Students to Participate in Sharsheret Pink Day for Breast Cancer Awareness

Students at the Hebrew Academy are raising awareness about breast cancer with a school-wide Sharsheret Pink Day on Wednesday, Feberuay 13. Sharsheret is a national not-for-profit organization supporting young Jewish women and their families facing breast cancer. Their mission is to offer a community of support to women, of all Jewish backgrounds, diagnosed with breast cancer or at increased genetic risk, by fostering culturally-relevant individualized connections with networks of peers, health professionals, and related resources. While their expertise is in young women and Jewish families as related to breast cancer and ovarian cancer, Sharsheret programs serve all women and men. 

Sharsheret Pink Day, is a worldwide initiative by students to raise awareness about breast cancer and cancer genetics and help save lives. Individuals, students on campus, organizations and company employees wear pink as a way to generate conversations and mark this day with a wide range of educational events. 

Students should come dressed in Pink on Wednesday in accordance with the dress code. The middle school will be selling cupcakes, donuts, and lemonade and 100% of the proceeds will go to Sharsheret. Please send your child with $1 per item so that they can help support this incredible organization and enjoy a treat at the same time. The high school activities include an assembly featuring a Sharsheret speaker, Adrian Dubow.