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 Annual Benefit (which was held on August 28 as a virtual event) was wonderful! It was a beautiful presentation filled with inspiration, celebration and hope.

In case you missed it, or if you’d like to view it again, we’re happy to share a recording of the event below. Here’s what you’ll see:

  • Tributes to our wonderful Spirit Award honorees. We were delighted to celebrate their many contributions to Support Connection.
  • A special performance by the Golden Apple Chorus.
  • Personal testimonials from some of the people whose lives were changed by our amazing Peer Counselors.
  • Our expressions of gratitude to our donors and sponsors.

View our Virtual Benefit recording.

It’s not too late to help.

Proceeds from the Benefit help fund our free, year-round Peer Counseling program. You can still make a donation: Donate online, or send your check payable to Support Connection, Inc., 40 Triangle Center, Suite 100, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

View our digital Journal.

Please scroll through our Journal which is filled with messages of love, support, and congratulations, as well as acknowledgement of our many supporters.


Annual Spirit Awards

At the Spring Benefit, we presented our Annual Spirit Awards. We are proud to share with you 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 presented in honor and memory of Julie, who found the support she needed from our Peer Counselors. Julie exuded hope and was a bright light to all who knew her. It is given to individuals who offer inspiration to fellow cancer survivors, as Julie did. 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