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Breast Cancer Support Groups and Events

The Johns Hopkins Breast Center offers support groups and special events across several hospital locations as well as other off-site locations to provide patients, families, caregivers, and friends an opportunity to connect with one another and learn how to cope with the various steps throughout the breast cancer journey. Specific event details are listed below:

Support Groups

Women in Treatment 
Wednesdays | August 13, and September 10, 2014 | 6-8 p.m. | Free | Sibley Renaissance Building, Patient Services Conference Room
This ongoing, monthly support group for women in treatment for breast cancer includes the opportunity to learn relaxation techniques, imagery and cognitive coping skills to enhance stress management.
To register or for more information contact Margie Stohner, LICSW at 202-686-6335 or at

Young Adults with Cancer Support Group

Tuesdays | July 22, OFF IN AUGUST, and September 23 | meets fourth Tuesday of each month | 4-5:00 p.m. | Free | Sibley Renaissance Building, Sullivan Breast Center 
This ongoing monthly support group is designed for any cancer survivor in their 20s or 30s. The group provides a place where patients can meet with others going through similar experiences and gain support and friendship. Free parking provided.
To register or get more information, call Liz Carrino-Tamasi, MSW at 202-243-2274. 


Yoga for Women Cancer Survivors
Mondays | 7-8:15 p.m. | $7.00 per class, scholarships available | Sibley Medical Building, Conference Room 2
Weekly meditative, gentle and restorative yoga using mindful movement, balance and breathing techniques to help women with a history of cancer to reduce anxiety, improve quality of life, and regain sense of self. Instructor Amy Dara Hochberg is experienced with teaching cancer survivors. Participants may join the group at any time, and no experience is necessary. 
To register visit or contact Pam Goetz at 202-243-2320 or at


Cooking for Your Health

Thursday, July 31 | 6 - 8 p.m.| Free| Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Medicine Education Center

Attend this live cooking demonstraton by Diane Callaway. This is a free breast cancer survivor's community program to support induviduals in active or post-treatment. Light refreshments will be served and parking is free. 

To register or get more information contact Cathi at 410-550-6690 or

Tuesday, September 30 | 2-3:30 p.m. 
Lynda McIntyre, RD, LD, Oncology Dietitian Specialist, will lead a guided supermarket tour focusing on foods that are beneficial during and after cancer treatment. She will share shopping tips and healthy cooking advice while you sample food provided by Whole Foods. Have fun while you gain valuable information! Open to cancer survivors and their family members.
Registration required; visit or call 301-896-3939.

Meditation & Mindfulness: Tools for Alleviating Stress Post Cancer Diagnosis

Every Thursday | 7-8 p.m. | Free | Sibley Medical Building, Conference Room 4 | Second Floor
Join other cancer survivors to learn about and practice a relaxation technique that focuses on breathing. Facilitated by Ashley Nunn, MA. This practice has been shown to be effective in reducing stress, anxiety and loneliness and in improving sleep and boosting the immune system. No prior experience required.  Family members and caregivers welcome.
To register or for more information, contact Pam Goetz at 202-243-2320 or at

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