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-June

WHEN: Thursday, June 10, 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 June 9 : 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

At this session, we will discuss The Giver of Stars, by Jojo Moyes. In this novel, Jojo Moyes takes us back to Depression-era Kentucky and the call for Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library. Five extraordinary women form the “Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky,” and embark on a journey to bring books to people who have never had them. Join us as we travel along with this remarkable group of women.

“….The Giver of Stars is a celebration of love, but also of reading, of knowledge, of female friendship…” Review from The Washington Post.

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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