restore balance and harmony

We offer educational programs in the healing arts and group support to help regain physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

OUR MISSION

To provide a positive environment for women affected by cancer

before, during, and after treatment

to alleviate stress and anxiety through the healing arts.

WINGS Cancer Support

MONTHLY PROGRAMS

Our programs include educational and holistic topics, focusing on mind, body, and spirit.
WINGS Cancer Support

THE HEALING ARTS

We offer programs like reiki, tai chi, yoga, and meditation. These techniques help heal the whole person.
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SHARING SUPPORT

Talk with others who have had similar experiences. The sharing takes place in the second half of the evening.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Please check out our monthly programs.

Wednesday 17 April
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Verona Community Center, 880 Bloomfield Ave
Verona, NJ 07044 United States

This Gentle Yoga practice will be combined with Ayurveda, a natural complementary healing modality designed to help us realize our true self. You can be seated in a chair or bring a yoga mat. Wear comfortable, not too loose-fitting clothing.

Presenter: Susan Helmstetter
Susan Helmstetter is a Certified Yoga Instructor receiving Yoga Teaching Certifications from the Kripalu Institute in Lenox Massachusetts, and Yoga Synthesis in Ramsey, New Jersey. Susan is also a certified Massage Therapist and Reiki Practitioner.

She currently teaches yoga classes for Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Wellness Center, Chair Yoga at the Jewish Federation Plaza Housing and Village Apartments for seniors, as well as her own classes at the Federated Church of Livingston.

Susan’s style of yoga is on developing an awareness of one’s inner core stillness, through Yoga postures, breathing techniques, and a focused, yet compassionate attitude to find and release energy blocks.

Wednesday 15 May
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Verona Community Center, 880 Bloomfield Ave
Verona, NJ 07044 United States

“Bring what’s deep inside your heart.. to the light.. and never give up on YOU!” Join us in a creative workshop to put your hopes, dreams, and goals together into a beautiful collage that you can use for inspiration, intention and a positive focus.  There are many benefits one can get from using a vision board. They help you manifest your aspirations by physically placing […]

Wednesday 19 June
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Verona Community Center, 880 Bloomfield Ave
Verona, NJ 07044 United States

What is Therapeutic Painting? With a painting instructor guiding you, these types of activities have shown to improve your mental health.  Creating or viewing art is used to help with exploring emotions, coping with stress, and helping one to learn about self- awareness and self- esteem and also add social skills. Therapeutic painting gives you the ability to learn something new or revive one’s artist […]

TESTIMONIALS

WHAT OUR GROUP MEMBERS ARE SAYING

“We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.” – Luciano De Crescenzo

WINGS has been a blessing to me. I am so very grateful to the wonderful women who work arduously to put these programs together. Each month I leave inspired not just from what I learned but also from hearing the stories of other survivors who share their strength and hope. I strongly suggest that if cancer has affected your life or you are currently being treated that you attend this program and feel the love and energy in the room. Thank you WINGS and friends who laugh and cry with me each month.Thriving and surviving,

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- P M

While I was undergoing my first set of treatments in March of 2013, I was introduced to a nurse by the name of Lynn Ferrer at Saint Barnabas, who practiced holistic therapy and medicine. She invited me to attend a “WINGS” meeting. I was unsure if this was something I would be comfortable doing. I, like many others, was scared what the future had in store for me. I was diagnosed when I was 33 years old. More or less, I was afraid to live but afraid to die… But then I met the women of WINGS, and my perspective on this group—and life—changed. At first glance I thought, “What could I possibly have in common with these women?” But this group of ladies—some young, some old; some black, some white; some single, some married and some widowed; and some heterosexual, some homosexual—all had one thing in common: they were united by cancer. This ugly monster had allowed something beautiful to evolve from its evil existence: a friendship—a bond that no other person could break or understand unless she was part of this unique group. These women and their stories not only inspired me, but healed me on so many levels. And for that, I am eternally grateful to WINGS.

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- A

No matter what age, what stage or what type, a cancer diagnosis is truly the “emperor of all maladies”… for women, typically caretakers, it is that much more complicated… Out of the common pain WINGS was born and for me it was one of the cancer takeaways… A room full of different women joined not by a disease but a journey of survival. WINGS calendar of programs and activities that tend to the mind, body, and soul was something I needed as much as Tamoxifen! Julie Maloney’s Writing Workshop, a powerhouse and my personal favorite, helped me address and process both the terribly traumatic and profoundly wonderful life lessons from my cancer journey.These holistic programs, coupled with the supportive life energy of an inspirational group of women, became a vital part of my education on how to be a cancer THRIVER. For me, that was less about medicine than about harnessing the strategies and energy to cope and heal, which can be discovered at each and every WINGS gathering. No one would choose cancer, but in its wake can be found great gifts… Said best by comedic legend Gilda Radner, “if it wasn’t for the downside… everyone would want it.” My participation in WINGS reminds me of the beauty and purpose which trumps the cancer card, and for that, I will always be grateful.

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- P

After going through chemo, surgery & radiation, I was referred to this group by the sweetest holistic nurse, Lynn Ferrer. At my first meeting, I felt like I had walked into a room full of old friends. Never having met before, I was welcomed into the group with open arms. This wonderful group makes me feel comforted, loved, and understood. This group is appropriately named “Wings” because they are indeed angels on earth.

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DONATION OPTIONS

Our programs are free of charge. With the support of our donors, we can continue our mission. Feel free to donate directly or buy our new book. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Let Me Walk the Journey With You

CHECK OUT OUR BOOK

Our founding members wrote a book about each of their cancer journeys called Let Me Walk the Journey With You.
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DONATE DIRECTLY

You can give directly to help women with cancer. Please donate by clicking on the button.
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WHERE DO WE COME FROM?

Our participants come from Essex, Morris, Sussex, Passaic counties, and locations all over New Jersey and the surrounding areas.

WHO DO WE SERVE?

We serve women at any stage of their cancer journey with any type of cancer. All programs are free of charge.