Shari Mendes

Shari Greenwald Mendes is an architect who lives in Raanana with her husband, David, and their four children. They came to live in Israel from the US in 2003. Shari was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, and after treatment, is doing well. She was inspired by her experience to start a charity for needy, newly-diagnosed women, to help them cope with the substantial out of pocket expenses that inevitably come with a serious illness such as breast cancer. Many of these women are desperately poor, often single parents, and the Israel Breast Cancer Emergency Relief Fund (IBCERF,) by alleviating extreme financial hardship during the first few months post-diagnosis, allows these women to focus on the important work of getting well.

Compounds known as limonins in the cells of citrus fruits have been shown to help reduce the risk of cancers of the mouth, skin, lung, breast, stomach and colon. Shari Mendes presents a recipe for Lemon Olive Oil Cake which she says is another way to make lemons delicious!

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Food as Medicine -  Lemon Olive Oil Cake
Category: Food/Wine
Issue No. 163
 

Victims of breast cancer who have benefitted from this newly established charity write of their gratitude. Shari Mendes, the founder, appeals for help in fundraising and administering this charity.

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IBCERF relieves the plight of breast cancer patients
Category: Health
Issue No. 163
 
 
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