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Dear Community,

I have a story to share with you. 

A few months ago, we received a call from a woman recently diagnosed with cancer, but she was not specifically looking for support from SOUL RYEDERS. She explained that during the past few months of treatment she had been doing jigsaw puzzles as a way to focus herself on days that she was not feeling well. It felt good to accomplish something while being isolated from others and not really wanting to do much of anything.

One day while she was shopping for puzzles at a nearby bookstore, she met a woman who was there in search of something to do while she, too, was undergoing cancer treatments. After a brief chat, she bought a puzzle for her new acquaintance. This encounter spurred her to find an organization who would benefit from a donation of puzzles. SOUL RYEDERS was mentioned to her by a friend so she reached out. Ultimately, she made a donation of 40 puzzles for our client care packages.

This woman’s inspired action has stuck with me. There are days when the work we do can feel hard and discouraging. Your contribution - by volunteering your time, sharing your skills or donating funds - on a daily basis, provides unending inspiration for our team. 


Right now, our TieTheTownPink campaign ribbons are covering towns around Westchester County and out on Long Island. All of our volunteers who have been tying ribbons have the biggest smiles and the best of hearts. We are beyond grateful for your efforts. While the ribbons are pink, we emphasize our support for those with every type of cancer and ask that you too help spread the word and educate those close to you on the importance of regular health screenings to bolster the impact.


It is amazing how inspiration can come in so many forms and I hope this update has lifted your spirits as a reminder of the incredible community we are all part of.

As always, if you or someone you know could use our programs and services, please share our new client form with them so they can contact us for support.

Thank you for inspiring me,

Heidi Kitlas
Executive Director

Please feel free to reach out to me directly at heidi@soulryeders.org.





A Night Out at Garcia's with Night Owl & Pao Pao:
Night Owl and Pao Pao will join forces on Thursday, Oct. 20th to play a great show for music lovers. Bring friends to Garcia's, an incredible venue for live music in Westchester - a percentage of the night's cover charges will be donated to SOUL RYEDERS. More details



Be Involved with SOUL RYEDERS

Workshops and classes provide valuable tools for your body and mind along with the supportive environment that comes from a group setting (even virtually!). A dedicated team of compassionate facilitators, who are experts in their fields, provide strategies and daily practices to revitalize the mind and body. Our Fall Program Schedule

Be Involved with SOUL RYEDERS

Volunteers are an invaluable resource to SOUL RYEDERS. Opportunities exist for making care package deliveries and many other projects. Open to all ages. Sign up here.

Be Involved with SOUL RYEDERS

SOUL RYEDERS is here to provide resources and emotional support to those affected by cancer and those who support them every day. We are able to do this because we have dedicated donors like you. Make a donation today. 



SOUL RYEDERS' 2021 Annual Report will be published shortly. We look forward to sharing highlights of the last fiscal year with all of you.


In collaboration with the Westchester Jewish Community Services, we hope you will join us for the  The F.A.C.T.: Facing Advanced Care Together workshop on December 6, 12:00 - 1:30pm. This is an online program aimed to promote conversations about advanced care planning. Open to all.


Coming soon! Thanks to the donors of the Wig Gallery campaign, we are in the process of re-envisioning this tool to provide our clients with ease of accessibility while choosing a wig and connecting with our volunteer Wig Advisors. 


Get in Touch: soul@soulryeders.org | 914-412-4884

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