August support groups in Putnam and Dutchess for women with cancer

CANCER SUPPORT AVAILABLE: 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 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 Putnam and Dutchess in August:

AT EAST FISHKILL COMMUNITY LIBRARY IN HOPEWELL JUNCTION: Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Tues., Aug. 13, at 10:15 am.

AT PUTNAM HOSPITAL CENTER IN CARMEL: Breast & Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Wed., Aug. 21, at 7 pm

AT VASSAR BROTHERS MEDICAL CENTER IN POUGHKEEPSIE: Breast & Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Thurs., Aug. 22, at 7 pm

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 Advanced Stage or Metastatic Breast Cancer Telephone Group will take place twice in August (due to the Labor Day Holiday): Mon., Aug. 5 and Mon., Aug. 26, at 8 pm EST. The Ovarian Cancer Telephone Group will take place on Wed., Aug. 14, at 8 pm EST.

For more information visit supportconnection.org