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.

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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Caregivers Support Group

May 29 / 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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

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Advanced Cancer Group

May 30 / 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This professionally facilitated support group is for individuals diagnosed with metastatic 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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Mind/Body Boxing

May 30 / 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Eric Govan (Professional boxer, Master Trainer, Founder at Mind/Body Boxing), will teach you to heighten your mental, physical and spiritual strength through boxing fitness, yoga and meditation.

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Strength & Balance

May 31 / 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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Young Adult Hot Topics/ Build Your Best Brain: Promoting Brain Health During and After Chemotherapy

June 3 / 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

“Chemo brain” is a term used to describe difficulties with word-finding and memory, often experienced during and after chemotherapy.

Jessica Parker, M.A., CCC-SLP is a licensed speech-language pathologist. She will discuss the benefits of cognitive rehabilitation, and give you tips for making small changes to your daily routine that will have a big impact on your thinking skills and brain health.

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Reiki –n- Recipes

June 5 / 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn nourishing self-care recipes infused with reiki energy. Plus enjoy relaxing group Reiki.  Dress comfortably and bring your favorite beverage!

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Special Activities

Hope Chest Boutique

June 5 / 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our Boutique features new and gently used women’s clothing and accessories with 100% of our sales going to support the free and professionally led programs offered at Hope Connections. These special programs have been designed to help people with cancer and their loved ones deal with the emotional and physical impact of cancer.

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Hope Chest Boutique

June 12 / 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our Boutique features new and gently used women’s clothing and accessories with 100% of our sales going to support the free and professionally led programs offered at Hope Connections. These special programs have been designed to help people with cancer and their loved ones deal with the emotional and physical impact of cancer.

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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!

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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.