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Every year the MWCABC Outreach Program is proud to partner with community providers to offer various wellness programs free of charge to its recipients facing a breast cancer diagnosis. The 2024 grants awarded to our partners in support of breast cancer recovery and survivorship are as follows: 

Programs that run January to December:

Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program
✿ Provides transportation and food to needy clients to insure patient compliance with medical treatment.

CancerCare Breast Cancer Services of Long Island
✿ Individual Counseling and Live and Online Support Groups Services
Services are provided to assist individuals affected by breast cancer to cope with and manage the emotional and practical challenges presented by a breast cancer diagnosis, find reliable sources of information about their diagnosis and learn ways to better express their needs to their healthcare team.

Northwell Health
✿ Integrative Therapies at Monter Cancer Center
Provided to patients receiving chemotherapy, helps to lessen the pain of peripheral neuropathies, lower blood pressure, combat depression and reduce anxiety and fatigue.

Breast Cancer Navigation and the Survivorship Program  
A program designed to deliver comprehensive care to breast cancer patients from diagnosis through post treatment survivorship.

Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center (JCC)
Support/Exercise Group
For women with breast and other gynecological cancers, exercise is an effective intervention to improve quality of life and cardiorespiratory fitness.

Programs that run either once a year or several times a year:

Berest Dance Center

✿ Ballet For Recuperation
Improves Neuropathy symptoms. 
Dates: March 10, 17 & 24 at 9:30 am and March 30th on Zoom at 9:30 am

Lean on Me Breast Cancer Network, Inc.
✿ Serenity Wellness Retreat Day
A day designed to introduce women to unique coping strategies they might not have previously used
Date: TBD

Northwell Health
✿ Palliative Care Outreach Program
Funding towards a travel grant to attend an in-person national palliative care conference scheduled to be held in Phoenix, Arizona, that will advance the professional development of staff and enhance the care of their patients.
Date: March 20-23, 2024

Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center (JCC)
✿ Relax, Renew & Restore Retreat
A retreat designed to give breast/gynecologic cancer survivors and their caregivers a "vacation from cancer", even if it's for a brief few hours.
Date: TBD

Strength for Life
✿ Strength for Life Weekend Wellness Retreat
A retreat designed to help cancer patients and survivors improve their daily functional activities, quality of life & self esteem.
Dates: August 17th - 18th & December 14th - 15th

The Cancer Institute at St. Francis Hospital
✿ The Picture of Health - Art Therapy Program for Cancer Patients and Caregivers
Helps to decrease anxiety, promote relaxation and express emotions.
Dates: TBD

✿ Journaling Club - A Program for Cancer Patients and Caregivers
Group and individual sessions to explore themes related to resilience, healing & restorative experiences.
Dates: TBD

✿ Gardening Club - A Program for Cancer Patients and Caregivers
Exploring the curative benefits of nature with both on site and take home gardening activities for their patients.
Dates: TBD

Nutrition and Cooking Programs
Cooking is therapeutic and a great way for patients and caregivers to gain a sense of control during an unsettled time.
Dates: TBD


Please see our EVENT CALENDAR for a full list of our Outreach Wellness Programs along with our partners' programming relevant to our mission. 

STRENGTH FOR LIFE NY

Monday, April 22, 2024

Free Exercise Classes on Mondays

NYU Langone Mineola
4:15pm - 5:15pm
5:15pm - 6:30pm

Northwell Zuckerberg Cancer Center Lakeville
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Strength For Life offers free weekly exercise classes for cancer patients, survivors and thrivers. Classes are open to all who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer regardless of treatment status and are appropriate for all fitness levels.

From your desktop use the link below to register.

https://strengthforlifeny.org/inperson-exercise-classes/

Hybrid Breast Reconstruction

Thursday, April 25, 2024
6:30 pm7:30 pm
“The Best of Both Worlds”. An Innovative Approach for Women of All Sizes

Hybrid Breast Reconstruction: “The Best of Both Worlds”. An Innovative Approach for Women of All Sizes.

This month’s webinar series we will be discussing Hybrid Breast Reconstruction, “The Best of Both Worlds” presented by Dr. Mark Smith. Please join us to learn more about this innovative approach in breast reconstruction.

Thursday, April 25th from 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Here is the zoom link to register:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkf-CqqDItHteF598XARm-zVvbiOYWnbfp

STRENGTH FOR LIFE NY

Monday, April 29, 2024

Free Exercise Classes on Mondays

NYU Langone Mineola
4:15pm - 5:15pm
5:15pm - 6:30pm

Northwell Zuckerberg Cancer Center Lakeville
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Strength For Life offers free weekly exercise classes for cancer patients, survivors and thrivers. Classes are open to all who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer regardless of treatment status and are appropriate for all fitness levels.

From your desktop use the link below to register.

https://strengthforlifeny.org/inperson-exercise-classes/

STRENGTH FOR LIFE NY

Monday, May 6, 2024

Free Exercise Classes on Mondays

NYU Langone Mineola
4:15pm - 5:15pm
5:15pm - 6:30pm

Northwell Zuckerberg Cancer Center Lakeville
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Strength For Life offers free weekly exercise classes for cancer patients, survivors and thrivers. Classes are open to all who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer regardless of treatment status and are appropriate for all fitness levels.

From your desktop use the link below to register.

https://strengthforlifeny.org/inperson-exercise-classes/

YOGA FOR CANCER

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
2:00 pm

Join Sharsheret for the kick-off to a 6 class weekly zoom series, to relax and feel rejuvenated through movement This yoga series is catered to those affected by cancer and led by yoga teacher and coach Emily Elizabeth Steinberg. Health and wellness is important for anyone, especially those facing cancer. These classes will help you bring awareness to your own body. If you have a mat or towel, along with 2 to 4 yoga blocks, this can help the practice.

Wednesdays: 5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28, 7/5 & 7/12

4-Week Creative Arts Workshop

Thursday, May 9, 2024
10:00 am11:00 am

4-Week Creative Arts Workshop
Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
April 13, April 20, April 27, May 4, 2023

This online workshop will accommodate only 20 members.
You must register by March 31, 2023 to attend this workshop.
All members must commit to attending the entire 4-week workshop.

REGISTRATION
call Angela M. Papalia, LMSW at (516) 877-4329
or email apapalia@adelphi.edu

Our (4) week creative arts workshops empower participants to express themselves using art. This therapeutic program offers a safe place to communicate your thoughts, feelings, concerns, problems, hopes and dreams. Our professional staff will guide you through different exercises and discussions helping you to find ways to gain personal insight and develop new coping skills. Our Spring Into Wellness workshop will focus on the importance of taking care of yourself and making positive changes to your lifestyle to promote health and well-being.

All four of our sessions will start with a relaxation/breathing exercise. We will then complete several creative projects focusing on wellness. Wellness includes our physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and environmental health that contribute to our overall wellbeing. Learn how to incorporate healthy habits on a daily basis to attain better physical and mental health outcomes, so that instead of just surviving, you’re thriving.

WORKSHOP REQUIREMENTS:
Participants will need computer access with a camera, microphone, and internet.

Each participant will receive a package in the mail containing:
A printed packet outlining each session;
Printed sheets needed for activities;
The zoom link for the workshop;
Art Supplies
*Some additional supplies will be needed. These are everyday items you may already have at home. Your packet will list everything needed for each session.

This workshop will be facilitated by Angela M. Papalia, LMSW, Assistant Director for the Adelphi Breast Cancer Program along with Kimberly Newman, BFA, Communications and Marketing Coordinator for the Adelphi Breast Cancer Program.

All groups are free but registration is required.

For information, questions and to register,
call Angela M. Papalia, LMSW at (516) 877-4329
or email apapalia@adelphi.edu

breast-cancer.adelphi.edu

LI OVARIAN CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

Saturday, May 11, 2024
10:30 am12:00 pm

SHARE is a national nonprofit that supports, educates, and empowers anyone who has been diagnosed with women’s cancers, and provides outreach to the general public about signs and symptoms. All of their services are free.

SHARE’s ovarian cancer support groups welcome women who have been diagnosed with ovarian or any other gynecologic cancer. Facilitated by long-term ovarian cancer survivors, their groups offer safe surroundings to share thoughts, emotions, and information.

Support Groups will be held on the following Saturdays, 10:30am-12pm ET:

STRENGTH FOR LIFE NY

Monday, May 13, 2024

Free Exercise Classes on Mondays

NYU Langone Mineola
4:15pm - 5:15pm
5:15pm - 6:30pm

Northwell Zuckerberg Cancer Center Lakeville
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Strength For Life offers free weekly exercise classes for cancer patients, survivors and thrivers. Classes are open to all who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer regardless of treatment status and are appropriate for all fitness levels.

From your desktop use the link below to register.

https://strengthforlifeny.org/inperson-exercise-classes/

STRENGTH FOR LIFE NY

Monday, May 20, 2024

Free Exercise Classes on Mondays

NYU Langone Mineola
4:15pm - 5:15pm
5:15pm - 6:30pm

Northwell Zuckerberg Cancer Center Lakeville
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Strength For Life offers free weekly exercise classes for cancer patients, survivors and thrivers. Classes are open to all who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer regardless of treatment status and are appropriate for all fitness levels.

From your desktop use the link below to register.

https://strengthforlifeny.org/inperson-exercise-classes/

STRENGTH FOR LIFE NY

Monday, May 27, 2024

Free Exercise Classes on Mondays

NYU Langone Mineola
4:15pm - 5:15pm
5:15pm - 6:30pm

Northwell Zuckerberg Cancer Center Lakeville
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Strength For Life offers free weekly exercise classes for cancer patients, survivors and thrivers. Classes are open to all who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer regardless of treatment status and are appropriate for all fitness levels.

From your desktop use the link below to register.

https://strengthforlifeny.org/inperson-exercise-classes/

STRENGTH FOR LIFE NY

Monday, June 3, 2024

Free Exercise Classes on Mondays

NYU Langone Mineola
4:15pm - 5:15pm
5:15pm - 6:30pm

Northwell Zuckerberg Cancer Center Lakeville
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Strength For Life offers free weekly exercise classes for cancer patients, survivors and thrivers. Classes are open to all who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer regardless of treatment status and are appropriate for all fitness levels.

From your desktop use the link below to register.

https://strengthforlifeny.org/inperson-exercise-classes/

4-Week Creative Arts Workshop

Thursday, June 6, 2024
10:00 am11:00 am

4-Week Creative Arts Workshop
Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
April 13, April 20, April 27, May 4, 2023

This online workshop will accommodate only 20 members.
You must register by March 31, 2023 to attend this workshop.
All members must commit to attending the entire 4-week workshop.

REGISTRATION
call Angela M. Papalia, LMSW at (516) 877-4329
or email apapalia@adelphi.edu

Our (4) week creative arts workshops empower participants to express themselves using art. This therapeutic program offers a safe place to communicate your thoughts, feelings, concerns, problems, hopes and dreams. Our professional staff will guide you through different exercises and discussions helping you to find ways to gain personal insight and develop new coping skills. Our Spring Into Wellness workshop will focus on the importance of taking care of yourself and making positive changes to your lifestyle to promote health and well-being.

All four of our sessions will start with a relaxation/breathing exercise. We will then complete several creative projects focusing on wellness. Wellness includes our physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and environmental health that contribute to our overall wellbeing. Learn how to incorporate healthy habits on a daily basis to attain better physical and mental health outcomes, so that instead of just surviving, you’re thriving.

WORKSHOP REQUIREMENTS:
Participants will need computer access with a camera, microphone, and internet.

Each participant will receive a package in the mail containing:
A printed packet outlining each session;
Printed sheets needed for activities;
The zoom link for the workshop;
Art Supplies
*Some additional supplies will be needed. These are everyday items you may already have at home. Your packet will list everything needed for each session.

This workshop will be facilitated by Angela M. Papalia, LMSW, Assistant Director for the Adelphi Breast Cancer Program along with Kimberly Newman, BFA, Communications and Marketing Coordinator for the Adelphi Breast Cancer Program.

All groups are free but registration is required.

For information, questions and to register,
call Angela M. Papalia, LMSW at (516) 877-4329
or email apapalia@adelphi.edu

breast-cancer.adelphi.edu

LI OVARIAN CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

Saturday, June 8, 2024
10:30 am12:00 pm

SHARE is a national nonprofit that supports, educates, and empowers anyone who has been diagnosed with women’s cancers, and provides outreach to the general public about signs and symptoms. All of their services are free.

SHARE’s ovarian cancer support groups welcome women who have been diagnosed with ovarian or any other gynecologic cancer. Facilitated by long-term ovarian cancer survivors, their groups offer safe surroundings to share thoughts, emotions, and information.

Support Groups will be held on the following Saturdays, 10:30am-12pm ET:

STRENGTH FOR LIFE NY

Monday, June 10, 2024

Free Exercise Classes on Mondays

NYU Langone Mineola
4:15pm - 5:15pm
5:15pm - 6:30pm

Northwell Zuckerberg Cancer Center Lakeville
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Strength For Life offers free weekly exercise classes for cancer patients, survivors and thrivers. Classes are open to all who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer regardless of treatment status and are appropriate for all fitness levels.

From your desktop use the link below to register.

https://strengthforlifeny.org/inperson-exercise-classes/

STRENGTH FOR LIFE NY

Monday, June 17, 2024

Free Exercise Classes on Mondays

NYU Langone Mineola
4:15pm - 5:15pm
5:15pm - 6:30pm

Northwell Zuckerberg Cancer Center Lakeville
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Strength For Life offers free weekly exercise classes for cancer patients, survivors and thrivers. Classes are open to all who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer regardless of treatment status and are appropriate for all fitness levels.

From your desktop use the link below to register.

https://strengthforlifeny.org/inperson-exercise-classes/

STRENGTH FOR LIFE NY

Monday, June 24, 2024

Free Exercise Classes on Mondays

NYU Langone Mineola
4:15pm - 5:15pm
5:15pm - 6:30pm

Northwell Zuckerberg Cancer Center Lakeville
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Strength For Life offers free weekly exercise classes for cancer patients, survivors and thrivers. Classes are open to all who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer regardless of treatment status and are appropriate for all fitness levels.

From your desktop use the link below to register.

https://strengthforlifeny.org/inperson-exercise-classes/

YOGA FOR CANCER

Wednesday, June 26, 2024
2:00 pm

Join Sharsheret for the kick-off to a 6 class weekly zoom series, to relax and feel rejuvenated through movement This yoga series is catered to those affected by cancer and led by yoga teacher and coach Emily Elizabeth Steinberg. Health and wellness is important for anyone, especially those facing cancer. These classes will help you bring awareness to your own body. If you have a mat or towel, along with 2 to 4 yoga blocks, this can help the practice.

Wednesdays: 5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28, 7/5 & 7/12

STRENGTH FOR LIFE NY

Monday, July 1, 2024

Free Exercise Classes on Mondays

NYU Langone Mineola
4:15pm - 5:15pm
5:15pm - 6:30pm

Northwell Zuckerberg Cancer Center Lakeville
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Strength For Life offers free weekly exercise classes for cancer patients, survivors and thrivers. Classes are open to all who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer regardless of treatment status and are appropriate for all fitness levels.

From your desktop use the link below to register.

https://strengthforlifeny.org/inperson-exercise-classes/

4-Week Creative Arts Workshop

Thursday, July 4, 2024
10:00 am11:00 am

4-Week Creative Arts Workshop
Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
April 13, April 20, April 27, May 4, 2023

This online workshop will accommodate only 20 members.
You must register by March 31, 2023 to attend this workshop.
All members must commit to attending the entire 4-week workshop.

REGISTRATION
call Angela M. Papalia, LMSW at (516) 877-4329
or email apapalia@adelphi.edu

Our (4) week creative arts workshops empower participants to express themselves using art. This therapeutic program offers a safe place to communicate your thoughts, feelings, concerns, problems, hopes and dreams. Our professional staff will guide you through different exercises and discussions helping you to find ways to gain personal insight and develop new coping skills. Our Spring Into Wellness workshop will focus on the importance of taking care of yourself and making positive changes to your lifestyle to promote health and well-being.

All four of our sessions will start with a relaxation/breathing exercise. We will then complete several creative projects focusing on wellness. Wellness includes our physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and environmental health that contribute to our overall wellbeing. Learn how to incorporate healthy habits on a daily basis to attain better physical and mental health outcomes, so that instead of just surviving, you’re thriving.

WORKSHOP REQUIREMENTS:
Participants will need computer access with a camera, microphone, and internet.

Each participant will receive a package in the mail containing:
A printed packet outlining each session;
Printed sheets needed for activities;
The zoom link for the workshop;
Art Supplies
*Some additional supplies will be needed. These are everyday items you may already have at home. Your packet will list everything needed for each session.

This workshop will be facilitated by Angela M. Papalia, LMSW, Assistant Director for the Adelphi Breast Cancer Program along with Kimberly Newman, BFA, Communications and Marketing Coordinator for the Adelphi Breast Cancer Program.

All groups are free but registration is required.

For information, questions and to register,
call Angela M. Papalia, LMSW at (516) 877-4329
or email apapalia@adelphi.edu

breast-cancer.adelphi.edu

STRENGTH FOR LIFE NY

Monday, July 8, 2024

Free Exercise Classes on Mondays

NYU Langone Mineola
4:15pm - 5:15pm
5:15pm - 6:30pm

Northwell Zuckerberg Cancer Center Lakeville
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Strength For Life offers free weekly exercise classes for cancer patients, survivors and thrivers. Classes are open to all who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer regardless of treatment status and are appropriate for all fitness levels.

From your desktop use the link below to register.

https://strengthforlifeny.org/inperson-exercise-classes/

STRENGTH FOR LIFE NY

Monday, July 15, 2024

Free Exercise Classes on Mondays

NYU Langone Mineola
4:15pm - 5:15pm
5:15pm - 6:30pm

Northwell Zuckerberg Cancer Center Lakeville
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Strength For Life offers free weekly exercise classes for cancer patients, survivors and thrivers. Classes are open to all who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer regardless of treatment status and are appropriate for all fitness levels.

From your desktop use the link below to register.

https://strengthforlifeny.org/inperson-exercise-classes/

STRENGTH FOR LIFE NY

Monday, July 22, 2024

Free Exercise Classes on Mondays

NYU Langone Mineola
4:15pm - 5:15pm
5:15pm - 6:30pm

Northwell Zuckerberg Cancer Center Lakeville
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Strength For Life offers free weekly exercise classes for cancer patients, survivors and thrivers. Classes are open to all who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer regardless of treatment status and are appropriate for all fitness levels.

From your desktop use the link below to register.

https://strengthforlifeny.org/inperson-exercise-classes/

STRENGTH FOR LIFE NY

Monday, July 29, 2024

Free Exercise Classes on Mondays

NYU Langone Mineola
4:15pm - 5:15pm
5:15pm - 6:30pm

Northwell Zuckerberg Cancer Center Lakeville
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Strength For Life offers free weekly exercise classes for cancer patients, survivors and thrivers. Classes are open to all who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer regardless of treatment status and are appropriate for all fitness levels.

From your desktop use the link below to register.

https://strengthforlifeny.org/inperson-exercise-classes/

4-Week Creative Arts Workshop

Thursday, August 1, 2024
10:00 am11:00 am

4-Week Creative Arts Workshop
Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
April 13, April 20, April 27, May 4, 2023

This online workshop will accommodate only 20 members.
You must register by March 31, 2023 to attend this workshop.
All members must commit to attending the entire 4-week workshop.

REGISTRATION
call Angela M. Papalia, LMSW at (516) 877-4329
or email apapalia@adelphi.edu

Our (4) week creative arts workshops empower participants to express themselves using art. This therapeutic program offers a safe place to communicate your thoughts, feelings, concerns, problems, hopes and dreams. Our professional staff will guide you through different exercises and discussions helping you to find ways to gain personal insight and develop new coping skills. Our Spring Into Wellness workshop will focus on the importance of taking care of yourself and making positive changes to your lifestyle to promote health and well-being.

All four of our sessions will start with a relaxation/breathing exercise. We will then complete several creative projects focusing on wellness. Wellness includes our physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and environmental health that contribute to our overall wellbeing. Learn how to incorporate healthy habits on a daily basis to attain better physical and mental health outcomes, so that instead of just surviving, you’re thriving.

WORKSHOP REQUIREMENTS:
Participants will need computer access with a camera, microphone, and internet.

Each participant will receive a package in the mail containing:
A printed packet outlining each session;
Printed sheets needed for activities;
The zoom link for the workshop;
Art Supplies
*Some additional supplies will be needed. These are everyday items you may already have at home. Your packet will list everything needed for each session.

This workshop will be facilitated by Angela M. Papalia, LMSW, Assistant Director for the Adelphi Breast Cancer Program along with Kimberly Newman, BFA, Communications and Marketing Coordinator for the Adelphi Breast Cancer Program.

All groups are free but registration is required.

For information, questions and to register,
call Angela M. Papalia, LMSW at (516) 877-4329
or email apapalia@adelphi.edu

breast-cancer.adelphi.edu

STRENGTH FOR LIFE NY

Monday, August 5, 2024

Free Exercise Classes on Mondays

NYU Langone Mineola
4:15pm - 5:15pm
5:15pm - 6:30pm

Northwell Zuckerberg Cancer Center Lakeville
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Strength For Life offers free weekly exercise classes for cancer patients, survivors and thrivers. Classes are open to all who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer regardless of treatment status and are appropriate for all fitness levels.

From your desktop use the link below to register.

https://strengthforlifeny.org/inperson-exercise-classes/