BRACHA – living with a high risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer
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BRACHA is Israel’s only national organization for information and support to BRCA mutation carriers - previvors, survivors and families who are at high risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
A clearinghouse for information and support to previvors, survivors and their families, BRACHA initiates support, educational programs, patient advocacy, awareness, and research specific to individuals who are at high risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
BRACHA is a place where can people share their personal stories and learn from one another.
A Hebrew-language online forum has hundreds of subscribers. Daily, women and men from all walks of Israeli society turn to the online forum for information on the myriad of subjects BRCA carriers face – recommendations for medical and paramedical professionals, emotional support and advice. The forum is a place where families affected by BRCA carrier status can discuss their concerns with others who understand, in a supportive, non-judgmental and unintimidating environment.
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Lisa Cohen established BRACHA in 2009 to support people in Israel living with BRCA mutations after finding out she herself carried the mutation. After losing first her mother and then her young sister to breast cancer, the Cardiff native found out about the mutation from a British source. She elected to do a double mastectomy and have her ovaries removed immediately. Despite the large concentration of carriers in the country, she was shocked and disappointed to found no one to turn to; doctors didn’t know about it, the Society for the Prevention of Cancer told her to return if she got ill, and there was no support system. So Cohen decided to form BRACHA. Since then it has helped and supported hundreds of women and men and their families through professional symposia for the medical community, online forum, social gatherings periodic e-newsletters, and media and press events to raise awareness.

Board of Directors: Eitan Friedman,Lisa Cohen,Shlomo Sheinbaum,Yoav Barnea,Yakov Korach
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Address: 52 Dinar St., Kefar Sava
Tel: 0722332974
Website: www.bracha.org.il