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 Westchester in August:
AT THE SUPPORT CONNECTION OFFICE IN YORKTOWN:
1) Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Thurs., Aug. 1, at 10 am.
2) Young Women’s Support Group: For women who have or had breast or ovarian cancer at a young age. Wed., Aug. 14, at 7 pm.
3) Advanced Stage Cancer Support Group: For women living with recurrent, advanced stage or metastatic breast or ovarian cancer. Fri., Aug. 16, at 12:30 pm.
4) Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Tues., Aug. 27, at 7 pm.
AT NORTHERN WESTCHESTER HOSPITAL @ CHAPPAQUA CROSSING, CHAPPAQUA: Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Wed., Aug. 7, at 7 pm.
AT NY-PRESBYTERIAN HUDSON VALLEY HOSPITAL IN CORTLANDT MANOR: Breast Cancer Support Group: Mon., Aug. 19, at 7 pm.
AT THE SOUL RYEDERS OFFICE IN RYE: Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Wed., Aug. 28, 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 Support Group will take place twice in August (due to the Labor Day holiday): Monday, Aug. 5 and Mon. Aug. 26, at 8 pm (EST). The Ovarian Cancer Telephone Support Group will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 8 pm (EST).