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.
February Book Club
WHEN: Thursday, February 9, 7-8 pm (NY time)
WHERE: ZOOM videoconference
Open to people who have or have had breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer. Pre-registration is required no later than 5pm (NY time) on Wednesday, February 8. To learn more or to pre-register, call Support Connection: 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.
At this session, we will discuss The Ladies of the Secret Circus by Constance Sayers. Sayers’ second novel (after 2020’s A Witch in Time) unfolds through two narratives, eight decades apart. It is a magical story, spanning from Jazz Age Paris to modern-day America, of family secrets, sacrifice, and lost love set against the backdrop of a mysterious circus.
In the 1920s, a woman named Cecile is part of a wondrous family circus with a magical secret. A love affair might set her free but could also cost her everything. In the 2000s, Lara, a descendant of that same family, prepares for her wedding day and is shaken to her core when her fiancé goes missing. As she searches for answers, Lara is drawn into a web of secrets and magic that leads her to Cecile’s journals and beyond, as she uncovers a dark curse stretching back generations.
“Constance Sayers’ second novel is just as much about the secrets we keep in the name of family as it is about the spells we cast in the name of love.” – Matthew Jackson, Bookpage.com
Discussion leaders: Fran Contino and Denise Rodman, Support Connection Peer Counselor.