Support Connection’s Walk Supports Those With Breast & Ovarian Cancer

Support Connection’s annual walk to raise help and hope for people fighting breast and ovarian cancer takes place on Sunday, October 3 at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights. The Support-A-Walk is a three-mile walkathon to increase awareness about these devastating diseases, and thousands of people from across the Hudson Valley participate each year—many of them to honor friends and family members who’ve been affected.

Proceeds help fund Support Connection, an organization that provides free, confidential programs and services for people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Support Connection has a toll-free number to help people across the country, as well as Hudson Valley area support groups and in-person programs. Men, women, students, and people of all ages are encouraged to form a Walk Team, collect donations and walk alone, and raise funds online from family, friends and coworkers.

To learn more about the Support-A-Walk for breast and ovarian cancer, and to register or donate, visit supportconnection.org or call 914.9626402.

Westchester Author Raising Funds for Women’s Cancer Services

Cathleen O'Connor, author of "Harriet Takes the Wheel"

Cathleen O’Connor, author of Harriet Takes the Wheel, is leading a movement to take women from frenzy to freedom. In the process, O’Connor intends to raise $5,000 for Support Connection, an organization based in Yorktown Heights that provides free, confidential support services to people across the country who are affected by breast and ovarian cancer. O’Connor says that 20% of her Harriet Takes the Wheel book sales will go directly to Support Connection, which offers such services as peer counselling, support groups, wellness workshops, education and referrals. The organization’s annual Support-A-Walk for Breast and Ovarian Cancer is scheduled for Sunday, October 3, 2010.

O’Connor is also providing a free guided imagery meditation designed to maintain calm and peace in those undergoing chemotherapy. This downloadable 30-minute audio will be given to anyone who requests it. In addition, a webinar entitled “The 7 Powers Every Woman Possesses” will be available for free to anyone who buys the book and donates an additional $15 to Support Connection. During the webinar, O’Connor will share inspiring stories from women across the country who made unexpected life transitions, triumphed over adversity and found their own sense of empowerment.

To purchase Harriet Takes the Wheel: A Fable that goes from Frenzy to Freedom, visit HarrietTakestheWheel.com.

For more info about Cathleen O’Connor, visit cathleenoconnor.com or call 914.432.5038. To learn about the Support Connection and their services, visit supportconnection.org or call 800.532.4290.

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