Celebrate Life Day

Each year, Support Connection presents Celebrate Life Day to honor cancer survivors for their strength and courage as well as to recognize the contributions of families, friends, and other caregivers.

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.

Our Annual Celebrate Life Day is dedicated to Nancy Heller. Nancy is one of Support Connection’s co-founders, she served as Board President, and she is one of our staunchest supporters. A breast cancer survivor for more than 30 years, Nancy believes in celebrating life and encourages all to live every day to its fullest. By dedicating this day to her each year, we pay tribute to her continual inspiration to us all.

Celebrate Life Day 2023

On June 4, 2023, Support Connection hosted our annual Celebrate Life Day Luncheon to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day. Over one hundred cancer survivors, caregivers, friends, and family joined together to celebrate their triumphs and joy with each other.

Guests enjoyed a delicious lunch, music, and a chance to relax and enjoy one another’s company at The Somers Pointe in Somers, NY. The afternoon included an inspirational speech shared by cancer survivor, nutritional health coach, and author, Lauri Gruen.

Special thanks to NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, our Event Sponsor, whose support made the luncheon possible.

Support Connection is grateful to The Somers Pointe and their staff for their wonderful hospitality and to Steve Chizmadia for the musical entertainment.

Heartfelt thanks to many who generously donated their time and efforts to make the day possible and a very special celebration of life by providing extraordinary hand-made items or by volunteering their time to make the day a success.

Please enjoy our Event Slideshow, which shares more information about Celebrate Life Day, the mission of Support Connection and who we are.

Please visit our Facebook Page and enjoy our Celebrate Life Day 2023 Album of photos from the event.