Events

Hope Connections' events are as eclectic as the people who attend them.  Whether they are a fundraising activity to raise funds to support our free programs, a special education program or mind/body retreat, or a participant potluck, all provide an opportunity for people to come together with the common goal of improving the quality of life of those affected by cancer in our community.

April
04/03
Educational Program
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Acupuncture has attracted widespread interest from the medical community as a viable treatment option. Jonathan Gilbert will give a presentation on the use of Acupuncture in the treatment of Chemotherapy Induced... MORE >
04/11
Educational Program
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Adrian Redd will be talking about the consumer health insurance appeals rights, the appeals process and how HEAU can assist consumers who have billing disputes with their health care provider... MORE >
04/13
Educational Program
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Dr. McConkey, Director, Bladder Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins will describe new discoveries related to bladder cancer and how they are changing the way patients are being treated for the... MORE >
04/20
Special Activity
10 - 11:30 AM
Join us for Restore: Movement for Health led by dance instructor Cynthia Word. RESTORE classes are a unique combination of seated breath work with gentle stretching movements, leading to standing... MORE >
04/22
Special Activity
10 am - 1:30 pm
Treat yourself to a half day of relaxation and rejuvenation…. a bit of interior spring cleaning. Choose from a menu of mind/body programs from energy work to meditation and more.... MORE >
04/25
Educational Program
6:30 - 8:00 pm
BRCA1/2 and BEYOND...Since 2013, there have been major changes in cancer genetics that reflect a better understanding of the genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Dr. Rebecca Kaltman,... MORE >
04/28
Fundraising Event
all day
Are you a runner who would like to raise money to support Hope Connections’ programs? We are recruiting teams and/or individual runners (we will place you on a team) to... MORE >
May
05/02
Educational Program
6:30 - 8 pm
Brooke Hatfield, MS, CCC-SLP, Medstar will discuss how “Chemo Brain” is a real but manageable problem that can occur before, during and after cancer treatment.... MORE >
05/05
Special Activity
6 - 8:00 pm
This is a chance to dress up and have a lovely evening with friends without worrying about just being just one, instead of two. Buy yourself a knock out dress from... MORE >
05/08
Educational Program
10 am - 12 pm
A hands-on workshop conducted by volunteer cosmetologist Erika Manso, that includes skin care, makeup application and a demonstration on how to use wigs, scarves and hats. Attendees must be undergoing... MORE >
05/10
Educational Program
6:30 - 8 pm
Attorney Bill Day will talk about the rights of cancer patients under the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. With state and local laws often differing,... MORE >
05/16
Educational Program
6:30 - 8 pm
Certified Clinical Aromatherapist Bonita Shelby will share the supportive qualities of certain essential oils proven as helpful for the physical body, mind and spirit. She will also discuss historical and current... MORE >
June
06/05
Educational Program
6:30 - 8 pm
Emily Perlman, MS, BCB, PC, SMC-C, therapist at the Brain Wellness and Biofeedback Center of Washington will discuss how biofeedback can reduce the stress reaction, lessen anxiety and improve mood... MORE >
06/06
Educational Program
6:30 - 8 pm
Lara Lattman, MS, CNS, LND, will talk about what foods to eat to optimize health during and after cancer treatment.... MORE >
06/13
Educational Program
1 - 3 pm
This is a hands-on workshop conducted by volunteer cosmetologist Joy Johnson.  It includes skin care, makeup application and a demonstration on how to use wigs, scarves and hats to help... MORE >
06/14
Educational Program
6:30 - 8 pm
Registered Dietitian Margaret McDowell, PhD, MPH, RD will speak about creative ways to incorporate nutritious foods when preparing tasty salads and snacks. She will also highlight important food safety considerations... MORE >
06/22
Fundraising Event
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Looking for a fun evening out while supporting Hope Connections? Come to Bowlmor Lanes in Bethesda. You can form your own team or we’ll place you on a team. Bowl... MORE >