Support groups are open to women facing cancer, as well as their caregivers, friends, spouses or family members who would like to attend. Support groups provide a safe place to share feelings and information that remains confidential. Group facilitators guide women through thoughtful discussion. Surround yourself with women who understand.
Schenectady Area Support Group
Facilitators: Martha McCormick, MS, Ed S, and Carmen Rodriguez
Welcoming breast cancer survivors to join in discussion, Open to anyone in the region
at any stage of treatment or survivorship. English and Spanish Speakers Welcome
Meets Second Tuesday of Most Months from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
Schenectady YWCA, 44 Washington Avenue
Schenectady NY, 12305
Newly Diagnosed/ In Treatment Breast Cancer Support Group
Facilitator: Martha McCormick, MS, Ed S
This long running support group meets monthly. All are welcome to share, listen and support each other on the Breast Cancer journey.
The group meets on the Fourth Thursday of most months from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at 410 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar.
NOTE: Occasionally there are schedule changes. If you are attending for the first time, please call To Life! at 439-5975 or email email@example.com to confirm your meeting date and time.
Saratoga Support Group
Facilitators: Jennifer Baldwin, LMSW and Renee Russell, RT, Program Director
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. Join us and become connected with other women—share your story, listen to others, form new and lasting friendships. Group meetings will include enjoyable activities, both onsite and offsite, as well as guest speakers.
Third Tuesday of Each Month 5:30-6:30pm at the Mollie Wilmot Radiation Oncology Center of Saratoga Hospital 211 Church Street, Saratoga Springs.
Contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stage 4/ Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group
Facilitator: Debra Nosik, LCSW , Martha McCormick MS. EdS
Deb Nosik has facilitated this group for some time now, joined in recent years by Martha McCormick, To Life! Director of Education. Women dealing with advanced cancer have a myriad of medical, psychological, spiritual and social concerns. For some women metastatic cancer develops out of an earlier diagnosis while others may be diagnosed as metastatic right from the beginning. Not everyone wants to participate in a support group, but for many it is an opportunity to share feelings, ask questions, give and receive support in an environment where others are most likely to understand what they are going through.
Sign up or ask questions by contacting the To Life! office at email@example.com
This group meets on the Third Wednesday of most months from 7:30-8:30pm 410 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar. (If you have never attended and wish to join us, please call Martha at 439-5975 so that we can expect you.)
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 in their 40’s or younger. Whether you have just been diagnosed, are still in treatment or are several years out, join us to connect with others. Share resources, ask questions, make new friends and be assured that you are not alone. Find more information at http://www.youngsurvival.org and Tolife.org.
YSC Face2Face Meetup Support Group
For more information: email AlbanyF2FCoordinator@gmail.com or call Martha McCormick at To Life! 439-5975
Look Good Feel Better
Look Good Feel Better is a free nationwide program helping women with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.
Approximately four times yearly, To Life! hosts the program at our office at 410 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar, NY. It is also offered at other locations throughout the Capital Region.
Register for the session through the American Cancer Society