Let’s face it… cancer is a life-changing disease that has the potential to wreak havoc on anyone it touches- patient, caregiver, family & even close friends.
What is Hope Connections for Cancer Support?
If you live in the greater Washington DC area, check out Hope Connections for Cancer Support – they help people with cancer (regardless of age or type of cancer) and their loved ones deal with the emotional and physical toll that comes with a cancer diagnosis.
Located in Bethesda, MD, Hope Connections offers the following FREE support services:
- Professionally-facilitated support groups for individuals with any type of cancer; separate support groups for caregivers, family & friends
- Professionally-facilitated monthly support groups for bladder cancer (one of 7 regularly held groups in the country); breast cancer; lung cancer, ovarian/gyn cancers; and one just for young adults with cancer
- Educational workshops led by top oncology professionals
- Stress reduction & mind-body programs such as yoga, pilates, guided meditation, knitting & more
- Nutrition counseling
******* UPCOMING WORKSHOP “Helping Your Kids Cope with Your Cancer Diagnosis” – Monday, February 11, 6:00—7:30 p.m. Prepare and strengthen your children by nurturing skills that will help them cope with your diagnosis. Psychiatrist Stephen Hersh, Director of the Medical Illness Counseling Center will offer guidance to help you navigate this challenging time. *******
Read more about the wide variety of available cancer support services.