BRACHA is the leading organisation in Israel for providing support and current scientific knowledge on hereditary cancer due to a mutation in the two BRCA genes.
Our vision is to reduce measurably the number of young women who are diagnosed and who pass away from hereditary breast or ovarian cancer as well as reducing all diagnoses from BRCA cancers.
To accomplish this we aim to raise awareness of the benefit of genetic testing to all citizens of Israel, support those who choose to undergo risk reducing operations and surveillance, increase the knowledge of the benefits of genetic testing for those already diagnosed, encourage personalized medicine and support research and development into new methods that will prevent and cure hereditary cancers.
We are whole-heartedly dedicated to our unique community and are very active in achieving our aims through:
'Knowledge is Power' for newly diagnosed mutation carriers
'Men & mutations'
Women with ovarian cancer support meetings
'BRACHA chat' for all the hereditary cancer community
Web site – development & maintenance
Face book international page
Face book support group for women carriers
BRACHA annual medical conference
BRACHA annual 'Ask the Experts' event
Raising awareness event
BRACHA annual run
Monthly newsletter to 5000+ members
PR & Media
Lectures to companies & municipalities.
Cancer at the Bar – lectures in pub
Two BRACHA travelling art exhibitions
'Previvors Painted' – Tel Aviv, Haifa.
'The Venus Project' – Tel Aviv 2016, London 2017
Research and Development:
Data collection and analysis
Body painting: Shirly Dwek
Photographer: Orit Friedman
The Venus Project
Artist: David Scheinmann