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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Caregivers Support Group

January 19 / 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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Bereavement Support Group

January 20 / 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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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Pink Ribbon Pilates

January 20 / 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

This class is designed for cancer survivors. Healthy lifestyle and positive body image are part of the experience as participants are challenged to regain strength and mobility.

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Strength & Balance

January 21 / 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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Death & Dying Conversations

January 19 / 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

While most of us are comfortable talking about Life, many of us shy away from death & dying conversations. Join guest speaker, Dr. Anna Maria Izquierdo, a palliative care doctor with Care For Your Health, Inc, Palliative Medicine Consultants of Greater Washington LLC, for a conversation on end-of-life care. This will be an interactive discussion.

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Newly Diagnosed

January 25 / 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The New Normal Support Group provides a safe space to be with others who truly “get” what you are going through and can offer valuable understanding and insight. This is a 4-session group designed for individuals diagnosed with cancer within the last 6 months and their caregivers.*  *Caregivers are welcome.

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Special Activities

Celebration of Hope Gala

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

2022 Virtual Celebration of Hope Gala
Thursday, March 17
https://bit.ly/HopeGala22

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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.