Westchester, Rockland Breast Cancer walks and events

Michelle Almonte
Published 8:48 a.m. ET Sept. 28, 2017 | Updated 9:20 a.m. ET Sept. 28, 2017


Thousands gather for the Westchester Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at Manhattanville College Oct. 16, 2016 in Purchase.
Video by Tania Savayan / The Journal News


Oct. 1

2017 Miles of Hope Hudson Valley Community Walk for Breast Cancer. 9 a.m.-noon. James Baird State Park, 14 Maintenance Lane, Pleasant Valley.

Oct. 10, Nov. 14, and Dec. 12

Post-Treatment Cancer Group. This group offers cancer survivors a chance to learn about the late effects of cancer treatment. The program provides the opportunity to share and learn from other participants regardless of their specific cancer diagnosis or course of treatment. The meetings will feature local experts giving presentations related to cancer treatment and survivorship. This fall’s cancer survivorship series will take place on the second Tuesday of each month: 4-5 p.m. Oct. 10, Nov. 14, and Dec. 12. Attendance at each weekly session is strongly advised. NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital Cancer Center Conference Room. Registration: Call 914-644-8844, ext. 103 or email [email protected]

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Oct. 8

27th Annual Blow Away Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk:  Nyack Hospital’s annual event takes place on the grounds of Nyack Hospital. The proceeds  support the programs, services and equipment needs of The Breast Center at Nyack Hospital. Register here or for more information and sponsorship opportunities, contact 845.348.2770 or [email protected].

Oct. 15

American Cancer Society’s 2017 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Registration: 8 a.m.; Walk: 9:30 a.m. Manhattanville College, 2900 Purchase St., Purchase. www.makingstrideswalk.org/westchester.

Oct. 15-16

New York City: Avon Breast Cancer Walk. The Avon Foundation for Women’s two-day, 39-mile walk. The motto: “No matter how far you walk, you’ll crush fear, doubt and breast cancer — one persistent step and donation at a time.” Takes place in New York City over two days. For information and to register, go to www.avon39.org/new-york/

Oct. 27

The Breast Center at Nyack Hospital will offer free breast exams, mammography, and if needed, pelvic exams with PAP tests for women ages 40 and over with no insurance or who are underinsured in Rockland County. Screening will be available from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 27. Robbie Kempner, MD, FACS, surgeon and medical director of Breast and Women’s Health Services along with other breast health professionals will be performing the breast exams. Walk-ins are welcome but registration is strongly recommended. Refreshments will be provided. To register for a free breast screening, call The Breast Center at Nyack Hospital at 845-348-8551; for assistance in Spanish, call 845-348-8582. For information on the Cancer Services Program of the Hudson Valley Region, call 855-277-4482.


Relay for Life events benefiting American Cancer Society are held April through June. Find a walk near you at relayforlife.org.

Know an event that is not listed here? Contact Michelle Almonte at [email protected]

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