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Community Wide Pink Shabbat

Community-wide Pink Shabbat: A Program of JEWISHcolorado

The annual Community-wide Pink Shabbat is a statewide event organized by JEWISHcolorado to raise awareness of the prevalence of breast and ovarian cancer in the Jewish community, and to honor and celebrate those touched by these diseases. Community-wide Pink Shabbat features meaningful educational and spiritual events hosted by synagogues and other Jewish institutions across the community.

Did You Know?

  • One in 40 Ashkenazi Jews carries a BRCA gene mutation which greatly increases the risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer. This is nearly 10 times the rate of the general population (one in 345).
  • For women carrying a BRCA gene mutation, the risk for breast cancer may be as high as 50-80%, and for ovarian cancer the risk may be as high as 44%.
  • Both men and women can carry a BRCA gene mutation, and have a 50% chance of passing that mutation along to their children.
  • Although the risk is greater in women, men with a BRCA gene mutation are at increased risk for breast or prostate cancer, and may be advised to undergo screening at an earlier age than recommended for the general population.

For more information about Community-Wide Pink Shabbat, please contact Stephanie Geller at sgeller@JEWISHcolorado.org or 303-316-6488.

Community Events

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