Support Connection, Inc., a not-for profit organization that provides free, confidential support services for people affected by breast and ovarian cancer, offers a wide range of free support groups for women with breast and ovarian cancer. Groups focus on topics pertaining to living with cancer through all stages of diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment.
They are offered in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties, and by toll-free teleconference. For a complete calendar of groups at all locations, visit supportconnection.org. Advance registration is required for all groups; call 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.
The following support groups are scheduled in Putnam and Dutchess in December:
At Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel:
1) Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Monday, Dec. 10 at 10 a.m.
2) Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.
3) Breast Cancer Support Group: Thursday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m.
At Mahopac Public Library in Mahopac:
Breast Cancer Support Group: Monday, Dec. 17 at 10:15 a.m.
At East Fishkill Community Library in Hopewell Junction:
Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 10:15 a.m.
By teleconference: For those unable to attend groups in-person, there are monthly Telephone Support Groups via toll-free teleconference, enabling women to participate regardless of their location and from the comfort of their homes. Call a few days ahead to learn how to participate.
The Ovarian Cancer Telephone Group will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. The Telephone Group for Women Recently Diagnosed or in Treatment for Breast Cancer will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 8 p.m.
Visit the online fundraising page at firstgiving.com/supportconnection.