Pediatric Caregiver, Adult Cancer Survivor and Adult Caregiver support

  • 4th Angel Mentoring Program/ Cleveland Clinic: The 4th Angel Mentoring Program is a national, free service for patients and caregivers who are matched with trained mentors.  While emphasizing one-on-one contact by phone or email, matches are primarily made based on similar age and cancer experiences (diagnosis, treatment, stage, etc.) to offer unique, personalized peer support.  They serve adult patients, caregivers, and pediatric caregivers.  Contact them at 866-520-3197,, or 

Lung Cancer Patient and Caregiver Support

  • LUNGevity provides peer to peer, free, personalized phone and email support service that matches a lung cancer patient or caregiver with a Lifeline Support Partner. Learn more at

Female Cancer Support

The Verma Foundation

  • The Verma Foundation is a non-profit organization that creates custom cap wigs at no cost for women and children fighting cancer and dealing with the emotional side effect of hair loss.


L.A.N.D. (Living A New Day )

Are you a female cancer survivor ready to take charge of her life again?

Each Moment We're Alive — Living a New Day, a New Norm is a guided program which offers you a step-by-step process, paired with knowledge and skills, to create positive outcomes for living a sustainable future of joy.

Next 8 Week Survivorship Program Begins Monday, September 17 from 6pm – 7:30pm
1999 Westfield Street, West Springfield, MA

Contact Cindy at 413-204-4682 or or visit their website to register.


Surpassing Survival With Beauty 

Free Makeup and Makeovers, Spoiling 50 Female Cancer Survivors with Beauty 

September 30, 2018 from 11:00 am – 3:00pm
Vivid Hair Salon & Spa ~ 99 Elm Street ~ Westfield, MA 

Raffles ~ Beauty Bags ~ Make Up & Make Overs Light Refreshments ~ Support 

As a participant, you will receive your own take home beauty bag (valued at $200) with cosmetics, hair products and coupons, including a customized foundation to match your precise skin tone. Participants will be gifted personalized makeovers. A stylist and photographer will be on hand to complete your experience. 


IMPACT: An Event for Young Adults with Cancer

Saturday, October 13, 2018
Registration begins at 11:30 am 
Event: 12 - 4 pm 
Long Wharf Maritime Center 555 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, CT 
Free parking is available. 

Come connect with other young adult cancer survivors and learn about what’s new in the field of cancer survivorship. Lunch will be provided.

Keynote Speaker: Kate Yglesias Houghton
President and CEO, Critical Mass: The Young Adult Cancer Alliance

Houghton, a professional with more than a decade of experience in federal public policy, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) at 27 years old. As the president of Critical Mass, she is focused on ensuring that the unique needs of Americans diagnosed with cancer between 15 and 39 years of age are fully recognized by decision makers from hospital administrators to policymakers in Washington, DC. 

Registration: Attendance is free. Register at or call 888-700-6543. 
Funded with support from the Yale New Haven Hospital Auxiliary.


Water Fitness for Breast Cancer Survivors

A fun, fun night out, designed to improve mobility, strength, flexibility, and endurance.

October 1, 2018 – January 28, 2019 (Monday) 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
October 4, 2018 – January 31, 2019 (Thursday) 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Elms College Maguire Center, 291 Springfield Street, Chicopee, MA 01013
(413) 265-2313 or (413-786-8051) Deb Pacitti

It will be low impact aerobic water fitness with core strengthening, using water weights and noodles set to music, to increase cardiovascular fitness as well as give flexibility, muscle tone, and range of motion.

Class is free of charge for breast cancer patients & survivors, and is limited to 25 people.

Join breast cancer survivors in various stages of recovery for a fun filled experience.

For questions or to register, please contact:
Debra A. Pacitti, AAAI/ISMA Instructor
99 Cherry Street, Feeding Hills, MA 01030
(413) 786-8051