Celebrate Life Day

Each year, Support Connection presents “Celebrate Life Day,” to honor cancer survivors for their strength and courage, and to recognize the contributions of families, friends and other caregivers. At this event, we also honor Support Connection Co-Founder Nancy Heller for her continual inspiration.

Celebrate Life Day is an uplifting celebration that includes musical entertainment, inspirational speakers, and the pleasure of good company and good food. It is held on the same day as National Cancer Survivors Day, an annual worldwide celebration of life held in hundreds of communities throughout the United States, Canada and other participating countries.


Celebrate Life Day 2017

Honoring Nancy Heller for her continual inspiration

This year’s Celebrate Life Day will be on Sunday, June 4, 2017, from 12 noon – 3 pm, at Travelers Rest in Ossining, NY. The celebration will include a delicious lunch, musical entertainment, inspirational speakers, and a chance to relax and enjoy one another’s company.

We hope you can join us! Reservations are required. Cost is free for all cancer survivors, $35 for their guests. Space is limited so please RSVP by May 26. To make a reservation, call Support Connection: 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290. Questions? Call us, or email celeste.baccari@supportconnection.org.

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Create a Gift for Another: Once again we are asking for donations of handcrafted items for Celebrate Life Day. Those who attend treasure these generous one-of-a-kind creations. If you would like to donate a handcrafted item, please contact Andrea at: andrea.karl@supportconnection.org.


Celebrate Life Day 2016

On June 5, 2016, close to 140 cancer survivors, caregivers, friends and family, gathered for lunch at Travelers Rest for Support Connection’s Annual Celebrate Life Day. It was a wonderful celebration.

Guests enjoyed music by award-winning singer/songwriter Steve Chizmadia. Guests were also treated to inspirational words from our speakers: Nancy Heller, Support Connection Co-Founder and a 31 year breast cancer survivor; and Rebecca Phillippo, who was diagnosed with breast cancer 6 years ago at the age of 36. Rebecca, a Pilates instructor and avid mountain biker, ended her moving and uplifting speech with one of her favorite quotes, from Albert Einstein: “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” 

Support Connection is grateful to Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, White Plains Branch for sponsoring the event, as well as Travelers Rest and their staff for their wonderful hospitality. We also greatly appreciate everyone who helped make this day a very special celebration of life by providing extraordinary hand-made items or by volunteering their time to make the day a success.

To read the program from Celebrate Life Day, click here.


2016 Celebrate Life Day Photos

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