BENEFITING: Sharsheret, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
Every year, the Scarsdale Varsity Lacrosse Team raises money for an organization that supports both research and education for breast cancer awareness. This year, we will be raising money for Sharsheret which is a not-for-profit organization that supports young women and their families facing breast cancer. Since its founding in 2001, Sharsheret has responded to more than 40,000 breast cancer and ovarian cancer inquiries, involved more than 3,000 peer supporters, developed 12 national support and education programs, and presented more than 250 educational programs nationwide. In recognition of Sharsheret’s important contributions to women’s health, Sharsheret was named a recipient of the New York State Innovation in Breast Cancer Early Detection and Research Award, and selected as a member of the LIVESTRONG Young Adult Alliance. In 2010, Rochelle was appointed to the Federal Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women under the auspices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.