to improve their quality of life. All Sharsheret’s programs are open to all women and men.

Sharsheret offers the following national programs:

The Link Program

Peer Support Network, connecting women newly diagnosed or at high risk of developing breast cancer one-on-one with others who share similar diagnoses and experiences
EmbraceTM, supporting women living with advanced breast cancer
Genetics for Life®, addressing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer
Thriving Again®, providing individualized support, education, and survivorship plans for young breast cancer survivors
Busy Box®, for young parents facing breast cancer
Best Face Forward®, addressing the cosmetic side effects of treatment
Family Focus®, providing resources and support for caregivers and family members
Ovarian Cancer Program, tailored resources and support for young Jewish women and families facing ovarian cancer
Sharsheret SupportsTM, developing local support groups and programs
Education and Outreach Programs

Health Care Symposia, on issues unique to younger women facing breast cancer
Sharsheret on Campus, outreach and education to students on campus
Sharsheret Educational Resource Booklet Series, culturally-relevant publications for Jewish women and their families and healthcare professionals
© Sharsheret 2013

Contact Person : Briana Schwarz
Phone Number : (866) 474-2774
Website : www.sharsheret.org
Email : bschwarz@sharsheret.org

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