Events & Programs

Below is a listing of upcoming events and programs targeted specifically toward Young Adult Cancer Survivors in the DC area. All programs listed are for young adults with any type of cancer unless specifically indicated in the listing.

If you have an event that you’d like to see listed, please email erin@smithcenter.org.

General YA Cancer Support Groups

Young Adult Cancer Support Group: Meets on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from 5:00-6:30pm. Hosted at Smith Center’s offices in Washington, DC, but currently meeting virtually.

Young Adults with Cancer Support Group: Meets on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Hosted at the Hope Connections office in Bethesda, MD, but currently meeting virtually.

Young Adult Cancer Support Group: Meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 7:00-8:30pm. Hosted at the Life with Cancer Family Center in Fairfax, VA, but currently meeting virtually.

AYA Support Group: Meets on the 1st Monday of the month from 8:00-9:00pm. Hosted at the Wellness House of Annapolis in Annapolis, MD, but currently meeting virtually.

AYA Support Group: Meets on the 3rd Monday of the month from 6:30-8:00pm. Hosted at the Ulman Foundation in Baltimore, MD, but currently meeting virtually.

Young Adult Caregiver Support Groups

Young Adult Cancer Caregiver Support Group: Meets on the 1st Sunday of the month from 5:00-6:30pm. Hosted at Smith Center’s offices in Washington, DC, but currently meeting virtually.

Young Adult Breast Cancer Support Groups

Monthly Young Women with Breast Cancer Support Groups: Three separate monthly groups offered.

Meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month from 6:00-7:30pm. Currently meeting virtually.

Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8:00pm. Currently meeting virtually.

Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 5:30-7:00pm. Currently meeting virtually.

Young Adults with Metastatic Breast Cancer Healing Circle: Meets alternately on the 2nd Friday from 11:00am-1:00pm and the 2nd Thursday from 6:00-8:00pm. Hosted at Smith Center’s offices in Washington, DC, but currently meeting virtually.

Young Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group: Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 5:30-7:00pm. Hosted at the Life with Cancer Family Center in Fairfax, VA, but currently meeting virtually.

Young Adult Blood Cancer Support Groups

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Young Adult Group: Meets on the final Monday of the month from 7:00-8:00pm.

Other Young Adult Cancer Support Groups

Healing Circle for Moms with Cancer: Meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:30-7:30pm. Hosted at Smith Center’s offices in Washington, DC, but currently meeting virtually.

Healing Circle for Fertility: Meets on the 2nd Monday of the month from 6:30-7:30pm. Hosted at Smith Center’s offices in Washington, DC, but currently meeting virtually.

Latina Young Cancer Survivors (LYCS): Grupo de Apoyo para mujeres latinas jóvenes con diagnostico de cáncer de Nueva Vida. Held the first Thursday of the month from 6:00-7:30pm. Hosted by Nueva Vida. Contact Claudia Campos for more information: ccampos@nueva-vida.org

Young Adult Cancer Social Events

Young Adult Social Night: Meets on the 4th Friday of the month from 6:00-7:00/7:30pm. Includes activities such as games, trivia, and cook-a-longs. Hosted at Smith Center’s offices in Washington, DC, but currently meeting virtually.

Where Young Adults Meet: Ulman Foundation hosts monthly social events for AYAs with cancer. Check out their website for more information on upcoming events.

Groups for Teens with Cancer

Monthly Art Therapy for Teens in Treatment Group (ages 13-18): Meets on the 4th Monday of the month from 4:00-5:30pm. Currently meeting virtually.

Monthly Adolescent and Young Adult Group (ages 16-24): Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 7:00-8:00pm. Currently meeting virtually. To register contact Cathy Bottrell at cathy.bottrell@inova.org.

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