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
25th Annual Mary Mulready Sullivan Oncology Symposium (for healthcare professionals only)
    The year's topic: Advances in Breast Cancer: Treatment and Survivorship
A Diagnosis of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS): Stage 0 Breast Cancer
    Hartford Hospital invites you to a free educational seminar to learn about Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS: diagnosis and treatment options.
Bereavement Support Group
    Open to families and caregivers who have lost a loved one.
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.
Head & Neck Cancer Screening
    Hartford HealthCare providers will be conducting free cancer screenings.
Head & Neck Cancers: Prevention & Treatment
    Hartford Hospital invites you to learn about Head & Neck Cancer risk factors and their prevention and treatments.
Life After Prostate Cancer
    Hartford Hospital invites you to attend a question/answer session regarding your quality of life after prostate cancer.
Making Color Sing (for Cancer Survivors/Thrivers)
    An ‘Expressive Color’ workshop, which will allow time to experiment without a predetermined goal. Learn to play with color and discover new relationships. Explore how color vibrates, speaks to us, and energetically heals us.
Mixed Media Jewelry Art (for Cancer Survivors/Thrivers)
    Creating a Personal Talisman - through a process of self-reflection and exploration of art making. Participants will discover their inspiration and create wearable art. We may use a combination of paper, beads, metal, wire, fibers, photos and mementos to create jewelry of personal significance.
Myeloma Update: Diagnosis, Treatment and Survivorship
    Please join The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Hartford Hospital Cancer Center for a patient program on myeloma.
Paint Your Favorite Pet (for Cancer Survivors/Thrivers)
    Be it a cat, dog or goldfish there is nothing in the world that makes us feel more unconditionally loved than our treasured companions. Bring a picture of your special pet and create a portrait to honor that relationship.
Painting Adventures (for Cancer Survivors/Thrivers)
    In this fun and process driven introductory painting class we will explore different methods and techniques using non-toxic water media. The use of color and it's meaning will also be discussed.
Skin Cancer: Prevention, Detection & Treatment
    Hartford Hospital invites you to learn about the risk factors, treatment options and support needs of skin cancer.
SoulCollage® for Everyone: ‘Resolution’ Through a Reading
    Learn a variety of options to do a reading of your cards. Consulting our own guides that show up on the cards is an authentic way of answering life’s questions or challenges. The group process also helps us clarify what is expressed and brings fun and humor to the process
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.