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Sharsheret Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Health

Mission: Our mission is to offer a community of support to women, of all jewish backgrounds, diagnosed with breast cancer or at increased genetic risk, by fostering culturally-relevant individualized connections with networks of peers, health professionals, and related resources. Sharsheret's programs are open to all women and men.

Programs: Education and outreach programs: health care symposia presented through teleconferences, webinars, and live events addressing issues unique to younger women and women facing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Sharsheret on campus, outreach and education events and programs for students on college campuses. Sharsheret educational resource booklet series, featuring seven culturally relevant publications for jewish women, their families, and health care professionals.

support programs and services:national peer support network - connecting women newly diagnosed or at high risk of developing breast cancer or ovarian cancer one-on-one with others who share similar diagnoses and experiences. Embrace - supporting women living with advanced breast cancer or recurrent ovarian cancer, featuring monthly telephone support groups and a monthly teleconference series featuring medical experts and professionals. Genetics for life - addressing hereditary breast cancer and ovarian cancer, featuring a confidential hotline for individuals and family teleconference calls with sharsheret's staff counselors. Busy box - for parents facing breast cancer or ovarian cancer, featuring vital information and resources to help parents guide their children through the cancer journey and a starter kit of games and activities to keep children occupied while their moms are at the doctor or resting after treatment. Best face forward - addressing the cosmetic side effects of treatment, featuring make-up application instructions and tips specific for those facing hair loss and skin change and make-up products appropriate for those undergoing treatment. Family focus - providing resources and support for caregivers and family members. Ovarian cancer program - providing tailored resources and support for women and families facing ovarian cancer. Sharsheret supports - developing local support groups and cancer education programs. Thriving again - providing individualized support, education, and survivorship care plans for breast cancer survivors. Support programs and services:national peer support network - connecting women newly diagnosed or at high risk of developing breast cancer or ovarian cancer one-on-one with others who share similar diagnoses and experiences. Embrace - supporting women living with advanced breast cancer or recurrent ovarian cancer, featuring monthly telephone support groups and a monthly teleconference series featuring medical experts and professionals. Genetics for life - addressing hereditary breast cancer and ovarian cancer, featuring a confidential hotline for individuals and family teleconference calls with sharsheret's staff counselors. Busy box - for parents facing breast cancer or ovarian cancer, featuring vital information and resources to help parents guide their children through the cancer journey and a starter kit of games and activities to keep children occupied while their moms are at the doctor or resting after treatment. Best face forward - addressing the cosmetic side effects of treatment, featuring make-up application instructions and tips specific for those facing hair loss and skin change and make-up products appropriate for those undergoing treatment. Family focus - providing resources and support for caregivers and family members. Ovarian cancer program - providing tailored resources and support for women and families facing ovarian cancer. Sharsheret supports - developing local support groups and cancer education programs. Thriving again - providing individualized support, education, and survivorship care plans for breast cancer survivors.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 1

Revenue is $2.3 million;$400 thousand salaries, total deferred compensation of $800 thousand. Looks like Sharsheret is someone's personal piggy bank. As, to what they do with money who knows? Links cost nothing and rest of programming????

Board Member

Rating: 5

Sharsheret helped connect me with terrific resources. It is with great pleasure that it got more involved as a board volunteer. I am forever inspired by the woman and families we serve.

Review from Guidestar

Board Member

Rating: 5

Sharsheret has helped many of my friends deal with a variety of issues that they have with both breast health and breast and ovarian cancer related issues. Each time I refer someone, they express their thanks for the help they have received.

Review from Guidestar