Breast Cancer Awareness Month Events Calendar


Wednesday, Oct. 10

Heart Healthy Living Program

Northwell Health Wellness’ Heart Healthy Living Program is a cardiac wellness program available to individuals who have heart disease, risk factors for heart disease, or who have completed a cardiac rehabilitation program. The program consists of six 90-minute weekly sessions in a group setting. Using an integrative approach to heart health, sessions will include nutrition counseling, stress management, exercise training, mindfulness and movement practices and group coaching. The fee is $120.

For more information or to register, call 516-858-3095 or email The Center for Wellness and Integrative Medicine is located at 1500 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn Heights, NY. Space is limited. The following programs are offered on the selected dates:

Week 1: Oct. 10 Select and stock your kitchen
Week 2: Oct. 17 Choose to move
Week 3: Oct. 24 Eat for heart health
Week 4: Oct. 31 Partnerships
Week 5: Nov. 7 Sleep more, stress less, savor life
Week 6: Nov. 14 Permanent steps to heart health

Saturday, Oct. 13


The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) and the Town of Babylon will host an “Alzheimer’s Walk in the Park” fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the AFA/Town of Babylon Respite Care Relief Park in Lindenhurst. Individuals of all ages are invited to take part in the walk to raise Alzheimer’s awareness and show support for local families affected by Alzheimer’s disease. In addition to the walk, there will be health and wellness activities, music, and family entertainment. Free memory and hearing screenings will also be offered. Proceeds from the walk will support local families affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

Registration is $15 per person or $25 per family. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, visit or call 866-232-8484. Respite Care Relief Park is located at 200 E. Sunrise Highway, Lindenhurst.

Thursday, Oct. 18


The support group meeting for brain tumor patients, family members and caregivers will take place from 4 to 5:45 p.m. at Neurological Surgery, P.C. Share feelings, concerns, experiences, ways to cope and more. Tina Sapienza, L.M.S.W., O.S.W-C will facilitate. Light refreshments will be served. Reservations are required as seating is limited. Call Richard Van Allen at 516-442-2250 ext. 110, or email to reserve your seat. Neurological Surgery, P.C. is located at 1991 Marcus Ave., Suite 108 in Lake Success.

Celebration of Survivorship

Award winning journalist Geralyn Lucas, author of Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy, will speak at the annual Celebration of Survivorship evening of the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program. The event, which is free, will be held at Adelphi University’s University Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. and speakers begin at 7 p.m. Light supper will be served and there will be raffles. In addition, the breast cancer organization Kat’s Ribbon of Hope will be honored. Kat’s Ribbon of Hope’s partnership with the Adelphi program supports their mutual goal to provide assistance to women who would otherwise not have access to quality breast cancer treatment. To make a reservation, visit, call 516-877-4325 or email

Sunday, Oct. 21

Nassau County Breast Cancer Walk

American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will occur at Jones Beach State Park at 7:30 a.m. To register for the walk, visit

Sunday, Oct. 28

Suffolk County Breast Cancer Walk

American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will occur at Suffolk County Community College, Eastern Campus at 8:30 a.m. with a 7:30 a.m. registration time. To register for the walk, visit

Saturday, Nov. 10

3-on-3 Basketball Classic

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) will hold its inaugural Basketball Classic at Farmingdale State College from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds raised from the charity basketball tournament will go to fund research toward a cure or more effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Athletes of all ages are welcome to form a team and participate in the tournament. Registration is $25 per player and $75 per team. Children will also be able to participate in an instructional clinic, led by former pro basketball player and Long Island Nets’ head clinician, Demetrius Taylor, to help them develop their fundamental basketball skills. Advanced registration is required.

To register or become a sponsor, visit or call 866-232-8484. Farmingdale State College, Nold Hall is located at 2350 Broadhollow Rd., Farmingdale.


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