BENEFITING: Sharsheret, Inc.
ORGANIZER: Sharsheret, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
Dear Family and Friends,
I am excited to share with you that I am an official member of Team Sharsheret and competing in the TCS New York City Marathon on November 6th!
I am nearly ready for my 2nd race, and am inspired to undertake this rigorous challenge as I am doing it in support of an amazing organization - Sharsheret, a national not-for-profit organization supporting young women and families facing breast and ovarian cancer at every stage—before, during, and after diagnosis.
One in 40 Ashkenazi (Eastern European) Jews carries a BRCA gene mutation, nearly 10 times the rate of the general population, making Jewish families significantly more susceptible to hereditary breast cancer, ovarian cancer and other related cancers. To date, Sharsheret has served more than 54,500 women, families, health care professionals, community leaders, and students from all 50 states.
Sharsheret helps women and families connect to our community in the way that feels most comfortable, taking into consideration their stage of life, diagnosis, or treatment. They also provide educational resources, offer specialized support to those facing high risk of developing cancer, and create programs for women and families to improve their quality of life. Your efforts will inspire others to join us in this mission.