Sharsheret Hosts Jewel Circle Reception Honoring Past Board President Dana Norris of Tishman Speyer

Sharsheret Hosts Jewel Circle Reception Honoring Past Board President Dana Norris of Tishman Speyer

Contact: Elana Silber, Executive Director
Telephone: 866.474.2774
E-Mail: [email protected]

Teaneck, New Jersey (November 16, 2016) – Sharsheret, a national not-for-profit organization supporting young Jewish women and families facing breast cancer and ovarian cancer, will host its annual Jewel Circle cocktail reception on Thursday, November 17, 2016. This private event will welcome 150 women and men to New York City’s 620 Loft & Garden at Rockefeller Center. Sharsheret will recognize Jewel Circle donors and its past president, Dana Norris. At the event, Sharsheret will announce this year’s 64 Jewel families and debut a new video, Jewels in the Chain of Support.

“It is particularly meaningful for us to honor Dana for her eight years of dedication and commitment to Sharsheret at this landmark venue,” said Executive Director Elana Silber. “Dana, a Senior Managing Director at Tishman Speyer, brings her personal experience and professional expertise to Sharsheret enabling the organization to receive national recognition from the cancer community, Jewish community and the federal government.”

“Facing breast or ovarian cancer in silence can be a very lonely and isolating experience,” said Guest of Honor Dana Norris. “Sharsheret fills a real void for so many women and families, providing the necessary tailored support they need. This event helps raise critical financial resources that allows Sharsheret to continue to grow and thrive, and we thank our many new and existing Jewel supporters.”

Dana joined the Sharsheret Board in 2008, after meeting Sharsheret’s Founder, Rochelle Shoretz A”H. Dana began her career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York and subsequently has spent over 20 years in professional development and human capital management. Since 2002, she has been responsible for spearheading corporate culture and setting a cohesive vision for global leadership development at Tishman Speyer.

For reservations, please visit or call 866.474.2774. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Nila Lazarus at [email protected].


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 55,000 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

© Sharsheret 2016