November 2017, Issue 1
The BRCAlert
Introducing The BRCAlert , Oneinforty's e-newsletter! The BRCAlert will keep you well-apprised of Oneinforty's efforts to provide BRCA awareness, education and emotional support to the Ashkenazi Jewish community. Please share this e-newsletter with your family, friends and colleagues--you could save a life by doing so.

This first issue of The BRCAlert features the launch of our new "I am Oneinforty" Story Project and Oneinforty Shabbat Talk program. You'll also learn all about the new BFOR Study and a (delicious) way to support Oneinforty.
Bring a "Oneinforty Shabbat Talk" to Your Synagogue in 2018!
A special invitation to synagogues in the Brookline/Newton/Wellesley, MA area:

Bring Lauren Corduck, Oneinforty's founding executive director, to your synagogue for an educational, empowering "Oneinforty Shabbat Talk" tailored to your congregation's culture, interests and norms. Lauren, a BRCA-positive ovarian cancer survivor, will share her story, the story of the birth of Oneinforty, some options for BRCA gene mutation counseling and screening and allow time for Q&A.

Watch a video of Lauren giving a Oneinforty Shabbat Talk and read about her journey in The Boston Globe . Contact Lauren at laurenc@oneinforty.org or 617-823-3630 to schedule your Oneinforty Shabbat Talk today.
Read Debra's "I am Oneinforty" Story
We are excited to kick off Oneinforty's new "I am Oneinforty" Story Project with this story from Debra, a Oneinforty ambassador and BRCA-positive ovarian cancer survivor who shares how the BRCA gene mutation test saved her life.

"My name is Debra and I am that one in forty Ashkenazi Jew that has a BRCA gene mutation. I think my story is compelling evidence for every Ashkenazi Jew to get tested for the BRCA gene mutations. If it hadn’t been for the BRCA test, I wouldn’t be here today."

Participate in the New BFOR Study:
Receive Screening for BRCA Gene Mutations at No Cost
Launching soon, the BRCA Founder Outreach (BFOR) Study will provide genetic testing for common BRCA gene mutations for women and men of Ashkenazi (Eastern European) Jewish ancestry. The BFOR Study is an independent research initiative led by experts in the fields of cancer research and genetics. The primary goal of the BFOR Study is to develop a new model to increase access to BRCA testing.

There will be no cost to participate in the BFOR Study, but participants must:

  • Be age 25 or older
  • Have at least one grandparent of Ashkenazi Jewish origin
  • Reside in Massachusetts or metropolitan New York, Philadelphia or Los Angeles

Visit www.bforstudy.com for more information about the BFOR Study and to preregister to participate in the study. And, visit this page on Oneinforty's web site for other ways to receive genetic counseling and screening.
Dine at Not Your Average Joe's
in Acton, MA to Benefit Oneinforty

Not Your Average Joe's in Acton, Massachusetts has selected Oneinforty to be the December 2017 beneficiary of its Not Your Average Cause program! Every Tuesday throughout December, Not Your Average Joe's will contribute 15% of your dine-in and takeout purchases to Oneinforty.

Simply present this Not Your Average Cause certificate to your Not Your Average Joe's server or verbally state your affiliation with Oneinforty. We truly appreciate your support.
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