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.


Botanical Drawing for Beginners: A Virtual Workshop

WHEN: Thursday , June 11; 4 – 6 pm NY time
WHERE: An online program held via ZOOM

Open to people nationwide 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 June 10 : 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

Relax, unwind and enjoy yourself through the uplifting combination of nature plus art. Learn to create pencil illustrations of a variety of flowers and vegetation of your choosing. Explore organic shape, detail, and design with this freeing and forgiving subject matter.

No experience necessary, all skill levels welcome. No special materials needed. Just paper and pencil, and photos or images of flowers or plants you’d like to draw. (If you have additional art supplies, such as  colored pencils, water colors, canvas etc., you’re welcome to utilize them.) Limited to 25 participants.

INSTRUCTOR: Lauren Hollick, Program Director and Teaching Artist at The Art Effect. Lauren will provide easy to follow instructions and will share sample drawings during the program.

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Book Club-June

WHEN: Thursday , June 18; 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 June 17 : 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

At this session, we will discuss: The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell, by Robert Dugoni. Sam Hill was born with red pupils and becomes the taunted “Devil Boy” or Sam “Hell” during his school years. The story weaves through Sam’s adult life and his journey and struggle to finally see what really matters. Mandy Nevius of The Seattle Book Review says: The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell is a heartwarming novel that celebrates overcoming the unfairness of life.”

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 andrea.karl@supportconnection.org.

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Book Club-August

WHEN: Thursday, August 27; 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 26 : 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

At this session, we will discuss Where The Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens. This novel tells the tale of Kya Clark, mysterious “Marsh Girl” of Barkley Cove, who has survived for years alone in a remote shack, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. “…beautiful first novel that is at once a murder mystery, a coming of age narrative and a celebration of nature. Owens here surveys the desolate marshlands of the North Carolina coast through the eyes of an abandoned child.” New York Times Book Review.

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 andrea.karl@supportconnection.org.

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