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 – August

WHEN: Thursday, August 11, 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.

To register, call Support Connection no later than 5pm NY time on Wednesday, August 10th: 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

At this session, we will discuss The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post by Allison Pataki.  An intimate portrait of a larger-than-life woman, a powerful story of one woman falling in love with her own voice and embracing her own power while shaping history in the process. Marjorie was inspired by a few simple rules: always think for yourself, never take success for granted, and work hard.

“Here is an intriguing plunge into the very soul of a woman who walked both the hard and the beautiful roads of life and deserves to be remembered. The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post is transportive fiction at its best!”—Susan Meissner, bestselling author of The Nature of Fragile Things

Discussion leaders: Amy Curran Baker (author of Now What? A Guide to Recovery After Mastectomy) and Fran Contino.

We are always looking for good book suggestions. Please send suggested titles to robin.perlmutter@supportconnection.org

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Book Club – October

WHEN: Thursday, October 13, 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.

To register, call Support Connection no later than 5pm NY time on October 12th: 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

At this session, we will discuss The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah.  Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.  This is an unforgettable portrait of human frailty and resilience.

“Featuring a rich cast of characters and elevated by the riveting portrayal of homesteading in Alaska in the 1970s, this is a compassionate story of a family”- People, “Book of the Week”

Discussion leaders: Amy Curran Baker (author of Now What? A Guide to Recovery After Mastectomy) and Fran Contino.

We are always looking for good book suggestions. Please send suggested titles to robin.perlmutter@supportconnection.org

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Still Life Sketching

WHEN: Wednesday, November 16, 4-6 pm (NY time)
WHERE: ZOOM videoconference

Open to people living with breast, ovarian and gynecological cancers. Pre-registration is required, no later than 5 pm (NY time) on Tuesday, November 15. For information or to register, call Support Connection: 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

Relax, unwind and enjoy yourself in this free virtual drawing program where you’ll learn how to create still life sketches. You will receive a step-by-step tutorial and learn to use basic shapes to draw everyday items. From there, instruction will move onto adding textures and shadows. Participants will create their own visual tableaux of household items to create and sketch their very own still life works of art.

This class is appropriate for all skill levels from beginners to more advanced. Participants are asked to provide pencil, paper, and between 1 and 3 household objects for assembling their still life tableaux. Additional materials such as colored pencils, markers, pastels etc. can be utilized as well. Space is limited to 15 participants.

INSTRUCTOR: Lauren Hollick, Artistic Advancement Director at The Art Effect.

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