YORKTOWN HEIGHTS – Support Connection, Inc., a not-for profit organization that provides free, confidential support services for people affected by breast and ovarian cancer, offers a wide range of free support groups for women with breast and ovarian cancer.
Groups focus on topics pertaining to living with cancer through all stages of diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment.
They are offered in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess, and by toll-free teleconference.
For a complete calendar of groups at all locations, visit www.supportconnection.org.
Advance registration is required for all groups; call 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.
The following support groups are scheduled in Westchester in September:
AT THE SUPPORT CONNECTION OFFICE IN YORKTOWN:
1) Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Thurs., Sept. 7, at 10 am.
2) Young Women’s Support Group: For women who have or had breast or ovarian cancer at a young age. Wed., Sept. 13, at 7 p.m.
3) Advanced Stage Cancer Support Group: For women living with recurrent, advanced stage or metastatic breast or ovarian cancer. Fri., Sept. 15, at 12:30 p.m.
AT NORTHERN WESTCHESTER HOSPITAL at CHAPPAQUA CROSSING, CHAPPAQUA:
Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Wed., Sept. 6, at 7 p.m.
AT NEW YORK-PRESBYTERIAN HUDSON VALLEY HOSPITAL IN CORTLANDT MANOR:
Breast Cancer Support Group: Mon., Sept. 18, at 7 p.m.
The following support groups are scheduled in Putnam and Dutchess in September:
AT EAST FISHKILL COMMUNITY LIBRARY IN HOPEWELL JUNCTION:
Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Tues., Sept. 12 at 10:15 a.m.
AT PUTNAM HOSPITAL CENTER IN CARMEL:
Breast & Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Wed., Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.
AT VASSAR BROTHERS MEDICAL CENTER IN POUGHKEEPSIE:
Breast & Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Thurs., Sept. 28 at 7 p.m.
BY TELECONFERENCE: For those unable to attend groups in-person, there are monthly Telephone Support Groups via toll-free teleconference, enabling women to participate regardless of their location and from the comfort of their homes. Call a few days ahead to learn how to participate. The Ovarian Cancer Telephone Group will take place on Wed., Sept. 13 at 8 pm EST. The Advanced Stage or Metastatic Breast Cancer Telephone Support Group will take place on Monday, Sept. 25 at 8 pm (NY time).