Missy Gold shares her granddaughter Eden's story at CJF's annual gathering for Women's Philanthropy.
Ashkenazi Jews are at increased risk to have mutations in certain cancer genes, and about 10% of all cancers are hereditary. You may want to consider cancer genetic testing – even if you are healthy – because the results may alert you to possible cancer risks before symptoms develop. Those who test positive may take steps to prevent cancer from developing, or to detect it at an early, treatable stage. Click here to learn more about cancer genetic screening through JScreen.
The Jewish community is at a higher risk for carrying certain genetic diseases including Gaucher Disease (1 in 16), Cystic Fibrosis (1 in 27), and Tay-Sachs (1 in 30), among many others. Reproductive carrier screening can help determine an individual or couple’s risk of having a child with an inherited genetic disease.
Click here to learn more about reproductive genetic testing through JScreen.
These kits are subsidized thanks to generous contributors to the Charleston Jewish Federation's Genetic Health Testing Fund. To pay it forward and make a gift towards the cost of a JScreen kit for someone else, please click here.
to receive the following discounts:
*Program fees listed are based on individuals who provide any health insurance information (regardless of coverage or deductibles).
*Individuals without health insurance can use the code listed above and then apply for financial aid on the checkout page to cover the price difference.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Erin Boynton with any questions.
Screening through JScreen Charleston is available for all individuals and couples living in the Lowcountry and seeking knowledge about their genetic risks. This includes individuals with a known Jewish background, those who are unsure of their Jewish ancestry, all denominations, interfaith couples, and LGBTQ+ individuals and couples. The reproductive screening is for individuals ages 18-45 and the cancer genetic screening is for ages 21 and up.
Donate to JScreen Charleston and help save lives by providing detection for preventable hereditary cancers and genetic diseases.
Need other support or resources? Reach out to Erin Boynton.
JScreen Charleston is powered by The Charleston Jewish Federation and our generous donors.