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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Participants work out in the Jewish Community Center gym at the 2017 ‘Pink Out at the J’ event.

The J plans ‘Pink Out at the J’ for breast cancer awareness

October 19, 2018

To promote breast cancer awareness, the Jewish Community Center’s Sharsheret program will hold “Pink Out at the J on Oct. 28. The event is Sharsheret’s annual group exercise “marathon” and community-building event.Sharsheret exists to help women...

Focus group planned for Jewish women impacted by breast cancer

March 21, 2012

Are you a Jewish woman impacted by breast cancer? Have you wished for more support within the Jewish community?  The community is invited to participate in a focus group at 7 p.m. Monday April 23 at the JCC Staenberg Family Complex - Arts & Education...

Sen. Joseph Lieberman participates in the Race for the Cure
event in Jerusalem in 2010 with his wife Hadassah, left, and Komen
founder Nancy Brinker.

Komen official resigns following Planned Parenthood furor

JTA February 7, 2012

NEW YORK -- A senior official at Susan G. Komen For the Cure resigned after the organization was embroiled in controversy over its atempt to defund Planned Parenthood. Karen Handel, the breast cancer group's vice president for public policy, resigned...

Sen. Joseph Lieberman participates in the Race for the Cure
event in Jerusalem in 2010 with his wife Hadassah, left, and Komen
founder Nancy Brinker.

Komen backs down on Planned Parenthood

JTA February 3, 2012

NEW YORK -- Susan G. Komen for the Cure has backed down from its decision not to fund Planned Parenthood. In a statement posted Friday morning on its website, Komen's founder and chief executive officer Nancy Brinkner said the organization was revising...

Ina Sachar is pictured with her grandchildren. From left: Terry
Goble, Kate Steinberg, Sam Steinberg and William Steinberg at the
SLOCA Rise & Shine Event.

Multiple cancers fail to deflate woman’s spirit

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT September 21, 2011

Ina Sachar did not need the month of September to roll around to remind her that this is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Instead, she needs September to begin her latest course of chemotherapy.For 19 years, Sachar has been fighting cancer of one kind...

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