Get to Know Sharsheret
Sharsheret is a national Jewish not-for-profit organization supporting women and their families facing breast and ovarian cancer. Their programs offers tailored resources and support for women facing cancer at a time when they need it most.
Over the past 14 years, Sharsheret's annual bake sale has raised more than $756,000, and the Westchester chapter's fundraiser continues to be one of the most successful internationally.
"This is a delicious and meaningful way to support a great cause," says Dr. Ressler. "There are different ways to participate, including purchasing baked goods, sponsoring a baker, or simply making a donation!"
Note: All ingredients are certified kosher, pareve, and homemade in a kosher kitchen.
Supporting the Jewish Community
This year, Sharsheret will donate ten percent of net proceeds (from baked goods sold) to the following Israeli organizations serving families affected by cancer and by war-related trauma:
- Israel Lemonade Fund, which provides emergency financial aid for non-medical expenses for women with breast cancer
- Haverut, which conducts mental health support groups for women, including those who are at risk and living with cancer
What is Pies for Prevention?
Pies for Prevention is a program started by two sisters, Adeena Sussman and Sharon Wieder, who lost both their mother and grandmother to ovarian cancer. To honor the memories of both women, the sisters decided to memorialize their mother's and grandmother's love of baking while raising money for a great cause.
How to Order Your Pie
Each year, bakers offer delicious treats like pumpkin pie, pecan pie, chocolate chip cookie dough pie, and pumpkin cranberry bread. They also typically offer gluten-free peanut butter blondies!
Note: The deadline to order for 2023 has passed - stay tuned for next year's bake sale.
The team at Illume applauds Dr. Ressler's continued dedication to supporting this wonderful cause, and we all look forward to devouring our own pies with family and friends over the upcoming holidays!