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.

Outreach

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

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. Seminar #5 is all about Mindfulness for Breast Cancer Survivors and will be presented by Maria Kahn of WNY Mindfulness. Please plan on joining us at 6:30 PM, September 7 at the Catholic Health Administration Building, 144 Genesee St, Buffalo, 14203. This is a FREE event and light refreshments will be offered and there is plenty of free parking in the Catholic health parking ramp. Please register here.

"Welcome Back"

September 12th is the Annual "Welcome Back" Members Meeting at Bella Moglie. It starts at 6:00 PM with a light meal and social hour. Announcements and a couple surprises to follow. 

 

Girls Night Out!

Girls Night Out! is an evening of fun, food, fashion, shopping, music and much more. Gather some friends and help support the Breast Cancer Network of WNY. Special thanks to Peak Performance Chiropractic and WNY Imaging for their hard work putting this event together. Please plan on joining us Friday, September 29th at Grapevine Banquets in Depew. Please register here.

The 24th Annual Education Day is scheduled for Saturday, October 21st at Grapevine Banquets, Depew. We have scheduled a series of speakers focusing on A Breast Cancer Survivors Guide to Wellness. The day begins with registration at 8:30 AM. The program begins at 9:00 and includes vendors and a luncheon. Admission is $25 or $35 at the door. Please register here

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.