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Good Samaritan Hospital Provides Outreach Programs for Cancer Survivors

January 21st, 2014

Since being diagnosed with breast cancer eleven years ago West Islip resident Teresa Doherty is confident that all her health needs are being met. In addition to her physical needs she makes sure to address her mental well-being as well. Through a series of free services including exercise classes, art therapy, and massage, the Long Island Cancer Help and Wellness Center at 32 Park Avenue in Bay Shore provides cancer survivors like Ms. Doherty with support to overcome the challenges of a cancer diagnosis.

“Attending classes at the Long Island Cancer Help and Wellness Center has been an important part of my healing journey,” said Ms. Doherty. “It is very important to take care of your mind and spirit, especially when you need to care for your body during a cancer battle.”

The Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation aligned with Breast Cancer Help, Inc. to provide outreach, education and programs for cancer survivors on Long Island. Programs are offered at the Long Island Cancer Help and Wellness Center to provide non-medical support for those dealing with cancer.
Ms. Doherty has been attending classes since her diagnosis of breast cancer at the age of 34. It has empowered her to fight her battle with cancer. She has learned to take time for herself in order to be able to heal.

Class Schedule

    Mondays ― Zumba or Strength for Life
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Programs alternate after 6 wks.   

    Tuesdays ― Yoga
    5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
    March thru July
    September thru December

    First Wednesday of Month ― Reflexology
    4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    Second Wednesday ― Reiki
    5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Fourth Wednesday ― Creative Writing
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Support Group
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Even Thursdays of Month ― Reiki
    11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Creative Art
    1:30 pm – 4:00 pm


Future plans will offer free health screenings including glucose, blood pressure and glaucoma. For more information about Good Samaritan’s cancer services or to attend a class, call (631) 376-4444.


Colleen Valdini
Manager, Public and External Affairs
(631) 376-4483