Sharsheret Expands Work With Los Angeles Medical Centers In Partnership With Phase One Foundation
Contact: Jordana Altman, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Teaneck, New Jersey (June 1, 2018) – We are pleased to announce that Sharsheret has been awarded a Community Grant from Phase One Foundation. This significant grant will allow us to expand our work in reaching patients directly in Los Angeles-area medical centers while they’re receiving treatment, educating doctors about the unique concerns of their Jewish patients and providing them with Sharsheret’s free kits during their cancer journey.
“Sharsheret understands the importance of having a medical team that not only provides the highest level of care, but is also intimately knowledgeable about the unique issues and concerns of each of their patients,” said Sharsheret California Regional Director Jenna Fields. “Thanks to the Phase One Foundation’s grant, Sharsheret will be able to more deeply engage with patients in LA area medical centers and practices, providing critical psychosocial support for women and their families.”
The concerns of Jewish women facing breast and ovarian cancer include increased genetic risk and issues related to genetic testing; use of the ritual bath as it relates to spirituality, healing, and renewal; life with cancer in a close-knit community; and the effects of treatment decisions on fertility and childrearing.
Healthcare professionals will provide patients with Sharsheret’s tailored kits, ensuring patients receive the resources they need when they need it the most.
Busy Box® for mothers facing cancer;
Best Face Forward® for those impacted by the cosmetic side effects of treatment;
Newly Diagnosed kit
Thriving Again® survivorship kit; and
Financial Wellness Toolkit.
If you would like to help connect us with your doctor or to learn about other ways to get involved with Sharsheret, please contact our California Regional Director, Jenna Fields.
About Phase One Foundation
Founded in 1999, PHASE ONE is a nonprofit dedicated to supporting ground-breaking Phase I and Phase II clinical cancer research, innovative education and treatment programs, and funding forward-thinking leaders in the scientific and medical community. Visit www.phaseonefoundation.org.
Sharsheret, Hebrew for chain, a national cancer organization with three offices (California, Florida, and New Jersey), serves 80,000 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 four 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 www.sharsheret.org or call us at 866-474-2774.