The following classes, events, programs and support groups are available through the Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center. Classes are held at our Hartford and Avon locations, as well as other Hartford Hospital locations. Some classes are free; others charge a fee, and some allow online registration.

Classes & Events
Arm Knitting
    Without the use of knitting needles, we will learn to use our arms to create loosely woven scarves with fun paterns and bright colors. We will learn to use our body as a tool in this creative process.
Cancer Wellness Support Series
    Come learn strategies to clear your mind and improve your mood in Introduction to Stress Management, Guided Imagery, and Gentle Yoga. A free series of classes open to all Hartford Hospital Cancer Program Patients and their care-givers
Change Your Eating, Change Your Life-After Cancer
    It is often difficult to make the transition from a diet lacking in whole foods to a healthy, cancer fighting strategic health plan. This class offers support during the transition, and will help you develop skill power as we explore diet strategies and their influence on enhancing and strengthening the body's innate healing system.
Holiday Origami Ornaments
    Come have lots of fun making folded paper figures and ornaments for holiday decoration or gift giving.
SoulCollage® for Everyone: The Poetry of Transformation
    SoulCollage® can be a transformative process as the images communicate deeper layers of our inner nature. Let's turn these new connections into free flowing poetry as we play with the words to express ourselves in new ways.
Understanding Prostate Cancer Screening: Know Your Stats
    Hartford Hospital’s Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute invites you to a free educational seminar on understanding screening for Prostate Cancer
Updates on Cancer Surveillance and Follow Up for the Primary Care Provider
    The Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute and Hartford Hospital’s Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute invites you to a free CME program designed for the primary care provider.
Advanced Prostate Cancer Support Group
    Provides education and support for men in the advanced stages of prostate cancer and their families.
Cancer Screenings
    Free early detection exams offered
CHESS - Support for Cancer Patients
    Education and support for patients with breast cancer or prostate cancer.
Colon Cancer Screening with Colonoscopy
    Colonoscopy Saves Lives. Colonoscopy is now available in Glastonbury.
Connecticut Quitline 1-866-END-HABIT
    Free telephone-based program providing information, counseling, referrals and support.
Mobile Mammography
    New state-of-the-art mammography equipment can now be transported to community organizations to provide screenings
Prostate Cancer Support Group
    Provides education and support for prostate cancer patients and families to understand and deal with this disease.
Smoking Cessation for Cancer Patients and Their Family Members
    Cancer Program sponsored by the Helen & Harry Gray Center.
Stress Management for Cardiac Patients - A 6-Week Group
    Recommended for cardiac patients interested in improving their skills to manage stress and is facilitated by a counselor from Hartford Hospital’s Behavioral Cardiology Program.