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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Best of Sharsheret 2009

As we look towards 2010, we are proud to highlight the Best of Sharsheret 2009. Wishing you a happy, healthy New Year.

Sharsheret's genetics poster abstract, To Test or Not to Test: The Influence of Ashkenazi Jewish Ethnicity, was chosen for display at the International Symposium on Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer and was published in the October edition of  Current Oncology.

Sharsheret presented education and outreach events in cities nationwide, including Austin, TX; Detroit, MI; East Brunswick, NJ; Hollywood, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Rockville, MD; and Scotch Plains, NJ.

More than 800 runners and walkers joined the first-ever Boca Raton Synagogue Sisterhood's Annual Run/Walk for Sharsheret, organized by local volunteers.

Founder and Executive Director Rochelle Shoretz shared her personal journey through breast cancer in an exclusive interview on Fox 5 News NY.

Sharsheret Link, Meredith Fried of Needham, Massachusetts, was featured in Jewish newspapers accross the country highlighting her inspiring story.

Manicure for the Cure events raised breast cancer awareness among thousands of students on 16 college campuses nationwide.

Annual Benefit Luncheon honored authors and breast cancer survivors, Rochelle Hirsch and Naava Parker, and musical artist, Suffy Rudman.

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