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-February

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 11, 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 February 10 : 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

At this session we will discuss The Oysterville Sewing Circle, by Susan Wiggs. Having faced tragedy and betrayal in New York City, Caroline Shelby (a budding fashion designer) has no choice but to return to her hometown of Oysterville. Upon her return, she realizes that we all learn life lessons through adversity, and support is the thread that helps us through.

“While Wiggs doesn’t shy away from addressing abuse in its myriad forms through the stories of the women in the sewing circle, a central theme of this novel is the healing power of family and community, and especially women supporting one another.” Review by Annie Peters, Book Page

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

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Learn to Draw Animals: A Virtual Workshop

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021; 4-6 pm (NY time)
WHERE: ZOOM video conference

Open to people 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 5 pm on Friday., Feb. 12.

Relax, unwind and enjoy yourself in this virtual art workshop. Learn to create pencil illustrations of a variety of animals of your choosing. Explore organic shape, detail, and design with this freeing and forgiving subject matter.

No experience necessary, all skill levels welcome in this “Learn How to Draw Animals” program. No special materials needed. Just paper and pencil, and pictures of animals you’d like to draw. If you have additional art supplies (such as  colored pencils, magic markers, watercolors, watercolor paper, canvas, etc.) 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 and will share sample drawings during the program.

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