LAS VEGAS—Jewish Nevada Women’s Philanthropy is partnering with Congregation Ner Tamid and genetic testing organization, JScreen, to offer an educational webinar, “Boobies & Beverages” on May 12 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. Attendees will learn about carrier-screening programs focused on hereditary Jewish genetic mutations that elevate the risk of several types of cancers.
The webinar is a resource for the community to learn more about genetic testing that can help support early cancer detection. If webinar attendees choose to sign up, JScreen’s comprehensive testing panel offers analysis of BRCA1 (Breast Cancer gene 1), BRCA2 (Breast Cancer gene 2) and more than 60 other genes that increase the risk of cancer susceptibility.
“We are proud to do our part in spreading awareness about genetic testing in our community,” said President and CEO of Jewish Nevada Stefanie Tuzman. “JScreen’s resources and at-home testing kits make genetic testing more affordable and accessible to the public. Early detection of cancer can make a difference and can help save lives.”
Test kits are recommended for people who could be at risk for carrying a hereditary mutation such as BRCA1 or BRCA2, which are both associated with breast cancer. Because of Jewish Nevada and the generosity of the Haggerty, Hutchings, Marshall, Polis and Weinberg families, the cost of testing will be deeply reduced for the Nevada community. Attendees of Jewish Nevada’s educational webinar will be able to get at-home saliva testing kits for half price.
Those who register by May 7, will have a beverage package delivered to their homes to enjoy during the event.
For more information, contact Jewish Nevada Chief Philanthropy Officer Megan Weintraub at email@example.com, and to register for the zoom visit https://jewishnevada.regfox.com/brca.
About Jewish Nevada
Jewish Nevada is Nevada’s Jewish Federation, serving as the representative organization for the 70,000 Jews in Nevada. We engage our community to invest, enrich, and ensure the vibrancy and continuity of Jewish life in Nevada, Israel, and around the world. We are the only organization charged with assessing and addressing the needs of the entire community. Jewish Nevada works diligently to build a vibrant community and sustain Jewish life throughout Nevada, Israel, and around the world. We are committed to the values of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world); Tzedakah (righteousness and philanthropy); and G’milut Hasadim (acts of kindness and service).