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.


2018 Spring Benefit

Our 2018 Annual Spring Benefit will be at Villa Barone Hilltop Manor on Friday, April 20 starting at 7:30 pm. There will be a cocktail hour followed by dinner, music and dancing, as well as a silent auction and many beautiful prize baskets. Proceeds from the event will help fund our year-round, free breast and ovarian cancer support services and programs.

It’s easy for you to participate:

  • Buy a Journal Ad or be a Sponsor: Pay tribute to someone, promote your business, say thank you. Our Sponsor and Journal Ad Form has all the details.

  • Enter to win one of our grand prizes: Tickets can be purchased (in advance) even if you can’t attend. Check out our list of fabulous prizes!

Questions? Contact us: 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 2018 honorees:

Marge O’Brien: Maria Rubino Jennings Spirit of Caring Award: 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 someone who follows the example established by Maria: Making a positive difference in many lives through the power of caring. Marge exemplifies the power of caring. She gives wholeheartedly of her time and talents in many ways, to help us support people dealing with breast and ovarian cancer.

Julie P. Haney and Rebecca Phillippo: Spirit of Hope Awards: 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.

Sarah Chaparro and family: Spirit of Giving Award: Spirit of Giving honorees are an inspiration to others and clearly demonstrate what it means to give of oneself. Sarah and her family have a team for our Support-A-Walk, “In Loving Memory of Elizabeth Chaparro,” which they organized many years ago in tribute to their mom. As a team, they have raised over $25,000 for Support Connection.

Charlene Marie Nigro: Spirit of Leadership: This award is presented to someone whose leadership has had a major positive impact on those we serve. Charlene, a teacher at Lakeland High School, is responsible for their student internship program and their FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America.) Thanks to Charlene’s leadership, Support Connection has benefitted from the hard work and dedication of many student volunteers over the years.

Phyllis Nadelhaft: Spirit of Volunteerism: This award is presented because volunteers are essential in enabling us fulfill our mission. Phyllis has been a regular and dedicated volunteer for 10 years. She has helped us in many different ways, donating her time as well as helping us raise funds.

Photos of our 2018 Spirit Award Honorees

  • Marge O'Brien
  • Sarah Chaparro and family
  • Julie Haney
  • Rebecca Phillippo
  • Charlene Nigro
  • Phyllis Nadelhaft