Dr. Sharyn Lewin & The Lewin Fund Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month with
Women’s Health & Wellness Symposium at the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey
On Thursday, October 17th, Gynecologic Oncologist, Dr. Sharyn Lewin, on behalf of The Lewin Fund, hosted a Women’s Health & Wellness Symposium at the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey in Paramus.
The three-hour event included presentations by top health and wellness experts for an interactive discussion about the latest in research, awareness and prevention of women’s cancers, including what patients need to know to take charge of their health.
Experts presentations included: Sharyn M. Lewin, MD as the host and moderator, Debbie Besson, MS, RD, CSO, Shari Brooks, Dr. Dorothy Chae, L.Ac., Ph.D. and Shari Siegel-Goldman, MD.
Guests also had the option to partake in on-site genetic testing and flu shots.
The Lewin Fund hosts monthly educational events to help educate and raise awareness for traditionally underfunded gynecologic cancers that impact one in three women and their families. The Lewin Fund’s next event will be a free genetics symposium focusing on “Updates in Hereditary Cancers & Genetics,” on Sunday, October 27th from 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM at the Holy Name Medical Center’s Marian Hall (718 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ). Guests can register at holyname.org/GeneticsSymposium or by calling 201-833-3392.
About The Lewin Fund
The Lewin Fund to Fight Women’s Cancers is non-profit based in New York City that supports cutting-edge and comprehensive care for women with cancer.
The Lewin Fund is committed to sponsoring innovative women’s cancer research and collaborating with women’s cancer support programs to prevent cancer and extend life for women with cancer. The Lewin Fund is inspired by the vision of one courageous woman who battled gynecologic cancer and sought to push the frontiers of clinical research initiatives.
We are focused on: enhancing preventive and screening techniques to reduce the incidence of malignancies; funding cutting-edge, innovative research; supporting personalized medical strategies to treat cancer and decrease morbidity and mortality; and improving the quality of life during treatment and recovery by partnering with individuals on the front lines of cancer care.
Our founder, Sharyn Lewin, M.D., FACS, is a board-certified gynecologic oncologist, specializing in the diagnosis, treatment and management of ovarian, endometrial, uterine, cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancers. Her practice employs a comprehensive, multidisciplinary team approach to screening, treatment and overall improvement in quality of care for women at high risk for ovarian cancer and other gynecologic malignancies.
Dr. Lewin serves as medical director of the Regional Cancer Center’s Gynecologic Oncology Division at Holy Name Medical Center and spearheads the development of a Women’s Comprehensive Health Center, a female-focused initiative providing care and support for women of all generations.
To donate to The Lewin Fund, go to TheLewinFund.org/donate.
About Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey
Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey is dedicated to preserving, fostering and securing a vibrant Jewish community locally, in Israel and around the world. We provide the guidance, vision and resources necessary to help those in need. They work collaboratively with donors, volunteers and other Jewish organizations to ensure that your contributions will be distributed to achieve the maximum impact.
In today’s hyper-connected, uncertain world — where rapid response is critical — Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey has their fingers on the pulse of issues and are nimble enough to react to crises and respond to where the need is greatest. They are the eyes, ears and voice of your Jewish community.