Sharsheret

Sharsheret (www.sharsheret.org) is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to addressing the unique challenges faced by young Jewish women living with breast cancer.Sharsheret logoSharsheret, Hebrew for "chain," was founded in 2001 by Rochelle Shoretz, a former law clerk to United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Kappa Chapter, Cornell University), who recognized the need for a breast cancer organization that would provide culturally-sensitive support for Jewish women after her own diagnosis at age 28. Sharsheret's programs include Links, their one-on-one peer support network, education, outreach programs, the Sharsheret Booklet Series, quality of life programs and Sharsheret on Campus outreach to college and university students nationwide to raise awareness about breast health. Alpha Epsilon Phi was proud to add Sharsheret as an official philanthropy in 2008. Members of Alpha Epsilon Phi have supported Sharsheret's mission to support young Jewish women facing breast cancer by spreading the word, fundraising, creating teams for local walks, runs, and marathons for breast cancer, hosting local Sharsheret events and organizing health fairs.