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.

It's Time to Think Pink:
TANGER PINKSTYLE SAVINGS PASS - SHOP & SAVE 25%
October 1- October 31

The 25% Pink Savings Pass is Back!!
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Tanger Outlet at National Harbor has once again chosen Hope Connections to be one of the beneficiaries, along with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the largest private funder of breast cancer and metastatic breast cancer research worldwide.

The 25% Pink Savings Passes can be purchased at Client Services at Tanger, scanning the QR Code posted throughout Tanger Outlets-National Harbor, or you can avoid the crowds and buy yours online anytime!

To purchase online, go to: https://bit.ly/HopeTangerNH.  You will be able to access your card in the following ways:

  1. Immediate use from the registration page, where you can click, view & save your personalized digital card. Repeat access is available by logging in using the email you purchased it with.
  2. An email confirmation is sent to you with a link to your card.
  3. You can download the Tanger App, sign in with the same email used to purchase the card and your card will be available on the home page of the App.

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 Group

October 20 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 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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Caregivers Support Group

October 20 / 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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Mind & Body Classes

Gentle Yoga

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

Wednesdays, 10 – 11 a.m., led by Amy Morrison, RYT-200

These classes combine stretching, breathing, and relaxation exercises to help improve muscle tone, aid in stress management, and promote a sense of well-being.

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Gentle Yoga

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

These classes combine stretching, breathing, and relaxation exercises to help improve muscle tone, aid in stress management, and promote a sense of well-being.

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Breast Cancer and Genetics

October 20 / 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join us in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Drs. Courtney Ackerman and Cynthia Plate (Breast Surgical
Oncology and Genetics/Medical Oncology) will review risk factors, discuss new screening protocols, and what you can do proactively. They will also spend time
talking about advancements in treatments.

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Special Activities

Health Fair At Tanger Outlets-National Harbor

October 23 / 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join our community health care partners and us as we support Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

While you Shop, Support & Save 25% using Tanger’s Pink Savings Pass, Hope Connections will be hosting a variety of health-related services.

Come Join Us!!

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Boo Bingo!

October 29 / 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

No Boo-humbug this Halloween!!
Join us on Friday, October 29th for the second annual Boo Bingo! Registration is $25, which includes a ticket to our prize drawing.
We will have a costume contest, so be sure to wear your Halloween finery! 

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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.