Lynnie’s Light for Life to honor legacy of Lynnie Isaacs Palan

ELLEN FUTTERMAN, Editor-in-Chief

Lynne Isaacs Palan

The Jewish Community Center and the family of Lynnie Isaacs Palan (z”l), invite the community to honor the legacy of an inspiring woman. Lynnie’s Light for Life 2021 takes place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1  at the J’s Staenberg Family Complex Outdoor Pool.

The community is encouraged to join as the pool is illuminated to shine light on the work of Sharsheret Supports STL. Enjoy musical inspiration from Lucy Greenbaum and hear words of strength and empowerment from Hilary Gan, director of Literary Arts at the J, and her father, Barry Gan. Together, help create a better tomorrow by improving and saving lives – from one generation to the next – L’dor V’dor.

Palan was a pioneer and leader of both Nishmah: The St. Louis Jewish Women’s Project and Sharsheret Supports St. Louis, a community partner of the national nonprofit Sharsheret organization and a program of Nishmah. Through her passionate volunteerism and professional work in these organizations and many others, she was dedicated to building vibrant communities and changing lives, especially for individuals living with, or at increased genetic risk of developing cancer.

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Palan lost her battle to breast cancer on April 10, 2018, leaving a legacy of philanthropy among her family and friends.

Proceeds will benefit Sharsheret Supports STL, a community partner of the national nonprofit Sharsheret organization, and other Nishmah programming associated with Lynnie’s Legacy Fund. To attend and/or contribute to Lynnie’s Light for Life, visit and register by Aug. 20. Entry to the event is free. Donations of any amount are appreciated. Tax-deductible donations starting at $100 include a floating lotus that attendees will place in the pool the night of the event to celebrate the life of loved ones.

For questions or to learn more about Lynnie’s Light for Life, contact Vickie Shuchart, Director of Nishmah, at 314-442-3111 or [email protected].