COVID-19 Update: To Life! continues to support during COVID-19. Our support group services have shifted from in-person meetings to virtual gatherings. Please contact To Life! by calling 518-439-5975 to connect. We are here for you.
To Life! provides group support and one-on-one for individuals facing breast cancer. To Life! also offers peer mentoring and wellness programs.
Support groups provide a safe place to share feelings and information that remains confidential. Group facilitators guide women through thoughtful discussion. To Life! offers support groups for women newly diagnosed and in treatment, women diagnosed in their 40s or younger, and women with metastatic breast cancer, as well as a bilingual support group (Spanish and English) in Amsterdam, NY. Please call our Support Services Manager at 518-439-5975 to connect with a support group. Surround yourself with women who understand.
Newly Diagnosed/ In Treatment Breast Cancer Support Group
Meets on the Fourth Thursday of most months from 6:00 – 7:30 pm online.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-439-5975 to learn more about the group and to join.
Positively Living Support Group
Meets Third Tuesday of most months from 6:00 - 7:00 pm online.
Email Eileen at email@example.com to connect with this group.
Bilingual Breast Cancer Support Group
Facilitators: Carmen Rodriguez
Welcoming Spanish and English speaking breast cancer survivors to join in discussion. Open to anyone in the region at any stage of treatment or survivorship.
Grupo de apoyo bilingüe para el cáncer de mama
Facilitadores: Carmen Rodríguez
Damos la bienvenida a sobrevivientes de cáncer de mama de habla hispana e inglesa para que se unan a la discusión. Abierto a cualquier persona de la región en cualquier etapa de tratamiento o supervivencia.
Se reúne el segundo martes de la mayoría de los meses, de 6:30 pm a 7:30 pm.
Póngase en contacto con Carmen en firstname.lastname@example.org para obtener más información sobre el grupo y unirse.
Saratoga Support Group
Facilitator: Jean Malone
To Life!, in partnership with the Mollie Wilmot Radiation Oncology Center of Saratoga Hospital, continues to offer a monthly support group for women affected by breast cancer, as well as interested family members/caregivers.
Meets Third Tuesday of Each Month 5:30-6:30pm online.
Contact Jean at email@example.com to learn more and to join.
MetaThriver Support Group
Facilitators: Debra Nosik, LCSW, and Martha McCormick, MS, EdS
This support group provides the opportunity for women with recurrrent and metastatic breast cancer to receive and give support.
Meets on the Third Wednesday of most months from 6:30 - 7:30 pm online.
Contact Martha McCormick at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the group and to join.
Young Survival Coalition (YSC)/To Life! Collaborative Support Group
To Life! partners with the Young Survival Coalition (YSC) to support younger women dealing with breast cancer. YSC develops networks designed for breast cancer survivors diagnosed at age 40 or younger. Whether you have just been diagnosed, are still in treatment or are several years out, join us to connect with others. Find more information at http://www.youngsurvival.org or please contact To Life! at 518-439-5975 or email@example.com to be connected with this group.
YSC Face2Face Meetup Support Group
Funding for the support group program is made possible in part by the NYS Department of Health and The Review Foundation. The views expressed by facilitators do not necessarily reflect the views of our contributors or the official policies of the State of NY.
Here are some additional breast cancer support and networking groups in the Capital Region:
American Cancer Society Hope Club - 518-220-6960
Nancy B. Clemente Cancer Fund - Thrivers Connection - 518-858-3738
Hope in the Boat - a dragon boat team in the Capital Region made up of breast cancer survivors (www.hopeintheboat.org)
St. Mary's Cancer Treatment Center - Integrative Wellness Programs provided by St. Peter's Health Partners - call 518-268-5060
To Life! offers wellness classes that focus on: nutrition, mindfulness, exercise, art therapy and more. Check our Calendar of Events and Facebook page for current offerings hosted by To Life! For additional community and online wellness services click HERE.
For women who have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer, To Life! offers the opportunity to connect with and receive individual guidance from a long-term breast cancer survivor – a mentor. Please call our Support Services Manager at 518-439-5975 to further discuss these services.
If you or someone you know needs support during and after cancer treatment, there are many wonderful resources. Click HERE for more information.