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.
Foliage Creations: A Virtual Collage-Making Workshop
WHEN: Thursday , September 10; 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.
Relax, unwind and enjoy yourself through the uplifting combination of nature plus art. This program will provide an opportunity to explore nature in your own environment. Using items collected from your yard or neighborhood, you’ll construct an original portrait.
The only supplies needed are a piece of paper and a small baggie (sandwich bag size) filled with flowers, grasses, twigs, leaves and any other plant materials you’d like to include. To insure freshness, materials should be collected no sooner than the day before the program.
No art experience necessary. Limited to 25 participants.
INSTRUCTOR: A teacher from The Art Effect.
WHEN: Thursday, October 8; 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.
At this session, we will discuss The Shoemaker’s Wife, by Adriana Trigiani. Enza and Ciro meet as teenagers in their Italian homeland. This novel follows the star-crossed couple through their immigration experience and the epic of love and family, war and loss, risk and destiny they pursued to claim a piece of the American dream. “…Trigiani focuses on love, friendship and family, the kind you’re born into and the kind you create when your own family isn’t available. As we learn from her story, we’re responsible for our creating our own happiness.” Richmond Times-Dispatch
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Men Only: A Virtual Get-Together
WHEN: Wednesday, July 29, 7 – 8 pm NY time
WHERE: Online meeting via ZOOM
Open to men nationwide that have a spouse or partner going through breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer.
Grab a beverage and a snack, and join us for this virtual night out with the guys.
This will be a perfect opportunity to relax and spend some casual time with other men who know what it’s like to have a spouse or partner living with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer.
A great way to feel connected, and gain a sense of camaraderie with men who “get it,” without having to leave home.
Young Women’s Virtual Meet and Greet
WHEN: Monday, August 24; 6 – 7 pm NY time
WHERE: National Toll-Free Teleconference
Open to women nationwide, ages 20 – 40 years old, who have or have had breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer. Pre-registration is required.
There is no age discrimination for cancer. Support Connection understands the unique challenges faced by those diagnosed at a young age. For many years, we have held an in-person group for younger women. In this time of virtual support, we are offering this toll-free discussion to young women across the nation.
Join us and hear firsthand how other women diagnosed at a young age dealt with those challenges. Connect with other women and see that you are not alone. These days we all need to feel a little closer. Connect with us as we share support.