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List of Health Info Booths and other sponsors – Women’s Health Awareness Evening 2015

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!


Well-being:

BRACHA

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.

info@bracha.org.il

www.bracha.org.il

Tel:0509-289899

 

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’.

Ludman@netvision.net.il

www.drbatyaludman.com

Tel:09-771-8815

 

Devorah Kur

DK Wellness

Reflexology, logotherapy, (meaning centred counselling), & massage

devorah@dkwellness.co.il

www.dkwellness.co.il

Tel:054-3435545

 

Lilit Netivor

Naturopath/NLPI Allergy

Naturopathic expert with experience in helping to improve health and lifestyle on the physical, emotional and spiritual level

lilit2@gmail.com

www.lili-b.com

Tel:052-2925341

 

Oran Aviv

Reflexology and more…

Lectures, workshops and reflexology treatments

oran@reflexandmore.com

www.reflexandmore.com

Tel:053-5533856

 

Andi Saitowitz

Life Coaching Andi Saitowitz

*Individual coaching, group workshops and team facilitation.

*Personality portraits and personal development planning.

andisaitowitz@gmail.com

www.andisaitowitz.com

Tel:054-6400873

 

Keren Keren

Keren Bateva

Massage, accupuncture, aromatherapy, Shiazo, Thai Massage.

kerenkeren16@gmail.com

Tel:050-7710137/ 053-4202673

 

Michelle Freedman

The Calming Coach

Life coaching through stress management, fear, overwhelming, giving tools and skills to teach dreams and goals.

mich.coaching@gmail.com

www. the calmingcoach.com

Tel:054-4544825

 

Boaz Gaon

Medicope Mapping Project

MediCope is a mobile digital companion for chronic and serious illness patients.

boaz@medicope.com

www.medicope.com

Facebook:

Medicope Mapping Project

Tel:0524555599

 

Jacky Roth

Jacky’s Boutique

Manufacturer and market for special post-mastectomy clothes and market prostheses, bras and swimsuits.

jackyroth@gmail.com

Tel:08-6510403

0507-543486

 

Nutritious Food:

 

Shuli Briggs

Boxed Goods

Organic fruit and vegetable delivery service in Raanana

shulibriggs@gmail.com

www.boxedgood.com

Tel:0544288363

 

Les Saidel

Saidel Artisan Baking Institute

Boutique health Bakery

*handmade organic

*Training – workshops courses and lectures

shezles@saidels.com

www.saidels.com

Tel:1-800-35-1222

 

Janet Morais

Super Juice –

Super nutritious and delicious juice delivered directly to you

jmorais@rogers.com

Tel:054-4247387

 

Janine Levy

For all your culinary needs, private cooking lessons, group lessons, parties, Bar and Bat mitzvah groups, workshops and demonstrations at every level.

Tel: 0504071041

 

Tech Volunteers:

 

Sarah Raanan

Sarah Raanan Photography

Sarah Raanan is a boutique family portrait photographer based in Raanana.

sarah.raanan@gmail.com

www.sarahraanan.com

Facebook:

sarah Raanan Photography

Tel:054-4993190

 

Film Makers

Sally Halon, Marion Lebor, Maddy Levine

Short video production for non-profits or corporations

halons@netvision.net.il

http://halons.wix.com/lebor-halon-films1

 

Physical Well-being:

 

Gabi Ladenheim & Avital Ladenheim

Pilates

Pilates Instructors

(Possible to form your own class with your friends.)

Gabi:gabispilates@gmail.com

Avital:pilatesavital@gmail.com

 

FACEBOOK PAGE::

1.Gabi’s Pilates and yoga

2.Pilates Avital

 

Gabi:

Tel:0545703443

Avital:

Tel:0543130030

 

Deborah Waltuch

Physical Therapist/Personal Trainer

Teenage training 11-18 years

Personal training, group fitness, running, walking, water aerobics 

duwaltuch@hotmail.com

Tel:054-6300826

 

Jan Gassner

Occupational Therapist

Ergonomic (work &home) consultation, pain management, hand therapy and safety advice for seniors in their home.

jan.gassner@gmail.com

Tel:052-5552460

 

Irma van de Vison

Happy Feet Clinic – Kfar Saba Chiropodist

Professional foot treatments with advanced European technology, for men and women.

irmahappyfeet@gmail.com

www.medicalpedicure.com

Tel:054-6546286

 

Melissa Nachshon

Order in the House

Professional Home Organiser,

– calming the chaos

orderinthehouse1@yahoo.com

www.orderinthehouse.co.il

Tel:052-3308597

 

Decor and Fruit sponsors:

Flower Donated by:

Givat Meir

Flowers were very kindly donated to the lemonade fund on the night of the event.

Tel:09-7440401

 

Fruit Donated by:

Hameshek, Givat Chen

Fruit and lemons were kindly donated by Hameshek to the lemonade fund on the night of the event.

http://www.hameshek.co.il/

Tel:097604884

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How to recognize possible breast cancer symptoms

Would you pay privately for a mammogram?

Dangerous mammogram controversy

 

NY Times article dated, May 7, 2014

 

A personal note. As one who had no family history and no symptoms, were it not for a mammogram, my breast cancer diagnosis would likely have come at a more advanced, more difficult to treat, and likely more deadly stage. This article and others like it gloss over important facts, such as our inability to discern which women are ‘at risk’ and should be covered (I wouldn’t have met the criteria,) and the personal ‘cost’ of diagnosing breast cancer at later stages (riskier treatments; more chemotherapy, more mastectomies.)

Hidden in the article is the statement that ‘Diagnostic methods these days catch most cases of breast cancer that can be effectively treated, and much of what is picked up by universal screening is over-diagnosis.‘ What are these ‘diagnostic methods?’ (Mammograms and then, if needed, sonograms and MRI’s.) Would all of these ‘effectively treated’ cases be caught if women had to pay for screening out of pocket? How much does a mammogram cost? Anywhere from $500-$2700 is typical. Where is the study showing what percentage of women would forego screening if they had to pay privately for it, and what the impact of this would be on number of diagnoses, and on staging, treatment and mortality? And as for over-diagnosis, another term that medical economists love to tout when talking about mammograms…let’s talk about how to address over-treating rather than over-diagnosis.  As one who has been diagnosed with breast cancer as the result of a mammogram, I’d prefer to have been wrongly diagnosed even if it meant having to undergo an unnecessary procedure. I would bet that 100% of the 40,000 or so women who are diagnosed each year in the US and the 4,500 who are diagnosed each year in Israel, would agree with me on this one.

One could argue, but the worst part of these discussions is the unintentional fallout. It is confusing women and they are not getting screened.

Thie controversy over mammograms will be one of the topics to be discussed at the Lemonade Fund’s WOMEN’S HEALTH AWARENESS EVENT, Monday, May 12 in Raanana.

https://www.facebook.com/lemonadefund/events

https://lemonadefund.org/2014/05/04/oops-corrected-address-for-womens-health-awareness-event/

Mammogram Controversy

Come to Lemonade Fund’s Women’s Health Awareness Evening (in English) to hear about the latest controversies about screening.

RSVP:  shari@lemonadefund.org or https://www.facebook.com/events/480634542039654/

When Men Get Breast Cancer

When Men Get Breast Cancer

The Lemonade Fund is sharing this story to raise awareness that though quite rare, 1% of breast cancer strikes men. Men need to be alert to any lumps or changes in their chests.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/27/health/in-israel-a-push-to-screen-for-cancer-gene-leaves-many-conflicted.html?ref=health&_r=0

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/27/health/in-israel-a-push-to-screen-for-cancer-gene-leaves-many-conflicted.html?ref=health&_r=0

Should Israelis have mandatory BRCA gene testing?

Breast Cancer Leading Cause of Death in Israeli Women

Breast Cancer Leading Cause of Death in Israeli Women

Breast Cancer is the leading cause of death of Israeli women. (Higher in Jews than Arabs for some reason.) Treatment is top notch. Then, why? Must beat this disease. (Reminder to schedule your mammograms.)

New simple blood test to confirm negative mammograms.

http://www.eventusdx.com/?page_id=82

New simple blood test to verify negative mammograms. To help allay concerns about what mammograms may miss. Pilot for Octava Pink test in Italy and Israel. Interesting

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/16/health/uganda-fights-stigma-and-poverty-to-take-on-breast-cancer.html?hpw&_r=0

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/16/health/uganda-fights-stigma-and-poverty-to-take-on-breast-cancer.html?hpw&_r=0

Five years post diagnosis… what’s been learned

Five years post diagnosis… what’s been learned