L., 26, was pregnant with her first child when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She began intensive chemotherapy treatments soon after giving birth in the 38th week of pregnancy. L. and her husband, an employee of a utility company, are facing many extra illness-related expenses. L. cannot care for her child due to side effects of chemotherapy so the young couple had to hire help to care for their newborn, and formula for the baby is expensive (L. can’t breastfeed.) In addition, L.’s husband accompanies his wife to her treatments and doctor appointments. Though his employer has been tolerant of the absences, L.’s husband’s paid sick leave days are running out. This young couple is enormously stressed about money and according to their social worker, a Lemonade Fund grant could be what it takes to help them over this hump. A grant was awarded to L. and we hope that she can now relax and focus on the important work of getting well.
M. is a 44-year-old single mother of 4 children, from Azerbaijan. The children range in age from 22-9. Though she was a professional before making aliya, M. has worked as an office cleaner since arriving in Israel, and the job offers no benefits or sick leave. When M. was diagnosed with breast cancer in January, she had to stop working and the small family lost their main source of income. In addition, M. had complications from surgery that caused her to have a lengthy hospital stay. During this time, the family slid into debt. Fortunately, M. is doing better and hopes to go back to work so that she can pay off the debt and once again support her family. In the meantime though, she and her social worker submitted an application to the Lemonade Fund, asking for assistance with living expenses to tide them over this difficult period. The Lemonade Fund was glad to help M. and we wish her a speedy recovery.
To donate: http://lemonadefund.org/to-donate/
Thanks to all who participated in/helped out at the Lemonade Fund Women’s Health Awareness Evening on May 4th. The event was fun and informative. Some amazing people donated their services and shared their expertise. Worth getting to know them!
Non-profit organization run completely by volunteers
raising awareness about hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer.
A supportive community for BRCA gene carriers.
Discover the blessing of BRCA.
Dr. Batya Ludman
Dr. Batya.L. Ludman, Psy. D., F.T, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
I work with individuals couples and families and author of ‘Life’s’.
Reflexology, logotherapy, (meaning centred counselling), & massage
Naturopathic expert with experience in helping to improve health and lifestyle on the physical, emotional and spiritual level
Reflexology and more…
Lectures, workshops and reflexology treatments
Life Coaching Andi Saitowitz
*Individual coaching, group workshops and team facilitation.
*Personality portraits and personal development planning.
Massage, accupuncture, aromatherapy, Shiazo, Thai Massage.
The Calming Coach
Life coaching through stress management, fear, overwhelming, giving tools and skills to teach dreams and goals.
www. the calmingcoach.com
Medicope Mapping Project
MediCope is a mobile digital companion for chronic and serious illness patients.
Medicope Mapping Project
Manufacturer and market for special post-mastectomy clothes and market prostheses, bras and swimsuits.
Organic fruit and vegetable delivery service in Raanana
Saidel Artisan Baking Institute
Boutique health Bakery
*Training – workshops courses and lectures
Super Juice –
Super nutritious and delicious juice delivered directly to you
For all your culinary needs, private cooking lessons, group lessons, parties, Bar and Bat mitzvah groups, workshops and demonstrations at every level.
Sarah Raanan Photography
Sarah Raanan is a boutique family portrait photographer based in Raanana.
sarah Raanan Photography
Sally Halon, Marion Lebor, Maddy Levine
Short video production for non-profits or corporations
Gabi Ladenheim & Avital Ladenheim
(Possible to form your own class with your friends.)
1.Gabi’s Pilates and yoga
Physical Therapist/Personal Trainer
Teenage training 11-18 years
Personal training, group fitness, running, walking, water aerobics
Ergonomic (work &home) consultation, pain management, hand therapy and safety advice for seniors in their home.
Irma van de Vison
Happy Feet Clinic – Kfar Saba Chiropodist
Professional foot treatments with advanced European technology, for men and women.
Order in the House
Professional Home Organiser,
– calming the chaos
Decor and Fruit sponsors:
Flower Donated by:
Flowers were very kindly donated to the lemonade fund on the night of the event.
Fruit Donated by:
Hameshek, Givat Chen
Fruit and lemons were kindly donated by Hameshek to the lemonade fund on the night of the event.
A., a 53 years old divorcee, from the former Soviet Union, lives with her two daughters, and two grandchildren, in a small town along the northern coast. One daughter is 15 and the other is in her early 20’s, herself a divorcee with two young children. A. and her older daughter support the family by working as office cleaners; they receive no alimony or child support. A. was diagnosed with breast cancer in October and is currently getting chemotherapy treatments and is too weak to work. Her sick leave has run out and the family of five is struggling to make ends meet on the older daughter’s small salary. In addition, the hospital is more than an hour away, and traveling on several buses after treatments is very difficult for A. The Lemonade Fund awarded A. a grant to help her with transportation and living costs during this critical time. We wish her a speedy recovery.
C., is a 67 year old retiree from the south. She is divorced and living alone on a pension of less than NIS 3000 per month. Her breast cancer recurred after almost 20 years and is now stage IV, metastatic, having spread throughout her body. She is weak and needs extra help in many ways. Her social workers turned to the Lemonade Fund to ask for financial assistance for C. and a grant was awarded.
Thank you for helping us help these patients.
To donate: http://lemonadefund.org/to-donate/
L., originally from Uzbekistan, is a married grandmother who was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer recently. She and her husband, who is disabled, are the legal guardians of their 12 year old grandson, who lives with them. Until her diagnosis L. was the family breadwinner, but due to treatments, she can no longer work. Now the small family is living solely on her husband’s disability, and National Health Insurance benefits for her and her grandson, and they are in financial distress. The Lemonade Fund awarded them a grant to help them through this difficult time.
M., a 30 year old young mother from a remote town in the south, was diagnosed with breast cancer in her second trimester of pregnancy. She and her husband had a successful salon before her diagnosis but M. hasn’t been able to work during treatment and her husband has had to reduce his hours in order to help M., as well as to care for their 4 other young children. Disability hasn’t yet come through and they have fallen into debt. They’ve had to leave their home and move in with M.’s parents. Their application to the Lemonade fund was granted and it will help them pay for childcare, daily living expenses and transportation to the hospital.
This month’s Lemonade Fund Profiles is dedicated to Etana Gordon Friedman, z’l, who passed away this month, after a long battle with breast cancer. Etana was a good friend of the Lemonade Fund, an inspiration. We are fortunate to have known her.
The Lemonade Fund is deeply saddened to report the passing of our wonderful friend and supporter, Etana Gordon Friedman, Etana Sara bat Hadassah. As a breast cancer patient herself, Etana helped the Lemonade fund assist impoverished Israeli breast cancer patients. She seemed to always be thinking of others, first her loved ones, and then those who were less fortunate. We send our love and support to her family during this difficult time. Baruch dayan emet. This photo was taken at a concert that Etana’s marvelous children created and performed in, as a ‘segula’ for healing. Admission was charged so that all monies could be donated to two charities that were dear to Etana. One was a local Petach Tikvah soup kitchen and the other was the Lemonade Fund. Substantial funds were raised and we honored Etana’s request that all monies donated from this event be earmarked for widows and orphans. Etana was an inspiration and we honor her memory.
M., is a young married mother of two young children (ages 2 and 1) from the south. She was recently diagnosed with advanced breast cancer and her hospital social worker applied to the Lemonade Fund for financial assistance for her. M. is unable to work as she is undergoing neoadjucant chemotherary, which will hopefully shrink her tumor prior to surgery. Following surgery, M. will undergo weeks of radiation. Her husband has his own small business, but he’s had a hard time juggling work and care for his wife and small children, and his business has suffered. M. is additionally traumatized as she lost her mother to breast cancer recently. She and her mother had been very close, and her extended family is unable to help her. The Lemonade Fund issued a grant to M. to help her and her husband weather this difficult period and we wish them well.
C., in her thirties, was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in July. Her marriage ended in September and she is now the single mother of an 8 year old. C. is a professional, who had a good job prior to her diagnosis, but her deteriorating health has made it impossible for her to continue working and she has exhausted her work benefits. She has no savings, and alimony and National Health Insurance (Bituach Leumi) payments leave her with just enough money for necessities. Catastrophic illness brings with it extra costs, such as the need for babysitting, household help, transportation, etc., and we at the Lemonade Fund are grateful to be able to help with these kinds of ancillary costs. We hope that the grant we gave C. will help ease her financial stress so that she can concentrate on recovery. Unfortunately, we are seeing more and more young people with breast cancer.
People of all ages need have extra expenses when they fall ill, but young parents seem to have even more. Please help us to help them. Thank you!
To donate: http://lemonadefund.org/to-donate/
A., 26, single and from the south, originally from Uzbekistan, was recently diagnosed in October with stage IV breast cancer. The cancer had already spread to A.’s bones and liver and she is in a great deal of pain. She has moved back to live with her parents, as she is no longer able to care for herself. Her mother is also being treated for breast cancer, but is still able to help her daughter. However, between caring for her daughter and keeping up with her own treatments, A.’s mother had to stop working, and her father had lost his job. The family is struggling to make ends meet. Their application for a Lemonade Fund grant was approved.
C., is a man from the center of the country who has been beset with health problems for most of his life He is currently battling a recurrence of breast cancer. 1% of breast cancers occur in men, and C. is the second male applicant to the Lemonade Fund. He lived with his mother following his first diagnosis, and she helped him financially afterwards. She has since died, and he is now living with his brother who suffers from mental illness himself, and can’t be of much assistance to C. Having lymphedema and diabetes has made it increasingly difficult for C. to move and get around. He is unable to work and is in severe financial crisis. His social worker submitted an application to the Lemonade Fund on his behalf and a grant was issued to him to help him get through this difficult period.
2015 has started out with a record number of applications to the Lemonade Fund. Please consider making a contribution so that we can continue to help the country’s neediest breast cancer patients. Thank you.