No One Should Face Cancer Alone.

Our free, professionally led programs for people with cancer and their loved ones deal with the emotional and physical impact of cancer. Come to Hope Connections in Bethesda, Landover, or online for emotional support, education, wellness, and hope.

Welcome to Hope Connections

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What to Expect

How does it feel to join Hope Connections? For many, it's like coming home.

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How to Get Started

If you're ready to start your journey with us, sign up for orientation!

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Participate in Our Programs

Finding out what's offered at Hope is easy!

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Attend Our Events

We have so many fun events you can attend to support Hope Connections or just to socialize!

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Is Hope Connections Right for You?

Hear personal stories from actual Hope Connections participants, then click below to learn more about getting started.

User Stories

Our participants say it best. Learn from people with cancer and their caregivers how we can help you.

Our programs are free. Your donations make this happen!

Become part of our community, whether or not you have cancer.  Learn how you can help Hope Connections ensure that those with cancer get the support, caring, and compassion they need.

Join Our Programs

See some examples of the programs we provide.

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All Cancers Support Group

March 1 / 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This professionally facilitated support group is for individuals diagnosed with any type of cancer. Learn new ways of coping and connect with others who are going through a similar experience.

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Bereavement Support Group

March 2 / 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This professionally facilitated support group is for individuals who have lost a loved one to cancer.  Learn new ways of coping and connect with others who are going through a similar experience.

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Mind & Body Classes

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Strength & Balance

February 26 / 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Kym Sevilla, Certified Medical Exercise Specialist, will lead you in an unique exercise class designed to improve your strength, balance and posture, as well as your sense of well-being! All levels of fitness are welcome. Chairs available.

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Knitting, Stitch, and Chat

February 26 / 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Kathryn Winsberg, with 42 years of knitting experience and endless patience, leads this weekly group. In addition to knitting, lovers of all forms of stitch craft and handiwork are welcome to attend. Experience is not required.

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Understanding Cancer Clinical Trials and Research 

March 8 / 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

When it comes to the language of science and medicine, there is no Rosetta Stone. Bill Hearl, Ph.D. will attempt to provide some guidance on how to navigate through all the jargon in order to help you understand the many types of cancer – related articles and websites on the Internet.

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Medical Marijuana

March 30 / 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Dr. Wilfredo Gamez, MD and Clinical Director of Peake ReLeaf specializes in the fields of aging and addiction to medicine.  Dr. Gamez will present on the basics of medical cannabis, including how medical cannabis works and how medical cannabis can be utilized to alleviate symptoms associated with cancer. He will also explain how to become a medical cannabis patient in Maryland.

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Special Activities

Celebration of Hope

March 17 / 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

An evening to celebrate fifteen years of providing
free programs of emotional support, education, wellness and hope for people with cancer and their loved ones.
To register, visit: https://bit.ly/Celebration2021

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Closed – Federal Holiday

May 31

Hope Connections Closed – Federal Holiday

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Partners and Sponsorships

These caring individuals and businesses provide us with vital support. We work hard to make participation a valuable and enjoyable experience!

Prince George's Grants County Council — Hope Connections

Amy Weinberg & Norbert Hornstein

Clark Winchcole Foundation — Hope Connections
Hexagon — Hope Connections
Glassman Wealth Services, LLC — Hope Connections

William & Maureen Hearl

King & Spalding — Hope Connections
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Resources for Medical Professionals

We are here to help you treat the whole patient!  We supplement clinical treatment with a range of programs, all offered free of charge.