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Hudson Valley Hospital Hosts Campaign Kick-Off For Cancer Support Walk

Support Connection's Support-A-Walk for breast and ovarian cancer will kick off with a breakfast on Aug. 22.
Support Connection's Support-A-Walk for breast and ovarian cancer will kick off with a breakfast on Aug. 22. Photo Credit: Contributed

CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. – Hudson Valley Hospital Center and the Ashikari Breast Cancer Center is hosting a breakfast at 7:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 22, in the lobby of the Cancer Center, 1978 Crompond Road.

The event will kick off the centers' joint sponsorship of the Support Connection’s annual Support-A-Walk for breast and ovarian cancer, which will be held in October.

The breakfast will also include door prize drawings and offer networking opportunities. Support Connection staff and volunteers will be registering anyone interested in participation in the walk, and answering questions. There will be informational materials about the walk as well, and about methods for fundraising and forming teams.

Support Connection provides many services to breast and ovarian cancer patients on a local and national basis. The organization offers free peer counseling and support groups and further education about the cancer, for patients and their families. This year marks its 20th anniversary.

“We are very excited to host this kick-off rally for Support Connection’s 20th Anniversary Support-A-Walk for Breast and Ovarian Cancer,” Anne Campbell-Maxwell, director of Oncology Services at the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center, said. “Through our partnership with Support Connection, we are able to collaborate to provide vital support services to those dealing with breast and ovarian cancer.”

She added, “We wish them the best on their 20th year serving the community.”

The Support-A-Walk for Breast and Ovarian Cancer will be Oct. 5, rain or shine, at FDR Park, Route 202, Yorktown Heights. Sign up for the walk or form a team online at www.supportconnection.org.

Hudson Valley Hospital Center provides comprehensive medical care to the community through diagnostic treatments, education and preventive services.

For more information, call 914-737-9000 or visit the website at www.hvhc.org.