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
Are You at Risk for Breast Cancer?
    This free educational seminar will provide you with valuable information on major risk factors for breast cancer including: age and reproductive factors, risks resulting from benign conditions such as various atypias, family history and genetics.
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.
Creating an Art Collage Journal
    Come learn how to make an inspirational mixed media art collage journal using images from favorite magazines, quotes and poems, paints, glitter, ribbon and yarn, and more! All supplies will be provided.
Head & Neck Cancers: Prevention & Treatment
    Hartford Hospital invites you to learn about Head & Neck Cancer risk factors and their prevention and treatments.
Mixed Media Jewelry Making – Personal Talisman
    Discover images, colors, and experiences that inspire your creative process. Learn bead making, basic wire work, surface design on metal and bead stringing. Turn your paper, metal, wire and found objects into unique mixed media jewelry with personal meaning
SoulCollage® for Everyone: The REAL New Year!
    Why make resolutions in the middle of winter when the world and the psyche are in a holding pattern? Create a SoulCollage® card as an opening to manifest your dreams in the coming year.
Two day Intermediate Printmaking
    Prerequisite: Must have taken the previous Intro Class or have prior experience in printmaking). This workshop will explore additional techniques utilizing safe water based inks and acrylic paints.
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.