Sharsheret Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator For Fifth Consecutive Year

Sharsheret Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator For Fifth Consecutive Year

Teaneck, New Jersey (June 6, 2017) – Sharsheret’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the 5th consecutive time that Sharsheret has earned this top distinction, which ranks the organization in the top eight percent of charities.

“Sharsheret’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This adds Sharsheret to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges. Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support Sharsheret.”

“As we reach out to those in our community to support our efforts, it’s critical that we maintain our standard of excellence in financial accountability and transparency,” said Sharsheret’s Executive Director Elana Silber. “I’m so proud of our 4-star Charity Navigator recognition for the 5th consecutive year, which ranks us in the top eight percent of charities.”

Sharsheret’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on More-detailed information about Sharsheret’s rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users.

About Charity Navigator
Charity Navigator,, is the largest charity evaluator in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of more than 8,000 charities. Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a 501 (c) (3) public charity itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America’s charitable givers. Charity Navigator, can be reached directly by telephone at (201) 818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 101, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452.

About Sharsheret
Sharsheret, Hebrew for chain, is the only national organization supporting Jewish women and families, of all backgrounds, facing breast and ovarian cancer-those who are diagnosed and those at high risk. Sharsheret is accredited by the Better Business Bureau and has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. To date, we serve more than 65,000 women, families, health care professionals, community leaders, and students from all 50 states. All Sharsheret programs serve all women and men.

As a member of the Federal Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women, Sharsheret shapes messaging and programs at the national level. Recognizing Sharsheret as the model for culturally-relevant breast cancer support, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded the organization two multi-year grants to develop support programs. Additionally, Sharsheret participates in psychosocial research studies and evaluations in partnership with federal agencies and major cancer centers, including Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center.
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