Sharsheret Marks 9th Annual Global Pink Day
Help Raise Awareness About Breast and Ovarian Cancer by Using #SharsheretPinkDay
Contact: Jordana Altman, Marketing and Communications Manager
Email: [email protected]
Teaneck, New Jersey (February 7, 2018) – Sharsheret, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to addressing the needs of Jewish women and families, of all backgrounds, facing breast and ovarian cancer, today celebrates its 9th annual Sharsheret Pink Day across more than 100 schools, companies, organizations and synagogues worldwide. Sharsheret Pink Day is a global awareness movement where thousands of people share information about Sharsheret’s vital programs and services to raise awareness about breast and ovarian cancer and cancer genetics, and generate conversations that save lives. By using #SharsheretPinkDay across social media channels, participants further capture what their school or organization is doing to mark Pink Day and build recognition to celebrate the day.
The excitement surrounding Sharsheret Pink Day continues to grow every year as organizations and thousands of students globally participate from day schools, high schools, colleges/universities and Israel programs. By wearing pink and activating Pink Day at their schools in a variety of ways, people everywhere help spread the word about breast cancer in their respective communities with the hope that their efforts generate life-saving conversations among Jewish families who are at increased risk of hereditary breast cancer. This year, there is also a new opportunity to honor, recognize or celebrate a special person in your life who has been personally affected by breast cancer or ovarian cancer.
Ways to Mark Sharsheret Pink Day on February 7, 2018:
- Order the Sharsheret Pink Day Tool Kit for the Sharsheret Pink Day logo, resources, template flyers, social media memes, and hashtags.
- Join Sharsheret’s 2018 Pink Day Worldwide Facebook event and invite your friends to join you.
- Encourage your friends/family/peers/colleagues to wear something pink to show their support.
- Lead a breast cancer awareness event or fundraising event.
- Share Sharsheret’s Fast Facts About Genetics.
- Educate yourselves, peers/faculty, and your students with Sharsheret’s informative presentation – Ever Wonder Why All The Pink? Contact [email protected] for more information.
- Distribute Sharsheret free resources and giveaways, and help us raise awareness.
- College campus? Bring Sharsheret’s Have The Talk campaign and Have The Talk 2.0, our cancer genetic awareness program to your campus community.
“In the Jewish community and beyond, everyone knows someone who has been personally affected by breast or ovarian cancer,” said Director of Campus and Community Engagement Ellen Kleinhaus. “Our hope for Pink Day is that wearing pink will generate life-saving conversations. This year, we have also created another way to personalize awareness efforts by offering to honor a special person in someone’s lives who has been personally affected by breast or ovarian cancer. We are so grateful to the thousands of participants who help us in our effort to ensure that every Jewish family knows about Sharsheret should they ever need us.”
A key component of making Pink Day a success is utilizing the students’ social media savviness to spread the word about their efforts for Sharsheret Pink Day. This year, Sharsheret created a downloadable Pink Day Tool Kit. The social media partnership with the participating schools will help Sharsheret reach thousands of students and their followers, especially through Sharsheret’s Pink Day Facebook event page, Twitter (@Sharsheret), and Instagram (Sharsheret1). On Pink Day, students are encouraged to post their pictures across all of Sharsheret’s social channels using the hashtag #SharsheretPinkDay.
For more information about Sharsheret Pink Day 2018, contact Director of Campus and Community Engagement Ellen Kleinhaus at 866.474.2774 or [email protected].
Sharsheret Pink Day Worldwide School Listing (in formation):
AEPhi Alumnae in the DC area
AEPhi – Cal Poly
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Long Island University, CW Post
New York University
North Carolina State University
Ohio State University
University of Central Florida
University of Florida
University of Hartford
University of Houston
University of Illinois, UIUC
University of Iowa
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Pennsylvania
University of Rochester
University of Texas, A&M
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Wayne State University
High Schools/Day Schools
Adat Ari El Day School
Akiba Academy of Dallas
Atlanta Jewish Academy
Brauser Maimonides Academy
Bruriah High School
de Toledo High School
HAFTR Middle Giveaways
Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach
Katz Yeshiva High School in Boca Raton
Katz Yeshiva High School of South Florida
Maayanot Yeshiva High School For Girls
Margolin Hebrew High School
Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy
Milken Community Schools
Netivot Montessori Yeshiva
RASG Hebrew Academy in Miami Beach
SAR High School
Sha’arei Bina Torah Academy in North Miami Beach
Shulamith High School
The Moriah School
Torah Academy of Boca Raton
Yeshiva Or Chaim
Yeshiva University High School For Boys – MTA
Yeshiva University High School For Girls
YULA Girls High School
Gap Year Schools
Bright Horizons Early Education and Preschool – UCLA
Jewish Federation of Northern NJ
Jewish Federation & Family Services, Orange County
JLIC at Santa Monica College
Sandbox Fitness – Sherman Oaks
Sharsheret Downtown Hunter Ambassadors
Women’s League Sutton Place Synagogue
Adat Ari El
B’nai David-Judea Congregation – Los Angeles
Beth Jacob Congregation, Oakland, CA
Beth Jacob Young Professionals, Beverly Hills, CA
Congregation Beth Torah
Congregation Or Ami – Calabasas
East Brunswick Jewish Center
Sixth Street Community Synagogue
St. Louis Jewish Community Center/Nishmah
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 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.