Since Oneinforty was established five years ago by our visionary and impassioned founder, the late Lauren Corduck, our mission has remained the same: to raise awareness of the one-in-forty risk to those of Ashkenazi Jewish (Eastern European) descent of inheriting BRCA gene mutations, and to provide education and support to individuals and families to help them manage their cancer risk. Your participation and support for our mission has been critical to our success.
Over the past year, due to the challenges presented by the pandemic and administrative changes within the organization, it became clear to the Board of Directors that the best way to ensure the continuation of Oneinforty’ s mission and work would be to partner with an organization with a similar purpose and programs.
We have found such an organization in Sharsheret, a national nonprofit whose mission is to improve the lives of Jewish women and families living with or at increased genetic risk for breast or ovarian cancer through personalized support and save lives through educational outreach.
Under this new partnership, Oneinforty has made a significant grant to Sharsheret to develop and facilitate an educational outreach program in New England for the next five years that will focus on cancer genetics, highlighting the elevated risks for inheriting the BRCA genetic mutation and hereditary cancer among Ashkenazi Jews, and would use the name Oneinforty in the promotion of the program.
Robb Corduck, Lauren’s husband, has been invited to serve on Sharsheret’s national board.
Thank you for your loyal support over the past five years, and please feel free to reach out with any questions about this important next step in the Oneinforty journey.
Bob Cooperstein, President
Oneinforty Board of Directors