3297 Walden Avenue, Depew, New York 14043 716-706-0060 bcnwny.org
The Breast Cancer Network of Western New York is an organization of women working together to change the breast cancer story in our community. Our mission is to provide education, advocacy, support and networking for people affected by breast cancer. All our programs and services are FREE.
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY serves breast cancer survivors throughout the Western New York Area. We provide advocacy, education, networking opportunities and support to the survivor population. We currently have 295 members. All our programs and services are free of charge and are open to anyone who is a breast cancer survivor in our region. We attract 50 or more survivors to each of our educational programs and 225 survivors to our Education Day each November.
Monthly Membership Meeting
Held the second Tuesday of every month from September to July with 8 Educational programs and 3 Social events. Educational programs start with a light snack at 6 P.M. followed by a speaker. Peer Support Group follows at 8 P.M.
Each year we hold a one day retreat at our building. Participants are able to get a 5 minute massage, zumba, participate in an art project, group drumming, meditation and other relaxation activities.
A professionally led open support group meets the second Tuesday of the month at 8 P.M. following the monthly meeting, Call 716-706-0060 for more information.
Metastatic Therapy Group meets every other Tuesday from N00n-1:20 P.M. Call Chris Bylewski, LMSW and Psychotherapist at 716-565-2092 to participate.
Young Survivors Group meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7 P.M. Call Chris Bylewski , LMSW at 716-565-2092 to participate.
Annual Education Day First Saturday in November
Each fall the Breast Cancer Network of Western New York, BCNWNY, sponsors a breast cancer Education Day. The program includes a keynote speaker, a panel of experts in topics of concern to survivors, a survivor story, vendors, breakfast and lunch. A registration fee is charged.
Quality of Life Activities
These activities are another form of support offered to members. New skills are learned and new friendships acquired. Classes accommodate all level of ability and offer a relaxed informal atmosphere where survivors can network and share information.
- Jewelry Making
- Healthful Cooking
- Tai Chi