Hope Connections fills an unmet need in DC, Maryland, and Virginia by providing, in a homelike setting, free programs of support, education, and hope for people with cancer and their loved ones. Hospital support groups focus on those under clinical care or just out of treatment; but as survival rates for cancer improve, more people need emotional support long after treatment is complete. At HC, support groups for individuals with cancer and their caregivers are available for as long as the participant requires. Educational workshops, stress reduction programs, and mind-body activities like yoga, pink pilates, and meditation, along with social gatherings around celebrations like Cinco de Mayo or the Super Bowl, are a real lifeline. As one participant put it, “HC is the glue that holds my life together.” Your generous contribution is another kind of good glue.