Events & Programs NewsletterTake a class, attend an upcoming event, or join a support group!

Download our latest Educational Events & Programs newsletter, or view the classes, events, programs and support groups available through the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute listed below. Classes are held at our Hartford and Avon locations, as well as other Hartford HealthCare locations. Some classes are free; others charge a fee, and most allow online registration.


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Classes & Events
7-Week American Lung Association Smoking Cessation Class
A Writing Workshop: Picture Stories
    We all have a story we want to tell. In this workshop we’ll use pictures as a framework for our writing activity. After spending some time reflecting on a variety of pictures, we’ll write a story of our choosing. It can be fiction or non-fiction, short or long. This is an incredibly fun way to be creative and express ourselves with words. All materials provided. No writing experience necessary. Come and write your story.
Brain Tumor Support: Events & Resources
    Hartford Hospital invites you to a free educational seminar for patients being treated for brain tumors and their caretakers.
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.
Mobile Mammography
    Hartford Hospital’s Digital Mobile Mammography coach is coming. Take the time to visit us for your screening mammogram. Mammograms can save lives.
Pancreatic Disease: What’s the Risk for Cancer?
    Join Hartford Hospital physicians to learn the importance of pancreatic cancer prevention, detection, staging and treatment.
Singing Bowl Meditation
    In a peaceful setting, experience the soothing sounds of Himalayan and Crystal Singing Bowls and float blissfully into a deep meditative sate where the tumultuous stresses of everyday life are cleared, cleansed, and washed away.
SoulCollage® for Everyone:The Companion, Our Animal Totem
    This month we will explore another animal totem that focuses on the energy of our Chakras. A Guided Meditation will awaken our internal energies to focus our attention in this time of new beginnings. Create a SoulCollage® card.
Cancer Screenings
    Free early detection exams offered
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
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.