Komen Team Of The Week: Team Sharsheret
Team Sharsheret has been a part of the NYC Race for the Cure since 2004. Led by captain Ellen Kleinhaus, the team had 700 members in 2009 and raised over $45,000. “Our team was founded in appreciation of Komen Greater NYC’s support of Sharsheret’s breast health education and outreach efforts,” she explained.
Sharsheret is a national organization supporting young Jewish women of all backgrounds and their families facing breast cancer. “On our team we have women who are diagnosed with breast cancer, survivors, family members, healthcare professionals, and volunteers.”
Team Sharsheret spreads the word about the Race and its team by:
- Mailing postcards to thousands of contacts in the tri-state area.
- Sending weekly email reminders to its supporters.
- Distributing flyers to local stores and companies.
- Posting team information on its website, Facebook and Twitter.
“Sharsheret has been most successful raising money using the fundraising tools on the Komen Greater NYC Race website,” explained Kleinhaus.
When asked about the team’s favorite Race memory, Kleinhaus cited the Bandshell ceremony, “where we join so many other incredible survivors going up on the stage to accept our award as the largest community team.”
“It’s always amazing to see the over 700 runner and walkers who are part of Team Sharsheret together,” she explained, “for this incredible fund raising event.”