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Pathways Recognizes 20 Years of Service to Women with Cancer

Joining in the 20th Anniversary Celebration: host, Ann Berkery; Connection Board Members, Virginia Cepeda and Betse Gump;  Pathways Director, Michele Visco;  Facilitator of the original Pathways group, Mary Hill; Connection Board Member, Marité Robinson;  Associate Director at The Connection, Jayne Graepel and past Connection Board President, Pam Rudy.

On October 1st Pathways held a special event to celebrate 20 years of providing services in the Summit area.  More than 120 people were in attendance, including survivors from the very first support programs offered by Pathways and current Pathways participants.  Also present were many of the support group facilitators who devoted countless hours to our participants over the years, including Ann Berkery, who hosted this wonderful event, and Mary Hill who facilitated the very first support groups. The event raised more than $27,000, to be used to continue the work of Pathways in our community.

Guest Speaker was Tracy Beckerman, syndicated humor columnist (the Independent Press) and author who delighted the crowd with personal stories of how cancer touched her family and how handling it with humor sometimes is the best way to cope. “I’m so grateful my mother beat cancer and I’m excited to be here tonight with so many other survivors. I’m also honored to speak on behalf of Pathways. They are a phenomenal organization. The support and empowerment they give to women battling cancer in our community is truly a gift of love.”

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 gynecological and other cancers as well.  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 Healing Foods and Art Workshops. 

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Pathways also offers unique programs serving the community, such as the Pathways Financial Assistance Fund, Pathways Cooks, which prepares and delivers meals to women in treatment, and The Women’s Cancer Teaching Project, which has educated over 4,000 doctors and other healthcare professionals about the realities of treatment and living with cancer.

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. 

Because of the generous support of our corporate and community donors we have been able to provide services for these past 20 years, and with enough support we’ll be here another 20!  Please consider make a tax-deductible donation to Pathways today-visit, call 908-273-4242 ext 154 or stop by 79 Maple St., Summit.

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