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Yorktown's Support Connection Offers Help For Those Battling Cancer

Janine Belsky, a Student Intern, and Michelle DeIeso, Development and Outreach Coordinator at the 2010 Yorktown Support Connection breakfast.
Janine Belsky, a Student Intern, and Michelle DeIeso, Development and Outreach Coordinator at the 2010 Yorktown Support Connection breakfast. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Support Connection

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Yorktown's Support Connection is helping out the local community this November.

The nonprofit organization is providing free, confidential support services for those affected by breast and ovarian cancer starting Nov. 7, according to a press release. Support Connection's groups "focus on topics pertaining to living with cancer through all stages of diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment," according to the release.

The organization is providing several groups in Yorktown, Cortlandt Manor, Chappaqua and by teleconference. The following support groups are scheduled for Westchester, according to the release, in November:

At the Support Connection Office in Yorktown: 1) Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group: First Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. Nov. 7. 2) Breast Cancer Support Group: Fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Nov. 26. 3) Young Women’s Breast Cancer Support Group: For women who have or had breast cancer at a young age. Second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. Nov. 13.

At Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor: Breast Cancer Support Group: Third Monday of the month, Nov.18, at 7 pm

At Yorktown Town Hall: Support Group for Women Living with Recurrence: For women living with recurrence of breast or ovarian cancer, with advanced stage and/or metastasis. Third Friday of the month, Nov.15, at 12:30 pm

At Northern Westchester Hospital in Chappaqua: Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group: First Thursday of the month, Nov 7, at 7 pm

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, Nov. 13, at 8 pm. The Breast Cancer Telephone Group will take place on Tuesday, Nov.19, at 8 p.m.

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