Education Programs


Our workshops provide participants with learning opportunities on a variety of topics related to coping with cancer and improving quality of life. Unless otherwise noted, education programs are presented at the Hope Connections facility in Bethesda, MD. A reservation is required for all educational programs.

To register call 301-634-7500 or contact us


Moving Forward

Mondays, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 6 —8pm. The completion of cancer treatment is often accompanied by new concerns.
Questions about safe exercise, dietary issues and unforeseen physical and emotional issues present at a time when
one’s medical support team has begun to disband. This four week course is designed to provide support and guidance for those up to 24 months post treatment.

 Must commit to attend all classes. Space is limited.


Date Night for Couples

Friday, August 7, 6 — 8 p.m. Lois & Tom Sumser, LCSW-C’s, will facilitate a couples’ discussion about their cancer experiences including difficulty with communication and emotional intimacy.



Lymphoma Treatment & Therapy Advances

Wednesday, August 12, 6:30 — 8 p.m. Dr. Roschewski will discuss how emerging therapies available for lymphoma arechanging the landscape of how patients are being treated. He will also highlight some advances on how patients are being monitored during and after therapy.


Look Good Feel Better

Tuesday, September 1 , 1 — 3 p.m. LGFB is a hands-on workshop conducted by volunteer cosmetologist Caprese Hayes. It includes skin care, makeup application and a demonstration on how to use wigs, scarves and hats to help a woman cope with the side effects of cancer treatment. Patients 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.


Surviving Bladder Cancer: Which Surgery is Right for Me?



Wednesday, September 16, 6:30 — 8p.m. Dr Armine Smith will discuss various urinary diversion techniques and bladder conservation.


Laughter Is the Best Medicine

Monday, September 21, 6:30 — 8p.m. 

Nira Berry CEO of LaughingRx will discuss how happiness can improve health, as well as lead laughing exercises and conduct guided visualization to help you learn how to use laughter to not only improve your outlook but also possibly your health.