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AM I A CLIENT?

A SOUL RYEDERS’ client is anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer. Whether you are newly diagnosed, experiencing a recurrence or are in remission, we are here to support you. Everyone of our clients is a person first and one size does not fit all. SOUL RYEDERS will help ensure that you are surrounded by community and supported by those who understand each phase – from diagnosis, through treatment and beyond.

Many of us at SOUL RYEDERS have been clients or caregivers ourselves and we understand the roller coaster: the good days and the not-so-good ones. We understand how to meet you where you are and the vital role that your personal support system plays in keeping life as stable as possible. We have created our programs with this unique perspective in mind. Beyond our own offerings, we can connect you with well-established organizations that provide additional services which could be beneficial to you. 

THE FIRST STEP

The first step is to speak with one of our experienced Client Navigators who will get to know you, learn about your support system, and provide personalized guidance about our programs and resources. Simply fill out this brief form or call us at 914-412-4884 and one of our Client Navigators will be in touch shortly.

 

Rest assured, your Client Navigator will be there to confidentially guide and support you for as little or long as you need.

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SOME OF OUR CLIENT OFFERINGS

Client Navigator
CLIENT NAVIGATORS: Susan Marynowski, Sandy Samberg and Stacy Weissberg, LCSW (pictured)
LEARN MORE: Visit our Client Navigator page
CONTACT:  Submit New Client Form, via email (soul@soulryeders.org) or phone 914.412.4884

Our Client Navigators are often the first point of contact a client has with SOUL RYEDERS. Whether a client is newly diagnosed, experiencing a recurrence, or in remission, SOUL RYEDERS offers a wide spectrum of programs, emotional support and individualized resources. Our experienced Client Navigators provide personalized guidance for each of our clients and routinely assess the evolving needs those we serve. Each client talks with a Client Navigator one-on-one to decide how to best navigate each phase of their personal and complex cancer experience.

MEET OUR CLIENT NAVIGATORS

The Wig Exchange
The Wig Exchange: Janet Muller, one of our Wig Advisors, pictured here working with a client
Visit: The Wig Exchange page
The Wig Exchange provides high-quality wigs and practical tips for managing the issues surrounding cancer-related hair loss. In addition, The Wig Exchange provides a meaningful way for women to recycle their gently used wigs while helping others facing cancer. Our volunteer Wig Advisors, each one a cancer survivor themselves, meet with each client to find the right wig, explain how to wear and care for it, and can help arrange a pre-chemo haircut and/or wig styling, if necessary. We also have wigs for men.

VISIT OUR WIG SALON

Private Sessions

Confidential One-on-One Sessions
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Client Navigator

Cancer is a difficult experience for everyone. One-on-one support is available with our licensed oncology social worker, Stacy Weissberg. Complete our short form so we can schedule an appointment for you via phone or video call.

CONTACT US FOR AN APPOINTMENT

Mondays with SOUL RYEDERS
Mondays with SOUL RYEDERS
Visit our page: Mondays with SOUL RYEDERS
All sessions temporarily on hold

Mondays with SOUL RYEDERS invites women with cancer to visit our partner salon, one dedicated Monday each month for complimentary hair and spa services, emotional support and information about local cancer-related resources. Depending on availability, we offer our Clients one or more services including pre-chemo haircut/head shaving, manicures, makeup application (with focus on eyelashes and eyebrows), massage, reflexology, reiki, wig styling, relaxation and emotional support. Our Wig Advisors from The Wig Exchange are also on hand for wig fittings. We also offer our Clients light, healthy refreshments donated by our volunteers.

 

Support Groups

Client Support Groups: Young Survivors Group, What's Next? Group, Chronic Cancer and Metastatic Disease Check-In
Contact: Email us at soulstrong@soulryeders.org if you are interested in learning more or joining one of our groups

At SOUL RYEDERS, we recognize that being with people facing similar circumstances can be helpful. We have some support groups with more specific focus. Currently, the groups are monthly live sessions, but will also include a way to stay connected with each other in-between each live session.

SUPPORT GROUP DESCRIPTIONS

YOGA 4 CANCER
YOGA 4 CANCER
Instructors: Debra Lee and Leanne DiResta
Visit: Yoga 4 Cancer page

Yoga4Cancer (y4c) is a methodology researched and developed by Tari Prinster, designed specifically for cancer patients and survivors at all stages. SOUL RYEDERS’ y4c class is taught by y4c-certified instructors who are also cancer survivors. The class aims to invigorate the body, calm the mind, alleviate fear of recurrence, and embrace the spirit.

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Meditation & Conversation
Meditation & Conversation
Weekly Session on Thursdays
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This weekly program includes a guided meditation followed by a chance to talk with our meditation guides. Directly following the meditation and discussion, there will be a facilitated discussion focused on the impact of a cancer diagnosis and coping skills.

REGISTER FOR OUR NEXT SESSION

SOUL Fit
SOUL Fit Challenges: Kids Triathlon, Walking Challenge, Do What Makes Your SOUL Shine, Making Strides Walk
Visit our page: SOUL Fit
Giving back while doing something to benefit our own health and fitness offers our volunteers a win-win. SOUL Fit allows you to choose a physical challenge that works best for you.
Wigs Without Borders®

Wigs Without Borders®
Visit Our Page: Wigs Without Borders®

Wigs Without Borders®, a program created by SOUL RYEDERS, helps provide wigs to women with cancer in developing countries where cancer-related resources are critically lacking. Through our interactions with professionals working in low resource countries, we learned that in certain cultures, cancer is thought to be contagious and women, in particular, are often shunned by their communities once they are diagnosed with cancer. These women, in certain cultures, are considered to have evil spirits, are no longer deemed useful members of their communities or tribes, and are typically treated as outcasts. For these women, wearing a wig is not simply about normalcy or vanity — it can literally alter the course of their lives.

Grant Program Recipients
 
SOUL RYEDERS' Grant Program 
Some of our Partners: Support Connection, Gilda's Club of Westchester, Open Door Family Medical Center, Camp Kesem
Visit Our Page: Our Grant Program

While most non-profits either provide their own programs or award grants to fund initiatives at other organizations, SOUL RYEDERS does both. Rather than duplicate or reinvent an existing program, we use some of our fundraising dollars to support well-developed initiatives at other local cancer support organizations. This enables us to broaden our reach and serve an even larger number of individuals and families affected by cancer. 

MEET OUR CLIENT NAVIGATORS

SANDY SAMBERG

Sandy is a licensed nurse practitioner.

SUSAN MARYNOWSKI

Susan also manages The Wig Exchange.

STACY WEISSBERG

Stacy is a licensed oncology social worker.

“I can handle my diagnosis.  I haven’t cried once yet because of it, but I’m crying from all of the kindness here.  It is touching me in a way I can’t explain.”

“I am beyond grateful for your kindness. You all made a very difficult situation into a hopeful one. The kindness and strength you have exhibited made the journey bearable and I cannot even begin to write how grateful I am. Thank you so much for taking the time to help me on this path and supporting me when I really didn’t have the strength to face this.”