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.

Book Club-October

WHEN: Thursday, October 14; 7 – 8 pm (NY time)
WHERE: ZOOM videoconference

Open to people nationwide who have or have had breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer.

Pre-registration is required. To register, call Support Connection: 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290. Must register no later than 5pm (NY time) on Wed., Oct. 13.

At this session we will discuss The Four Winds, by Kristin Hannah. It’s been described as a rich, sweeping novel that stunningly brings to life the Great Depression and the people who lived through it, and a testament to hope, resilience, and the strength of the human spirit to survive adversity. “A heartbreaking but beautiful story of sacrifice, courage, love, and hope. Grab the tissues.” The Skimm

Discussion leaders: Amy Curran Baker (author of Now What? A Guide to Recovery After Mastectomy) and Fran Contino.

We are always looking for good book suggestions. Please send suggested titles to

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Object Drawing

WHEN: Tuesday, October 19, 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, Oct. 18 : 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

Relax, unwind and enjoy yourself in this virtual art program where you’ll draw favorite items from your home. This class is appropriate for all skill levels from beginners to more advanced. Limited to 15 participants.

Participants will learn how to draw objects in their homes, starting with basic shapes and finishing with details and texture. Explore various shading techniques such as blending, smudging, hatching, stippling and more to capture what you see in your homes every day.

Object drawing can be enjoyed using only simple pencil and paper. However, participants are also encouraged to use any additional supplies they may have available: colored pencils, pens, markers, pastels, paint, thicker paper etc.

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

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