Sharsheret, a national nonprofit organization supporting young women and their families, of all Jewish backgrounds, facing breast cancer, has been selected to receive federal funding as part of a five-year cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. First year funding will total $350,000, and the multiyear program will be fully funded by the CDC. This is the second multiyear CDC grant awarded to Sharsheret in support of its breast cancer programming.
Through the cooperative agreement, Sharsheret will enhance and scale up its Link program – four culturally relevant breast cancer support interventions that provide patient navigation, peer support, genetics information, and survivorship resources to young breast cancer survivors. Sharsheret also will partner with public health scientists at Georgetown University’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of these support programs.