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Yorktown-Based Support Connection Receives Grant From Wells Fargo

Shown with check from Wells Fargo, from left, Gary Wawrzycki, branch manager, Wells Fargo Bank, Shrub Oak; Katherine Quinn and Barbara Cervoni of Support Connection.
Shown with check from Wells Fargo, from left, Gary Wawrzycki, branch manager, Wells Fargo Bank, Shrub Oak; Katherine Quinn and Barbara Cervoni of Support Connection. Photo Credit: Wells Fargo

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Support Connection, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that provides free support services to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer, was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation’s Community Connection Grant Program.

Support Connection was nominated for the grant by the manager of the Wells Fargo branch in Shrub Oak, Gary Wawrzycki, with support from his district manager.

“At Wells Fargo, we believe that small acts of kindness have a huge impact on everyone they touch. Our Community Connections program is one way that we help support those organizations and causes that are making our communities stronger. We couldn’t be prouder to partner with Support Connection, Inc. as they change people’s lives for the better, said Sandy Menke, Wells Fargo district manager for Northern Westchester.

The funds will be used to help fund Support Connection’s free counseling, support groups, educational programs, and other services for those dealing with breast and ovarian cancer.

Executive Director Katherine Quinn said: “We are extremely grateful to Wells Fargo for their support. We rely on grants and contributions to fulfill our mission. This funding will have a positive impact on many lives.”

Support Connection provides free, confidential support services and programs to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Founded in 1996, Support Connection is based in Yorktown Heights, but through its toll-free hotline and website serves people throughout the country.

Services include: One-on-one peer counseling and support groups, offering women the opportunity to connect with other cancer survivors; ongoing wellness classes; Holistic health workshops; public educational programs; Information and referral services, and a toll-free cancer information and support hotline 1-800-532-4290.

To learn more, visit www.supportconnection.org or call 914-962-6402.

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