JFSA ‘Pink Shabbat’ focuses on breast cancer

Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona Women’s Philanthropy and CHAI Circle will hold a Sharsheret ink Shabbat Weekend Oct. 25-28.

The events will kick off Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. with a “Think Pink” challah baking program and panel discussion at the Tucson Jewish Community Center, “What’s Jewish about Breast Cancer.” Panelists are Gail L. Martino, M.S., C.G.C., a genetic counselor in oncology services at the University of Arizona Cancer Center; Setsuko K. Chambers, M.D., who holds the Bobbi Olson Endowed Chair in Ovarian Cancer Research and is the director of Women’s Cancers at the UA Cancer Center; and Anita “Sarge” Kellman, founder of Beat Cancer Boot Camp. The cost of the event is $6.13.

Over Shabbat, Oct. 26-27, participants are encouraged to share their challah and their stories with others.

On Sunday, Oct. 28, a JFSA team will join the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Kino Sports Complex (formerly Tucson Electric Park). Registration begins at 7 a.m., with the walk at 8 a.m.

For more information and to register log on to jewishtucson.org/pinkshabbat or call Karen Graham at 577-9393, ext. 118.