Sharsheret to Present Free National Webinar: “Can We Talk? Tips For Communicating With Your Healthcare Team”
Contact: Jordana Altman, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Teaneck, New Jersey (July 27, 2017) – Sharsheret, the only national not-for-profit organization dedicated to addressing the needs of Jewish women and families, of all backgrounds, facing breast and ovarian cancer, will host a free national webinar: “Can We Talk? Tips For Communicating With Your Healthcare Team,” on Tuesday, August 8th at 8 pm EDT/5 pm PDT, which will focus on empowering women facing breast and ovarian cancer to be their own best advocates when talking to their medical team.
The webinar will feature Dr. Noam Z. Drazin from Cedars Sinai Medical Group who will empower you to advocate for yourself when discussing your individual concerns with your healthcare team, including screening, fertility, fear of recurrence, new research, clinical trials, and immunotherapy. A Sharsheret peer supporter will share her personal story, and a question and answer session will follow the presentation.
“At Sharsheret, we understand that communication and advocating for one’s self is a key piece of the cancer journey,” said Director of Support Programs Adina Fleischmann. “We are here for women and families facing breast and ovarian cancer at every stage of the process, and want to be sure they have all of the relevant information, tools and resources at their fingertips.”
To register for the upcoming webinar and for log-on instructions, visit www.sharsheret.org or call toll-free 866.474.2774. A transcript and audio recording will be available following the event at www.sharsheret.org.
The webinar is presented in collaboration with the following partner organizations: Cancer Support Community, Johns Hopkins Medicine and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and made possible with generous support from Merck.
For more information about the webinar, contact Support Program Coordinator Shira Kravitz 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 67,000 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