Support Connection Inc. of Yorktown Heights, NY, which offers free, confidential support services to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer, recently received several grants to help fund their programs. As an independent not-for-profit organization that is not affiliated with any national groups, all of Support Connection’s services and programs are funded by contributions and grants.
Two of the recent grants will help fund Support Connection’s One-on-One Peer Counseling Program. This program provides free, personalized, confidential support and education to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. The professional Peer Counselors on Support Connection’s staff are cancer survivors themselves. Peer Counselors are available 5 days a week, at the Support Connection office and by phone. Peer counseling can be utilized at any time during a person’s journey with cancer, with no limits. It is also available to family members and loved ones.
Sole Ryeders and Friends of Rye, NY approved a two year grant totaling $15,000 to help fund the Peer Counseling program. This is the second time Support Connection has received funds from Sole Ryeders. Founded in 2007, Sole Ryeders & Friends is a community based charitable organization that raises funds to provide financial support to Westchester County based cancer-related programs. To learn more, visit http://soleryeders.org.
The Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, based in Lagrangeville, NY, a gave a $10,000 grant to help fund the Peer Counseling Program for one year. In addition, Miles of Hope gave a grant of $3,818 to help fund a weekly yoga class for women with breast cancer for one year. Miles of Hope has been supporting programs offered by Support Connection since 2004. The Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation is a non-profit 501© (3) public charity established in 2004. Their mission is to provide funding to non-profit organizations for support services and outreach for people affected by breast cancer in the Hudson Valley, NY. They hold fundraising events throughout the year to support their efforts. To learn more, visit http://www.milesofhope.org. Grants from The Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation are facilitated by the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley www.cfhvny.org
Support Connection, Inc., founded in 1996, recently marked their 15th year of service to the community. It is a 501© (3) not-for-profit organization that provides free, confidential support services to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Services include: One-on-one peer counseling; monthly support groups; ongoing wellness classes; holistic health workshops; public educational programs; information and referral services. Support Connection is based in Yorktown Heights, N.Y.; however, through their toll-free info and support hotline they serve people throughout the country. To learn more, visit www.supportconnection.org or call: 914-962-6402 or Toll-Free 800-532-4290. Support Connection Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support: We’ve been there. We care.