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Monday, February 9, 2009

Sharsheret Intern Experience

This is my first post on the Sharsheret blog; hopefully it will be my first of many. Sharsheret has gone from being an organization that I always heard about from my mother and read about in the Jewish Standard, to an active part of my life. This past summer I was one of the Sema Heller-Netivot Shalom Interns and it gave me the opportunity to join the Sharsheret team forever and truly make a difference. My experience at Sharsheret was so much better than I could have imagined. I learned so much about the fabulous programs and support Sharsheret has to offer to young Jewish women facing breast cancer and all of the volunteer opportunities that they provide for individuals to make a difference in their own way.
I am now back in college, at the University of Maryland, but my Sharsheret work has not ended. This past semester I co-chaired “Manicure for a Cure”, which was an event through Hillel and several other campus organizations held on campus and all proceeds were given to Sharsheret. What girl could pass up a cheap manicure and an opportunity to give charity?! We had a wonderful time! The Sharsheret video was streaming on screen and the room was decked-out in pink; pink M&M’s, pink lemonade, pink napkins and we had great Sharsheret giveaways and booklets. I look forward to planning more Sharsheret events here at school, spreading the word about this wonderful organization and getting more people involved!

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