Education Programs


Our workshops provide participants with learning opportunities on a variety of topics related to coping with cancer and improving quality of life.  Education programs are offered at Hope Connections facilities in both Bethesda and Landover, MD, as listed below.   A reservation is required for all educational programs.


Bethesda  - Beaumont House at FASEB (9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814)

To REGISTER call 301-634-7500 or contact us

The following programs will be held at our Bethesda Facility:


Proton Oncology

Wednesday, April 18, 6:30 – 8pm.

Elizabeth Nichols, MD, Clinical Director, Radiation Oncology, UMD School of Medicine will discuss how Proton Therapy, a powerful new tool for treating breast cancer, has the potential to lead to fewer short and long term side effects.




Financial Planning

Wednesday, May 2, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Gary Altman, an estate planning attorney and the Chair of our Board of Directors, will speak on estate and charitable planning after the historic tax law. He will discuss key provisions in the new tax law that impact individuals and businesses, what estate planning needs to be done or revised, and charitable planning opportunities that may be more advantageous as a result of the new tax law.



Look Good Feel Better

Tuesday, May 8, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

A hands-on workshop conducted by cosmetologist Joy Johnson, a volunteer cosmetologist, that includes skin care, makeup application and a demonstration on how to use wigs, scarves and hats. Attendees must be undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment. LGFB is a partnership between the American Cancer Society, Personal Care Products Council and the National Cosmetology Association.




Monday, June 4, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Lara Lattman, MS, CNS, LND, will talk about what foods to eat to optimize health during and after cancer treatment.




Bladder Cancer

Thursday, 6/14. 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Dr. Heather Chalfin from John Hopkins will speak about bladder cancer staging and surgical management. She will also address what to expect during a hospital stay after surgery.





PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY - LANDOVER (8401 Corporate Drive, Suite 100, Landover, MD 20785)

To REGISTER call 240-714-4744 or contact us

The following programs will be held at our Landover Facility:



Thursday, April 19, 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Lara Lattman, MS, CNS, LND, will talk about what foods to eat to optimize health during and after cancer treatment.





Whole Foods Tour

Monday, April 23, 10 – 11 a.m.

Join us for a tour of Whole Foods Market Riverdale Park. Led by a Whole Foods Team Leader, the tour will include a cooking demonstration, discussions on natural vs organic food, seasoning tips, prepared food options and a gift bag for participants. Space is limited to 12. Please RSVP early.





Tuesday, May 22, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Dr. Kachina Smith, Total You Integrative Medicine Center, will talk about acupuncture, how it “works” in conjunction with current treatments and how it is beneficial to cancer patients in general.





Tuesday, June 28, 6:30 – 8pm.

Join Bonita Shelby, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist and 26 year breast cancer thriver for a fun, Do It Yourself (DIY) aromatic activity! You will make a body butter or bath/foot soak using essential oils. During the session, the essential oil cold air diffuser will be wafting an uplifting aroma and you will have the option of enjoying a glass of infused purified water. You can expect all five of your senses to be engaged and heightened.



For a PDF of our program calendar, click here For an interactive calendar of events, click here.