2022 Annual Benefit in Review

2022 Silver Jubilee Benefit Recap

Our Silver Jubilee Benefit, held on April 1, 2022 at the lovely Villa Barone Hilltop Manor in Mahopac, NY, was a beautiful evening filled with inspiration, celebration and hope. It was a perfect way to commemorate Support Connection’s 25 years of providing help and hope to people dealing with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer.

We are so grateful to all who made our Silver Jubilee Benefit a success, including our guests, sponsors, donors, volunteers, and the terrific staff at Villa Barone Hilltop Manor.

View photos from the benefit here.

2022 Honoree Video

We are delighted to pay tribute to our 2022 Spirit Award honorees with our Silver Jubilee Video, which premiered the night of the event.

Meet our honorees and hear about their incredible contributions to our mission.

2022 Digital Journal

We are excited to present our Journal. You’ll see tributes to our honorees… thanks to sponsors and supporters… Journal Ads with inspiring messages.

Click the arrows below to scroll through the pages.

2022 Sponsors

The support of our event sponsors is a major factor in the success of our Annual Spring Benefit. We are deeply grateful to each and every one of them.

2022 Annual Spirit Awards

At our Silver Jubilee Benefit, we were proud to present our Annual Spirit Awards to our amazing 2022 honorees:

Maria Rubino Jennings Spirit of Caring Award

2022 Honorees: Peer Counselors throughout the years: Maria Jennings, Dolly Acocella, Andrea Karl, Robin Perlmutter, Tina Coyle, Marlene Stager

This award is presented in honor and memory of Maria who helped create Support Connection’s Peer Counseling program and other services. It is given to those who follow the example established by Maria: making a positive difference in many lives through the power of caring. Maria’s gift of caring for others continues through the counselors who followed in her footsteps.

As we celebrate Support Connection’s 25th anniversary at our Silver Jubilee Benefit, it is very fitting to pay tribute to our Peer Counselors through the years. We honor the memory of Maria, Dolly and Andrea; thank Tina for the years she worked with us; thank Robin and Marlene for their continued dedication. These women have used their own experience with cancer so that a person diagnosed with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer has somewhere to turn.

Dolly and Mike Acocella Spirit of Giving Award

2022 Honorees: Lori and Mike Barr

This award is presented in honor and memory of Dolly and Mike Acocella, who devoted themselves to Support Connection for nearly two decades. Recipients are people who help Support Connection help others by giving of themselves wholeheartedly through volunteering and promoting our mission, as Dolly and Mike always did. Learn more about Dolly and Mike here.

Julie Haney Spirit of Hope Awards

2022 Honorees: Debra Paget and Karen Stachowicz

This award is presented in honor and memory of Julie, who found the support she needed from our Peer Counselors. Julie exuded hope and was a bright light to all who knew her. It is given to individuals who offer inspiration to fellow cancer survivors, as Julie did. By sharing their personal stories, they empower others to reach out to us for help and encourage people to support our free services.

Read more about our wonderful honorees here!

  • Lori and Michael Barr
  • Karen Stachowicz
  • Debra Paget
  • Robin Perlmutter
  • Marlene Stager
  • Tina Coyle
  • Maria Jennings
  • Dolly Acocella
  • Andrea Karl