Social Activities

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we have made some changes to our programming. Please view our COVID-19 Updates for details.

Our Social Activities offer you another way to spend time with other women who’ve also heard the words “You have cancer.”

Perhaps you’re not interested in a support group but would still like to meet and interact with other women in a safe, comfortable environment. Maybe you’re looking for a way to “escape” for a little while, to focus your mind on a fun, relaxing or creative activity, with others who understand what this feels like. Our social gatherings have what you’re looking for.

Our goal is to provide a variety of options to meet your needs and to enhance your quality of life while living with cancer.

Some social activities meet monthly. Others meet at different intervals throughout the year. Please view this page often to check for new offerings. You can also visit our calendar.

All of our programs are free. Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Call us: 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.


Abstract Drawing

WHEN: Tuesday, May 11, 2021; 4 – 6 pm (NY time)
WHERE: ZOOM videoconference

Open to people who have or have had breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer. Pre-registration is required.

To register, call Support Connection no later than 5pm NY time on Monday, May 10 : 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

Art full of emotion! Relax, unwind and enjoy yourself in this virtual drawing program. After looking at various abstract pieces of art, create your own work of art based on an emotion you choose. What colors represent that emotion? What types of line, shape, texture? Explore different mark making techniques that will make your abstract art come to life.

Appropriate for all skill levels from beginners to more advanced. Abstract art can be created in just black and white but creating in color is ideal. Required supplies are just pencil and paper. If you have additional supplies (color pencils, pastels, paint, canvas or thicker paper) you’re welcome to use them. Limited to 20 participants.

Instructor: Lauren Hollick, Program Director and Teaching Artist at The Art Effect. Lauren will provide easy, step-by-step instructions.

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Book Club-August

WHEN: Thursday, August 12, 2021; 7 – 8 pm (NY time)
WHERE: National Toll-Free Teleconference

Open to people who have or have had breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer. Pre-registration is required.

To register, call Support Connection no later than 5pm NY time on August 11 : 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

At this session, we will discuss Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Novel, by Mark Sullivan. Based on the true story of a forgotten hero in Italy during World War II, this is is the triumphant, epic tale of one young man’s incredible courage and resilience during one of history’s darkest hours.

“Beneath a Scarlet Sky is like one of those iconic World War II black and white photos: a face of hope and tears, the story of a small life that ended up mattering in a big way.” Review from Andrew Gross, author of The One Man.

Discussion leader: Amy Curran Baker,  author of Now What? A Guide to Recovery After Mastectomy. We are always looking for good book suggestions. Please send suggested titles to barbara.cervoni@supportconnection.org.