Cancer Care @ the JCC
Created in partnership with Alison Estabrook, M.D., a nationally recognized breast cancer surgeon, this innovative program is designed to share the latest in medical information while also bringing complementary health and wellness programming to those living at risk of and/or impacted by breast cancer.
Our current virtual cancer care program is based on the four pillars of health: move, restore, nourish, and connect. It includes a variety of exercise classes, plant-based cooking classes, healthy living lectures, meditative art classes, and quarterly social gatherings as well as an annual spa day for women in treatment for cancer. All of our programs are based on scientific findings of the importance of a plant-based diet and regular exercise in easing the side effects of cancer treatment and boost healing.
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Alison Estabrook, M.D., professor of surgery at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; was founder and Chief of the Comprehensive Breast Center, Mount Sinai West in New York City; and co-founder of Breastlink New York, an affiliate of Radnet. She also has a named professorship at New York University, Grossman School of Medicine, where she obtained her medical degree.
This is just a snippet of Dr. Estabrook’s extensive background. Please click here to read more about her and her incredible work.
Free Cancer Care Exercise Classes
- Sundays, 3-4:15 pm: Yoga 4 Cancer
- Mondays, 6:15-7:30 pm: Yoga for Cancer Care
- Tuesdays, 4-5 pm: Nia Moving to Heal for Women Living with Cancer
- Wednesdays, noon-1 pm: Moving for Life
- Thursdays, 10-11 am: Ai Chi Renewal Program for Women Living with Cancer
- Thursdays, 3-4:30 pm: Yoga for Men Who Are Cancer Survivors
- Thursdays, 6:45-8 pm: Healing Yoga for Women Living with Cancer
- Saturdays, 11 am-noon: Moving for Life: Gentle Cardio Workout
Broadway's Best for Breast Cancer
On Monday, Nov 15, Join Caroline Kohles, JCC Senior Director of Health and Wellness, and amazing Broadway entertainers for our virtual series celebrating life and fostering learning. Hear top health and wellness experts discuss how life is affected during and after cancer—all without leaving your sofa! As always, we will tell you how to take advantage of the complementary and supportive care of the JCC’s programs. This special program is cosponsored by the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan and Dr. Alison Estabrook, a nationally recognized breast cancer surgeon who is currently professor of surgery at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She was founder and chief of the Comprehensive Breast Center, Mount Sinai West, in New York City, and co-founder of Breastlink New York, an affiliate of Radnet. Endorsed by JCC community partners Sharsheret, The Nia Technique, and the American Cancer Society. RSVP here!
JCC's Annual Shirley Kohn Spa Day for Individuals Living
with Breast or Ovarian Cancer
Join us virtually on Sun, Oct 24 from 10 am–4 pm for the JCC's annual Shirley Kohn Spa Day for Individuals Living with Breast or Ovarian Cancer. This spa day is designed to lift your spirits while pampering you in the comfort of your own home. Enjoy a sampling of spa experiences, including mindful movement as well as nutrition and self-care. Learn helpful tips on how to stay balanced and centered wherever you are in the midst of treatment. Join us for all, or a portion of the day. Click here to register.