Community Connections

Laurie’s Hope

Laurie’s Hope, supported by the Saint Agatha Foundation, helps breast cancer survivors thrive by maintaining physical fitness and strength; improving their diets; and helping them make connections with other breast cancer survivors. With a strong emphasis on improved social support, interventions are individually designed to strengthen survivors’ support networks, both inside and outside of the YMCA.

(315) 303-5966 ext.232

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Believe 31

Believe 31 assists firefighters and auxiliary members who are in need in Cortland, Madison, and Onondaga Counties. They do this through emotional and financial support for those battling cancer and other life-threatening illnesses as well as building awareness for cancer risk and prevention in the fire industry.

(315) 313-5575,

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Sarah’s Guest House

Sarah’s Guest House provides lodging, transportation, meals and comfort to patients and families of patients receiving medical care in Central New York.

(315) 475-1747

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Saint Agatha Foundation

Laurie Mezzalingua, a breast cancer patient for 12 years, established the Saint Agatha Foundation to provide financial assistance to those in Central New York who are battling breast cancer. The Foundation is dedicated to provide support, comfort, and care to breast cancer patients. It can help pay for a variety of costs that patients must bear to assure quality treatment. CancerConnects is proud to administer assistance from the Saint Agatha Foundation. For grant information or questions, please contact CancerConnects.

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Peaceful Remedies

Peaceful Remedies is improving the healing experience for those impacted by life altering illnesses by bringing holistic options of therapy and support to individuals in a safe and peaceful environment. Through events and programs, they provide support services that complement treatments, support caregivers, patients and their families.

(315) 203-6788,

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4th Angel

The 4th Angel Program is a cancer patient and caregiver mentoring program that is part of the Scott Hamilton CARES initiative, a nonprofit organization. It is a telephone-based mentoring program which provides free, one-on-one outreach by a specially trained volunteer cancer survivor, who can talk and listen in a supportive setting.

(866) 520-3197

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