Health & Wellness

Press Releases

The Connection Thinks Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

09c6b01390b4d7da5d39_think_pink_staff915RGB.jpg
The Connection staff shows their support for the fight against cancer this month and all year long.
09c6b01390b4d7da5d39_think_pink_staff915RGB.jpg

The Connection for Women and Families “Thinks Pink” for Breast Cancer Awareness during the month of October and year-round.

Pathways, a program of The Connection for Women and Families, began by offering professionally-led support groups to women with breast cancer as well as educational events, and has evolved over the years to providing services to women with any cancer diagnosis.  In addition to support groups, current activities include wellness programs, such as Gentle Yoga, SisterStrong, and Team SOS Dragon Boat team; and educational programs, such as informative nutrition classes. 

Pathways also offers unique programs serving the community such as Pathways Cooks, which prepares and delivers meals to women in treatment, and the unique Women’s Cancer Teaching Project, where trained breast and gynecological cancer survivors have spoken to over 4,500 healthcare professionals and students with the goal of enhancing patient-centered, humanistic healthcare.  The Project empowers cancer survivors by knowing that sharing their journeys enlightens others. The Pathways Financial Assistance Fund assists women experiencing financial duress during their treatment by helping them pay for a medical bill or desperately needed screening or purchase a wig or prosthesis.

Sign Up for E-News

The Pathways mission has remained the same over the years…providing community-based services, free of charge, to women with a history of cancer, and creating a community in which shared experiences lead to personal growth and healing.  The variety of programs offered by Pathways make it easy for every woman to feel at home, regardless of their diagnosis and no matter where they find themselves in their cancer journey. 

Help keep these programs and support groups free to all local survivors. Pathways relies on donations to run free wellness programs to help women recover from their rigorous treatment and support groups to connect them with others who have shared the same journey.

Lesley Andrews, Pathways Director says, “Like so many other women, Pathways supported me through the most challenging time in my life.  When I was diagnosed with breast cancer 12 years ago, a Pathways breast cancer survivor support group was there during every step of my journey: through surgeries, chemotherapy and the pursuit of my dream of having children, despite cancer (I now have three!). When I was back on my feet, my participation in the Pathways Women’s Cancer Teaching Project gave me such a sense of empowerment and fulfillment.”  

“We may be small fish in a large sea, but your donation is what makes it possible for us to have a huge impact on women who call, needing the kind of support only Pathways offers”, continues Andrews,  “The needs are so many, and our resources so limited. Please make a donation today, knowing with confidence that your money is directly impacting those who need your help the most”.

For more information about Pathways call Lesley Andrews @ 908-273-4242 ext 154 or visit our website at www.TheConnectionOnline.org

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

New Providence

New Jersey Youth Symphony Announces 2018 Summer Camps

February 20, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE—The New Jersey Youth Symphony announced today that it will hold two summer camps, Orchestral Camp from June 24 until July 7 and Junior Winds Camp from July 30 until August 3, at 570 Central Avenue in New Providence. Campers can take advantage of a 5% tuition discount by registering before the Early Registration deadline on June 1, 2018. For more information visit ...

Mike Zuko at Salem Roadhouse Cafe

Raised on a diet of The Beatles, Buddy Holly and The Doors, Michael Zuko was exposed first hand to the thrilling music of the legendary 70s NYC club scene. Zuko and the band show a skilled singer-songwriter who is backed by solid musical talent, bringing original, fresh and intelligent lyrics to the stage. A true entertainer, Mike engages the audience fully and leaves them wanting more. Mike and ...

German Language School of Morris County Raises $1,000 for Market Street Mission

February, the month of all things red and romantic with red, hearts, roses, and chocolates, is also a time to show our love of friends and community. Students from the German Language School of Morris County (www.njlearnsgerman.org and www.glsmc.org), took that lesson to heart and raised $1,000 for The Market Street Mission (www.marketstreet.org), a Morristown haven for the needy for more than ...

Kick Off for the Relay for Life of Berkeley Heights, Mountainside, New Providence & Summit 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - There will be a Kick Off for Relay for Life on Thursday, March 1st. It will be held at the Gov. Livingston High School Cafeteria at 7pm.  The theme of Kick Off is Back TO GL - we envision a future that is cancer free. Everything you need to know about Relay for Life will be presented in an interactive setting. Relay ...

Home for Good Dog Rescue's Annual "Taste of Italy" Dinner & Tricky Tray

For the ninth consecutive year, Home for Good Dog Rescue's "Taste of Italy" Spaghetti & Meatballs Dinner and Tricky Tray returns to the Long Hill Community Center in Stirling, NJ. More than 300 guests will gather on Saturday, March 3, for a family-friendly Italian-themed dinner featuring a wealth of prize baskets, including but not limited to gift certificates, pet products and ...

Plainfield Symphony Presents “Shostakovich: A Light from the Darkness”

 

On March 10, 2018 at 7 pm, the Plainfield Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Charles Prince, will feature the opportunity to experience more of the music of the great 20th century composer, Dmitri Shostakovich. Concertmistress Evelyn Estava will step into the role of soloist in the tour-de-force Violin Concerto No. 1 followed by the rarely performed Symphony No ...

Colleen Mahr Has Paid Her Dues, Earned Peoples’ Trust, and Left a Track Record of Success

February 20, 2018

Dear Editor:

As a 26-year-old Scotch Plains resident who cares more about the well-being of our town than about local politics, I am extremely disappointed that the Scotch Plains Democratic Committee leadership has decided to abandon Colleen Mahr in her run for Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee.

Mahr, who as Mayor of Fanwood for 15 years has worked closely with Scotch Plains ...

We Need More Women Like Colleen Mahr in Municipal, County and State Government

Dear Editor:

I’m proud to support Colleen Mahr for Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee  (UCDC) and am encouraging my Scotch Plains peers to join me.

I was a first time candidate wanting to make a difference in my hometown of Scotch Plains, when Mayor Mahr of neighboring Fanwood stepped in to help me campaign and win my election to be Councilwoman three years ago.

Chatham Borough Police Chief Crosson has Retired; Captain Gibbons is Acting Commander

February 12, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Phil Crosson Jr., who has been a member of the Chatham Borough Police Department since 1992, retired from his position as the police chief on Feb. 1.

"It came on pretty quickly," Crosson said when reached by phone on Sunday. "I was on vacation for six weeks and I bought a business. I came back for one day and retired."

According to Crosson, ...

‘Reefer Madness’ Comes to Chatham Borough Council; Cannabis Advocates Make Pitch for Chatham Marijuana Shop

February 14, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - A group of pro-cannabis activists came to the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night and used the public commentary portion of the meeting to ask the council to support a marijuana dispensary in town.

The advocates, who say they have attended more than 80 town meetings to inform about the benefits of medical cannabis, mentioned the 1936 movie "Reefer ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, February 20

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Carousel_image_9b6d72bb10d15de52ffa_pilates-mat-pic

Tue, February 20, 8:00 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Pilates Abs and Arms

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_107da84439934a15516b_woman_yogi

Tue, February 20, 9:15 AM

Providence Health and FItness, New Providence

Essential Hatha Yoga

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_107da84439934a15516b_woman_yogi

Tue, February 20, 10:30 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Essential Hatha Yoga

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_7f6c107703df2d416aa6_barre_intesity

Tue, February 20, 5:30 PM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Barre Intensity

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_ae7b14f49101795b08ed_zumba

Tue, February 20, 6:30 PM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Zumba

Health & Wellness