Spring Luncheon


Spring Luncheon

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Join The Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation, and our wellness panel as we connect about nutrition and healthy aging. Funds raised help women get access to breast screenings, treatment, follow-up care and support.

Stone House
50 Stirling Rd Warren, NJ 07059

May 21, 2024 @ 11:00AM – 2:00PM


MaxMara Fashion Show and Lunch


MaxMara Fashion Show and Lunch

Thursday, December 07, 2023

Join MaxMara at Bloomingdale’s and CDBCF for an exclusive fashion presentation by stylist Leslie Patrizio. Enjoy a lite lunch and an afternoon of fashion from the Fall Collection of Weekend and Studio.

Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 11:30 am – 2 pm

Tickets are $40 and all proceeds are donated to CDBCF. Space is limited.

Brought to you by Bloomingdales and Max Mara on the 3rd floor

1200 Morris Tpke Millburn, NJ 07078.

Register Here

Embrace Hope 2023


Embrace Hope 2023

Friday, October 20, 2023

Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation cordially invites you to our annual Embrace Hope Gala!

October 20 | 7PM – 11PM
Park Avenue Club
184 Park Avenue | Florham Park

Embrace Hope Honoree
Gary S. Horan, FACHE

Contact Sarah Roberts at sarahroberts@cdbcf.org or 973-525-8076 if you would like to be a sponsor or place an ad in the journal.

Register Here

Survivorship, Sex, Menopause & Healthy Aging Spring Luncheon


Survivorship, Sex, Menopause & Healthy Aging Spring Luncheon

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Join the Connie Dwyer Brest Cancer Foundation and HerMD at our spring luncheon for an afternoon of conversation and connection. The event will include an intimate fireside chat on survivorship, sex, menopause, and healthy aging featuring:

Stacy London
CEO State of Menopause

Dr. Somi Javaid, MD
Founder, HerMD

Tasmen Fadal
Journalist, Author & Menopause Advocate

APRIL 18 | 11AM – 2:30PM
Maplewood Country Club
28 Baker St, Maplewood, NJ 07040

Contact Sarah Roberts at sarahroberts@cdbcf.org or 973-525-8076 if you have any questions.

Register Here

Embrace Hope 2022


Embrace Hope 2022

Friday, October 14, 2022

Connie Dwyer invites you to join us for an evening of dinner and dancing!

The Atrium at Embassy Suites
Hilton Berkeley Heights, 250 Connell Drive
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

Proceeds from this year’s gala benefit CDBCF and University Hospital, efforts to ensure all women in the greater Newark area have access to the new state-of-the-art mobile cancer screening unit.

Contact Sarah Roberts at sarahroberts@cdbcf.org or 973-525-8076 if you would like to be a sponsor or place an ad in the journal.

Register Here


Spring Luncheon 2022

Thursday, May 05, 2022

The Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation invites you to the spring luncheon featuring Thom Filicia! Best-selling author, designer and international tastemaker. Seen on Emmy-winning “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”, Style Network, HGTV, and most recently Bravo’s “Get A Room With Carson & Thom.”

Thursday, May 5, 2022
11:30 am to 2:30 pm

Maplewood Country Club
28 Baker Street
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Register online: cdbcf.org/springlunch

If you have questions, contact Sarah Roberts at sarahroberts@cdbcf.org.

Download the flyer


TABLE FOR 10: $1,700*
*The first ten to sign-up to buy a table will receive a personalized autographed copy of Thom Filicia’s book.


Includes two tickets, photos with Thom Filicia, company logo on event signage, a press release, dedicated email to donors and participants, and two sponsored social media posts.

Includes company logo on event signage, a press release, and a dedicated email
to donors and participants.


Embrace Hope 2021 Hybrid Fundraiser

Friday, October 15, 2021

This year, the Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation (CDBCF) is hosting the eagerly-anticipated annual Embrace Hope fundraiser as a hybrid event. To ensure we reach as many supporters as possible, we encourage past and new attendees to join us either in person or virtually on October 15, 2021. To add to the excitement, we are delighted to announce Eli Manning, legendary New York Giants quarterback and two-time Superbowl MVP, as our honoree attending the in-person event and appearing at the virtual event.

CDBCF is also thrilled to award Dr. Dipti Pandya, M.D., head Radiologist at the Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Center at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, NJ, a distinguished service award for her dedicated service and commitment to her patients and the foundation.  

The virtual Embrace Hope event will be broadcast live at www.cdbcf.org/eh with a message from Connie Dwyer and Dr. Pandya, an appearance by Eli Manning, a live auction, and text-to-donate. The live auction will include a few one-of-a-kind experiences and luxury items such as golf with Eli Manning at world-renowned Baltusrol Golf Club, a lacrosse clinic for 8 with Villanova and Rutgers local legend Connor Kirst, a timeless jewelry piece from Bvlgari, and much more. Join us for the virtual event, or to buy tickets to the in-person event, visit www.cdbcf.org/eh.  Due to the pandemic, in-person tickets are limited.  

Register here: www.cdbcf.org/eh


Virtual Watercolor Painting Workshop: How to Paint Flowers

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Join us for a virtual watercolor painting class that will ignite your inner artist taught by Rebecca Schweiger an internationally renowned artist.  Enjoy this inspiring journey of online watercolor painting classes with The Art Studio NY and learn watercolor painting techniques as you learn to express yourself through painting. Receive encouraging, non-judgemental painting instruction as you relax, relieve stress, connect with others, and feel inspired through this online painting class.  

Class registration includes all materials and a copy of Rebecca Schweiger’s book, Release Your Creativity – Discover Your Inner Artist with 15 Simple Painting Projects. 

Registration is limited to 30 participants so please sign up today! All registration fees and proceeds will be donated to the Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation. 

To learn more about the Art Studio NYC visit, www.theartstudiony.com


Embrace Hope Virtual Fundraiser

Thursday, October 08, 2020

Missed our virtual Embrace Hope event?  Not to worry, just click the video below to watch Connie Dwyer, a message from special guest Eli Manning, see a tour of the Connie Dwyer Breast Center and much more!

Also, click here to donate to this charitable event: EMBRACE HOPE


Celebrating 15 years since our first breast center with our Embrace Hope Fitness Challenge!

Monday, August 17, 2020

Join us in celebrating 15 years since CDBCF opened our first breast center at St. Michael’s by taking on the Embrace Hope Fitness Challenge! Register for the two-month (August 17th – October 5th) 150 miles in 8 weeks challenge and track your progress through the FREE Strava app.

Did you know that Scientific studies have shown that regular exercise can reduce the risk of breast cancer and improve breast cancer survivors’ longevity and quality of life? You can participate in the Embrace Hope Challenge either individually or with a team of friends or family — simply register on our site with your email and you’ll receive information about using Strava as an individual or as a team!

Invite friends, family, neighbors, and community members to complete about 2-3 miles a day and educate others about the Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation and about the importance of yearly mammograms in decreasing the risk of cancer.

We will conclude the challenge by celebrating your hard work at our annual Embrace Hope gala, held virtually at www.cdbcf.org on October 8, 2020!

Get out there, get fit, and have fun!

Sign Up!

Don’t forget to check out our Embrace Hope t-shirts to get in the spirit, work out in style, spread the word, and raise money for CDBCF! Click here to order.