Rochelle Shoretz, Z"L
Rochelle Shoretz, Z"L, founded Sharsheret to connect young Jewish women fighting breast cancer. She was a member of the Federal Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women and in 1999 served as a law clerk to United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In 2001, following her own diagnosis at age 28, and while undergoing chemotherapy treatment, Rochelle founded Sharsheret, a national nonprofit organization providing support and resources for young Jewish women facing breast cancer. For her pioneering efforts she was named one of the Forward 50, a Woman to Watch by Jewish Woman Magazine and a Yoplait Champion in the Fight Against Breast Cancer. She was a past board member and graduate of the Joshua Venture Group, Bikkurim, and the Berrie Fellows Leadership Program in Northern New Jersey. Rochelle was a graduate of the American Association of Cancer Research Scientist Survivor Program and the Alamo Patient Advocate Program. She served as a resource for major media, with appearances on the Today Show, CBS News, Fox News and in more than 100 articles.
ROI Community editor's note: On May 31, 2015, Rochelle passed away due to complications related to breast cancer, the disease for which she had created a community of support for thousands. She is survived by her two beautiful sons, husband, parents and siblings. She was an inspiration; passionate and devoted. May her memory be a blessing.