Breast Cancer Awareness Month At The JCC


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the JCC on the Upper West Side is proud to offer a wide variety of classes and programs to the public. These innovative offerings are designed to share the latest in health and wellness programs and complementary care with those living with breast cancer. *These online programs are FREE for those being tested or treated for cancer (but open for anyone to join). For any program with a cost, please use discount code JCCCARES20 when you register.

A partnership of the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan and Dr. Alison Estabrook, a nationally recognized breast cancer surgeon and professor of surgery at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Positive Psychology Hour

A lunch and learn series cosponsored by Wholebeing Institute.

Tuesdays + Thursdays, noon–1 pm, Free

Self-Hypnosis to Eliminate and Control Pain: Introduction

Lisa Ludovici, Certified Medical Hypnosis Practitioner

Tue, Oct 5, 6:30–8:30 pm, $15/$20*

Living Your Death

Alyssa Rocco + Martha S. Calihan, M.D.

Wed, Oct 6, 5–7 pm, $20*

Beginner Pelvic Floor Workshop (Women Only)

Randi Stone, Pelvic Floor Specialist

Wed, Oct 13, 11 am–12:30 pm, $20/$25*

Qi Gong and Tai Chi: Ancient Wisdom for Cultivating Energy and Sound Sleep

Master Yang Yang, Ph.D., with Special Guest Ana Krieger, M.D.

Thu, Oct 14, 7–8:30 pm, $20/$25*

Mantras, Mudras + Meditations

Whitney Chapman, RYT

Sun, Oct 17, 4:30–5:45 pm, $10*

Broadway’s Best for Breast Cancer

Hosted by Caroline Kohles with special guests

Mon, Oct 18, 6–7 pm, Free

The Anatomy of Grief

Dorothy P. Holinger, Ph.D.

Wed, Oct 20, 7–8 pm, Pay what you wish

Pre + Post Menopause Through the Ages

Gila Leiter, M.D., Associate Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Thu, Oct 21, 7–8:15 pm, Pay what you wish

JCC Shirley Kohn Virtual Spa Day for Women Living with Breast or Ovarian Cancer

Sun, Oct 24, 10 am–4 pm, Free

Zentangle: Beyond the Basics

Kathy Shapiro, CZT

Fridays through Oct 29, 11:30 am–12:30 pm, $10 per session*

Nia Dance Party

Caroline Kohles + Special Guest Winalee Zeeb

Sun, Oct 31, noon–1 pm, $10*

For more information about the Cancer Care program at the JCC, please visit to register.
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