Breast Cancer Network of WNY

Our mission is to support, educate, and advocate for individuals with breast cancer, breast cancer survivors and family and friend co-survivors. We are dedicated to ending breast cancer and the deaths it causes.

According to the New York State Cancer Registry, over 1,400 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed annually in western New York. While we would love for that number to be reduced to zero, the reality is each year there are more breast cancer survivors in need of support and understanding. Our goal is to create and offer programming designed to educate and support individuals who have been impacted by a breast cancer diagnosis.

Our Programs

Support Groups

Support groups are an important part of survivorship.

For the Newly Diagnosed

Resources and support for the newly diagnosed.

Monthly Education Series

Monthly seminars on wellness and survivorship.

Restorative Health Classes

Affordable quality of life restorative classes.


Research initiative fund, financial assistance, and community outreach

Who We Are

Our Story

From diagnosis through survivorship, the Breast Cancer Network of WNY is committed to helping those in the WNY area affected by breast cancer. We aspire to educate and support the breast cancer community through our dedication to prevention, wellness, survivorship and cure. BCN strives to achieve its mission through monthly education events, support groups, quality-of-life classes, financial aid, special care for the newly diagnosed and much more.
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Our Foundation

The Breast Cancer Network of WNY is a volunteer, nonprofit organization consisting mostly of breast cancer survivors. Although we promote annual membership, our programs and services are open to the public. All of the donation dollars we receive are directed to the benefit of local individuals affected by breast cancer. Please learn more about us and contact us for help with your journey.
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Upcoming Events

Education Series

Our next Education Series seminar will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. The topic is "Coping With Emotional Ups & Downs." It will be presented by Social Worker Jolie Giardino.

The program is free and open to BCN members and non-members. Light refreshments will be served at 6:00 PM followed by announcements and the presentation. There will be a breast cancer support group conducted immediately after the seminar. If you plan to attend, please register below or RSVP to info@bcnwny or call 716-706-0060. Hope to see you there.

Thanks in part to funding received by the New York State Department of Health, we are presenting a 10 part Breast Cancer Survivor Wellness Seminar Series. The first of our seminars will be at 6:30 PM, May 4th at our facility. Our special guest speaker will be Dr. Jennifer Jennings of Cardea Health Integrative. Dr. Jennings will be speaking about Integrative Health practices. This is a FREE event for all breast cancer survivors. Light refreshments will be offered.

Save The Dates

Here is a list of our upcoming 2017 Special Events:

March 31: Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Fundraiser
July 15: Golf Outing Fundraiser
September 29: GIRLS NIGHT OUT! Fundraiser
October 21: Education Day 2017

For a listing of all BCN activities including education seminars, support groups, classes, and events, click the Calendar button below.

BCN Restorative Health Classes

There are two new classes added to our schedule. On Tuesdays from 6:00 to 7:00 PM, we are offering a wellness class called "TakeCharge Tuesdays" where you will learn different ways to improve your healthy lifestyle habits. Taught by Rebecca Lesniak from Buffalo Wellness, class topics include meditation, stress reduction, nutrition, reiki, mindfulness and more. Then starting January 4 on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 to 2:00 PM join us and instructor Grazina Wolfe for our new Qigong Class (pronounced chee-gong). Both classes are free to members.