Spring Benefit

The Spring Benefit is our second most important fundraiser each year. Proceeds help fund our free breast and ovarian cancer support services and programs. If you are interested in sponsoring or attending a future event, contact us: 914-962-6402 or coordinator@supportconnection.org.


2020 Spring Benefit

Our 2020 Spring Benefit will be on Friday, August 28, starting at 7 pm. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to host this as a virtual event. While we would have loved to gather in person with hundreds of people, many more people can now join us online.

The event will, as always, include recognition for our Spirit Award recipients, our Sponsors and other supporters. Our Journal will be online in digital format. Proceeds from the event will help fund our year-round, free breast and ovarian cancer support services and programs.

We are currently finalizing all of the details, but we promise it will be a beautiful presentation filled with gratitude and celebration! Check this page often for updates and new developments.

Here are some ways you can participate:

  • Place an ad in our online Journal: Your Journal Ad can congratulate Support Connection on our many years of service, promote your business, congratulate our honorees, or pay tribute to a loved one. We will create a digital Journal to share on our website for thousands to see. Order your Journal Ad online, or download a form to submit by mail.
  • Enter to win one of our grand prizes: Download this form, which lists all of the fabulous prizes, then fill it out and mail it to us with your payment.
  • Make a donation: Donate online, or send your check payable to Support Connection, Inc., 40 Triangle Center, Suite 100, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Questions? Contact Melissa: 914-962-6402 or coordinator@supportconnection.org


Annual Spirit Awards

At the Spring Benefit, we will present our Annual Spirit Awards. We are proud to announce our 2020 honorees:

Maria Rubino Jennings Spirit of Caring Award

Somers Women’s Club

This award is presented in honor and memory of Maria who helped create Support Connection’s Peer Counseling program and other services. It is given to those who follow the example established by Maria: Making a positive difference in many lives through the power of caring.

Spirit of Community Award

Diane Buschel and the Golden Apple Chorus

This award is presented to honor an individual or group whose efforts and actions make a huge difference to Support Connection and the community.

Spirit of Giving Award

Nancy Stingone

Spirit of Giving honorees are an inspiration to others and clearly demonstrate what it means to give of oneself.

Julie Haney Spirit of Hope Awards

Barbara Lichtenberger and Debra Wolf

This award is given to honor individuals who offer inspiration to other cancer survivors. They have taken their own experiences and translated them into an opportunity to raise awareness about Support Connection’s mission. By sharing their personal stories, they empower others to reach out to us for help and encourage people to support our free services.

Read more about our wonderful honorees here!

Our 2020 Spirit Award Recipients.

  • Somers Women's Club
  • Diane Buschel & Golden Apple Chorus
  • Nancy Stingone
  • Barbara Lichtenberger
  • Debra Wolf

2019 Spring Benefit Photos

To see the video that was shown at the Spring Benefit, use this link.