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.
I'm a Non-Smoker, Fresh Air Breather
    Have you tried to quit more times than you can remember? You'll learn why hypnosis has been proven to have a 90% success rate for smoking cessation when all other methods combined only hover around 17% success. Imagine how good you'd feel with that monkey off you back.
Introduction to Contemporary Printmaking
    Enjoy making unique multi-color images, with or without a printing press. Explore a variety of techniques guaranteed to be fun and safe.
Legacy Art / Remembrance Art
    Join this workshop to create a remembrance of someone you've lost or make a piece to honor your life and your passions.
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
Paint Your Favorite Flower (for Cancer Survivors/Thrivers)
    Spring is here!! The daffodils are up....but the tulips, phlox, irises and lilies, and are just not popping out fast enough. Join us as we learn simple techniques to create lovely flowers on stretched canvas – you may just go home and create your own flower garden (without the dirt!).
Quiet Your Mind with Line Design
    Join this fun, doodling workshop combining quotes, words and sequins to make bookmarks, cards or wall art utilizing canvas or card stock with gel pens. This workshop includes soothing music, deep breathing, quotes, and healing words.
SoulCollage® for Everyone: The Community - Fun in the Sun!
    Where, what or who gives you the energy to truly enjoy and express yourself? With the summer ahead, now is the time to plan and give yourself permission to take time out and have FUN with family or friends! Reinforce that goal with a SoulCollage® card.
SoulCollage® for Everyone: The Council, Great Mother Archetype
    As we revere our mothers on this Mother's Day, let us also honor those qualities within ourselves that emulate the Great Mother. Looking to this archetype allows us to understand the larger story of the nurturing, fertile and creative dynamics in our life and the life of Gaia, Mother Earth.
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.
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.
Story Necklace 2-day Workshop
    Explore how design, images, text and the selection and surface modification of found materials can work together to create a visual narrative in this art necklace. Use fabric, paper, wire, buttons and other found materials to explore a theme of your choosing.
Understanding Kidney Cancer
    Hartford Hospital’s Tallwood Urology & Kidney Cancer Institute and the Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center invite you to a free educational seminar on understanding kidney cancer.
Word Play and Poetry: Discovering the Healing Properties of Writing
    Writing helps us get in touch with all things imprinted on our lives. It is a creative outlet we all have access to and draws expression from life experiences. Combining word play in the form of simple poetry with pastel drawings allows us the opportunity to get in touch with the "muse" within.
Programs
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.