Cancer Community Resources

When you're diagnosed with breast cancer, it can be healing to connect with women who have shared in your experiences. The Western New York organizations below can introduce you to other women who have had a breast cancer diagnosis.

Free Exercise and Paddling Program

The Hope Chest Dragon Boat Team is a support group for breast cancer survivors that offers the opportunity to participate in free exercise classes and, if interested, as part of a dragon boat team. No experience is necessary to participate.

Hope Chest's free specialized exercise classes for breast cancer survivors are offered year-round at a variety of times and locations. The classes are open to survivors of all abilities. Visit the Hope Chest website for more information.

Support Group Meetings & Classes

Breast Cancer Network of Western New York

All are welcome to attend monthly meetings by the Breast Cancer Network of Western New York. The Breast Cancer Network also offers classes for survivors, social activities and a lending library.

Life Transitions Center, Inc. (Buffalo)

Life Transitions Center assists anyone touched by serious illness by providing support, education, counseling, wellness activities and social/networking events.

Oak Orchard Health (Albion)

Please call Kathy Williams at (585) 638-0606 for information about Oak Orchard Health's support groups.

WCA Hospital

The WCA Hospital offers support groups for women diagnosed with breast cancer. The groups meet in Jamestown and Dunkirk. Click here for more information.

Wellness Retreats 

Renewal retreats at the Sisterhood Wellness Center give you the opportunity to relax and meet women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.