28 Apr Rochelle Shoretz Will Join Us At NWSC!
Rochelle Shoretz, a two-time breast cancer survivor, founded Sharsheret to connect young Jewish women fighting breast cancer following her own diagnosis at age 28. She is a member of the Federal Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women. A Centennial Scholar graduate of Barnard College and a Kent Scholar graduate of Columbia Law School, Ms. Shoretz served as a law clerk in 1999 to United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
In November 2001, while undergoing chemotherapy treatment, Ms. Shoretz founded Sharsheret, a national not-for-profit organization providing support and resources for young Jewish women facing breast cancer.
Since the organization’s founding, Sharsheret has launched 11 national programs and has responded to more than 25,000 inquiries from those affected by breast cancer, health care professionals, women’s and Jewish organizations.
Sharsheret’s programs and services are open to all women and men, without regard to age, race, religion, or nationality. For its critical services, Sharsheret was awarded the New York State Innovation in Breast Cancer Research Award. As Executive Director and past Board President of Sharsheret, Ms. Shoretz has lectured about breast cancer before audiences across the country.