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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All Cancers Support Group

May 20 / 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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Tuesday Morning Bereavement Group

May 21 / 11:00 am - 12:00 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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Gentle Yoga

May 20 / 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Gentle Yoga Mondays, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., led by Amy Morrison, RYT-200 These classes combine stretching, breathing, and relaxation…

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Gentle Yoga

May 20 / 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Gentle Yoga Mondays, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., led by Amy Morrison, RYT-200 These classes combine stretching, breathing, and relaxation…

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Own Your Prostate Health

May 22 / 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Did you know: Prostate cancer affects one in six American men? But when detected early, it is highly treatable.

Join us and our community partner, St. Paul at Oxon Hill for a free screening, PSA test and DRE by Dr. Chile Ahaghotu, a board-certified urologist at MedStar Health.

This event takes place in person at St Paul at Oxon Hill, 6634 St Barnabas Road, Oxon Hill, MD 20745

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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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Special Activities

Hope Chest Boutique

May 22 / 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

May 29 / 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.