Monthly Newsletter

Newsletter – February, 2016

ADELPHI NY STATEWIDE
BREAST CANCER HOTLINE & SUPPORT PROGRAM
800.877.8077

We are here for you. STAY CONNECTED.


 breast-cancer.adelphi.edu
One South Avenue, P.O. Box 701 • Garden City, NY 11530
Offices: 516.877.4320 • Fax: 516.877.4336 • email: breastcancerhotline@adelphi.edu

 

HELP SUPPORT OUR PROGRAM

Your contributions are essential.
The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program is working hard to educate, support, empower and advocate for breast cancer patients, professionals and the community and we need your help. Please click here to donate today to support our program.


WINTER 2016 BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUPS

The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program offers new on-going support groups.

WEEKLY GROUPS

General
Monday,
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Women who have had breast cancer will have the opportunity to meet in this group.
 
Caregivers of People with Breast Cancer
Monday, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Any person who is experiencing the stress and anxiety of caring for a loved one with breast cancer should attend this group.
 
Young Women 40 and Under
Tuesday,
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
This support group will focus on the unique needs and concerns of women under 40 who are diagnosed with breast cancer.
 
Newly Diagnosed
Friday 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
When a person first hears they are diagnosed with breast cancer they have a million questions, fears, and are looking for support.
 
BI-WEEKLY GROUPS
 
Women with Metastatic Disease
1st and 3rd Thursday of the Month
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Meet with other women who are surviving metastatic breast cancer.
 
 
MONTHLY GROUP

Knit and Chat
Last Wednesday of the Month
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Spend time working on a project while chatting with other breast cancer survivors. Bring your knitting or crochet project or make a scarf to donate to someone currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

 

All groups will meet at the Adelphi School of Social Work in Garden City.
A Virtual Support Group, Support Group for Men with Breast Cancer and BRCA+ Support Group is available upon request.

For information, questions, or to join a support group, call Erin Nau, LCSW, Counseling & Education Coordinator at 516-877-4314 or enau@adelphi.edu.

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All services are free and confidential.
These support groups are for ALL SURVIVORS.
 
Our 2016 support groups are sponsored by the Alpern Family Foundation

UPCOMING FORUMS IN 2016

March 16, 2016 
Cancer and Careers Forum
Find out how cancer impacts your employment

Speaker:
Christine Brennan
Associate Director of Programs, Cancer and Careers

For more information on this forum and to register, please click here or call us at (516.877.4325).

If you were unable to join us for any of our forums, please click here to watch the videos of the events.

 


EXCITING NEW PET SCAN STUDY FOR BREAST CANCER

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Patients need to be postmenopausal, have a recent diagnosis of breast cancer,
have NOT yet had surgery, and to be naive to systemic therapies.
The commitment is a single 8-9 hour day. A limo will drive the patient to and

from the City (the Cornell PET facility on East 70th street or so) with door to door service. She will undergo 2 PET scans with radiolabelled vorozole (our aromatase inhibitor), before and after a dose of unlabelled oral letrozole (Femara).
Lunch is provided and she may bring a companion for the day.
She receives $200 compensation for her time. If interested,
please call (631) 632-6245 for more information.


 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL OF OUR WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS WHO WILL BE CELEBRATING IN FEBRUARY

Kristine D.
Randee C.
Susan W.
Betty P.
Merna S.

STAY CONNECTED TO US!!!

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!
We would like to continue Foodie Fridays on our facebook page. We are asking that you e-mail us recipes you would like to see posted online. Please e-mail them to knewman@adelphi.edu
 

Reasons why you should connect to us on social media.

  • See photos of our wonderful volunteers at our outreach events
  • Stay up-to-date on events, forums and support groups
  • Read news articles and new study’s on breast cancer
  • Read inspiring stories from our volunteers
  • If you miss an event see videos of our speakers
  • See the wonderful people and businesses that support us
    and more…
 

SISTERS UNITED IN HEALTH

WE CAN…
  • Help you get a free or low-cost mammogram
    REGARDLESS OF YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE OR
    IMMIGRATION STATUS.
  • Answer your breast health and breast cancer questions and provide educational materials.
  • Provide breast health workshops at no cost.
    Available in English and Spanish.
Sisters United in Health now has their own Facebook page.
 

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

  1. LI2Day Walk – June 11, 2016
  2. Cancer and Careers Forum – March 16, 2016
  3. Creative Cups 2017 – March 16, 2017

 

 

 
 
 

For further information, please contact:

Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program
p – 516.877.4320
e – breastcancerhotline@adelphi.edu

Support Hotline: 800.877.8077

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