Sharsheret And Bikur Cholim Of Far Rockaway/5 Towns Host Free Life Saving Ladies Night With Dr. Jonathan Herman

Sharsheret And Bikur Cholim Of Far Rockaway/5 Towns Host Free Life Saving Ladies Night With Dr. Jonathan Herman

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Telephone: 866.474.2774
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Teaneck, New Jersey (February 25, 2019) –  Sharsheret, the only national not-for-profit organization dedicated to addressing the needs of women and families, of all Jewish backgrounds facing breast and ovarian cancer, has partnered with Bikur Cholim of Far Rockaway/5 Towns to host a free ladies night educational event to share life-saving information about breast and ovarian cancer. Dr. Jonathan Herman, a nationally accomplished BRCA lecturer and author, will speak about the BRCA gene and hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in the 5 Towns community. The event will take place on Saturday evening, March 2 at 8 pm at The Mansion At Lawrence (140 Central Avenue, Lawrence, NY).

“1 in 40 Ashkenazi Jews carry a BRCA genetic mutation – more than 10 times the rate of the general population,” said Sharsheret Long Island Program Coordinator Rebecca Cohen. “We are so grateful to Dr. Jonathan Herman for his help educating the 5 Towns community about the BRCA gene and the Jewish community’s increased risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, our event sponsors who made Sharsheret’s participation in this program possible, and to our partner on this event, Bikur Cholim of Far Rockaways and the 5 Towns.”

 This event is made possible by the generous support of our event sponsors: Rivka Agin, Chavi Mandelbaum, Devorah Rosner, Tzipora Schmidt, Ronit Schwartz and Daniella Wolfson.

Sharsheret’s participation in this program is made possible with generous support from Maidenbaum Property Tax Reduction Group, LLC, AstraZeneca, Basser Center for BRCA and Susan G. Komen Greater NYC.

Thank you to our committee members: Rivka Agin, Mina Black, Shiri Feldman, Leah Fink, Aviva Ganz, Yael Garbacz, Chaya Sara Genack, Riva Goldschmiedt, Raquel Goldstein, Neera Kimmel, Ruchy Langer, Chavi Mandelbaum, Daphna Mishaan, Devorah Rosner, Bashi Salzman, Tziporah Sax, Tzipora Schmidt, Ronit  Schwartz, Leah Sod, Frumee Taubenfeld, Daniella Wolfson and Marilyn Wolowitz.

For more information or to attend the event, please contact Sharsheret’s Long Island Program Coordinator Rebecca Cohen at [email protected] or 516-313-8711.


About Sharsheret

Sharsheret, Hebrew for chain, a national cancer organization with five offices (California, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York), serves 120,000 women, families, health care professionals, community leaders, and students, in all 50 states. Sharsheret creates a safe community for women facing breast cancer and ovarian cancer and their families at every stage of life and at every stage of cancer – from before diagnosis, during treatment and into the survivorship years. While our expertise is focused on young women and Jewish families, more than 15% of those we serve are not Jewish. All Sharsheret programs serve all women and men.

As a premier organization for psychosocial support, Sharsheret is a member of the Federal Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women, works closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and participates in psychosocial research studies and evaluations with major cancer centers, including Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Sharsheret is accredited by the Better Business Bureau and has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for five consecutive years.

What We Do

One-on-One Support for women and their families touched by breast cancer and ovarian cancer (all free, confidential, and convenient) featuring

  •      Online 24/7 Live Chat
  •      Mental Health Professionals
  •      Genetic Counselor
  •      Peer Support
  •      Customized Beauty Kits
  •      Busy Boxes for Children
  •      Specialized Programming for Women Living with Metastatic Cancer

Education and Outreach for women, families, and community and medical professionals

  •      Healthcare Webinars
  •      College Campus Programming
  •      Community Educational Seminars
  •      Cultural Competency Trainings
  •      Comprehensive Resource Booklet Series

Community Action for women and men of all ages

  •      B’nai Mitzvah Projects
  •      Team Sharsheret Races and Walks
  •      Young Professionals Circle
  •      Teal and Pink Shabbat
  •      Local Volunteer Opportunities

For more information and to get involved today, visit us online at or call us at 866-474-2774.