YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Kathy Quinn, the only executive director Support Connection has ever known, was given the organization’s Spirit of Love award at its Spring Benefit on Friday, April 15.

The 32-year Yorktown resident helped found the non-profit organization in 1996, a year after the inaugural Support-A-Walk. The annual walk at FDR Park benefits the services of Support Connection, which provides care, comfort and guidance to women battling breast and ovarian cancer.

Today, Support Connection serves over 500 different people each year, offering 11 support groups every month, a year-round calendar of educational and wellness programs, and one-on-one counseling provided by three full-time peer counselors.

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The annual Spring Benefit was held at Sinapi’s Ceola Manor in Jefferson Valley. It is Support Connection’s second largest annual fundraiser. Proceeds help fund its free breast and ovarian cancer support services and programs. In addition to the award presentation, the event included a cocktail reception, dinner, music, and dancing. There was also a silent auction and raffles with numerous prizes.

To donate to Support Connection, visit supportconnection.org/donate-now.