YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Support Connection, a nonprofit organization that provides support to women diagnosed with breast and ovarian cancer, handed out Spirit Awards to several area residents at last Friday’s Spring Benefit on at Villa Barone Hilltop Manor in Mahopac. The awards are given each year to honor those who demonstrate dedication to the organization’s mission by providing inspiration, time, talent and other resources.

Yorktown residents Eric and Elizabeth DiBartolo of Yorktown received the Spirit of Philanthropy Award.

Other Spirit Award recipients were: Ginny Allison-Novotny and Dottie McHugh of Somers, Spirit of Hope Award; Jane Crossley and Valerie Peyronnet of Putnam Valley, Spirit of Giving Award; Chereese Jervis-Hill of Cortlandt Manor, Maria Rubino Jennings Spirit of Caring Award; and Gary Wawrzycki of Garrison, Spirit of Community Award.

All photos by Deena Bell