Annual Benefit

The Annual Benefit is our second most important fundraiser each year. Proceeds help fund our free breast and ovarian cancer support services and programs. If you are interested in sponsoring or attending a future event, contact us: 914-962-6402 or coordinator@supportconnection.org.


Support Connection’s Silver Jubilee Benefit

In 2021, Support Connection marks 25 years of providing help and hope to people dealing with breast and ovarian cancer. To commemorate this very important achievement, we will hold a special Silver Jubilee.

While we had planned to hold our Silver Jubilee celebration in the fall of 2021, out of an abundance of caution regarding the continued COVID-19 pandemic, we plan to hold it instead in the spring of 2022. Please check this page frequently for updates. You won’t want to miss this fantastic event!


25th Anniversary Shirts and Sweatshirts Available

On September 10, 1996, Support Connection opened its doors to provide free, confidential breast and ovarian cancer support services.

To commemorate this 25 year milestone, we are offering limited edition shirts and sweatshirts for purchase.

To see these special shirts and sweatshirts, and to learn more and place orders, visit our online shop here.

Questions? Contact Melissa: coordinator@supportconnection.org, 914-962-6402.


2020 Annual Benefit Recap

Our 2020 Annual Benefit, held on August 28 as a virtual event, was wonderful! It was a beautiful presentation filled with inspiration, celebration and hope.

In case you missed it, or if you’d like to view it again, we’re happy to share a recording of the event below. Here’s what you’ll see:

  • Tributes to our wonderful Spirit Award honorees. We were delighted to celebrate their many contributions to Support Connection.
  • A special performance by the Golden Apple Chorus.
  • Personal testimonials from some of the people whose lives were changed by our amazing Peer Counselors.
  • Our expressions of gratitude to our donors and sponsors.

View our Virtual Benefit recording.

It’s not too late to help.

Proceeds from the Benefit help fund our free, year-round Peer Counseling program. You can still make a donation: Donate online, or send your check payable to Support Connection, Inc., 40 Triangle Center, Suite 100, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

View our digital Journal.

Please scroll through our Journal which is filled with messages of love, support, and congratulations, as well as acknowledgement of our many supporters.


Annual Spirit Awards

At the Spring Benefit, we presented our Annual Spirit Awards. We are proud to share with you our 2020 honorees:

Maria Rubino Jennings Spirit of Caring Award

Somers Women’s Club

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.

Spirit of Community Award

Diane Buschel and the Golden Apple Chorus

This award is presented to honor an individual or group whose efforts and actions make a huge difference to Support Connection and the community.

Spirit of Giving Award

Nancy Stingone

Spirit of Giving honorees are an inspiration to others and clearly demonstrate what it means to give of oneself.

Julie Haney Spirit of Hope Awards

Barbara Lichtenberger and Debra Wolf

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!

Our 2020 Spirit Award Recipients.

  • Somers Women's Club
  • Diane Buschel & Golden Apple Chorus
  • Nancy Stingone
  • Barbara Lichtenberger
  • Debra Wolf