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10:00am

Body Conditioning ( Zoom)

Total Body Conditioning 2022 ( Zoom)

Designed for all levels, TBC, combines aerobic conditioning with strength training and balance elements, to keep your fitness routine fresh. Don’t have weights, no problem! Water bottles, body weight or cans of soup will do the trick. Registration is required.

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11:00am

Cardio Drum ONLINE ( Zoom)

Cardio Drumming - ONLINE ( Zoom)

ONLINE ATTENDANCE: An energetic, full-body workout that’s just plain fun! You don’t need drumsticks or drums, just enthusiasm, and a willingness to move! Plan to substitute plastic kitchen utensils in lieu of drumsticks or, just use your arms. Registration is required, you are registering for ONLINE ATTENDANCE

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11:00am

Cardio Drum INPERS (FC)

Cardio Drumming IN PERSON (FC)

IN PERSON ATTENDANCE: An energetic, full-body workout that’s just plain fun! You don’t need drumsticks or drums, just enthusiasm, and a willingness to move! Plan to substitute plastic kitchen utensils in lieu of drumsticks or, just use your arms. Registration is required, you are registering for IN PERSON ATTENDANCE

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1:00pm

Buff Bones ( Zoom)

Buff Bones - Daytime ( Zoom)

Fun and functional, this workout helps build stronger bones as well as tone and fine-tune major muscle groups for strength and total-body conditioning. You’ll build strength by performing different types of movements using hand weights, bands, exercise balls and body weight. You may substitute water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice for weights. Registration is required.

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1:00pm

Breast Surg Pre-Op ( Zoom)

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class ( Zoom)

If you are scheduled for a mastectomy, mastectomy with reconstruction or lumpectomy with reconstruction this educational class will help you prepare for surgery. You will receive an overview of what to expect from our oncology nurse navigator. Learn what you need to know before, during and after breast cancer surgery: node biopsy, managing drains and discomfort, bathing, moving comfortably, prosthesis and more. Family/friends welcome. Registration required. Zoom links are sent to registrants the day of the class.

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2:30pm

Chillaxation ONLIN ( Zoom)

Chillaxation - ONLINE ( Zoom)

ONLINE ATTENDANCE: With the use of props for support, you'll hold poses for longer periods of time allowing for deeper relaxation and release. Gentle stretches, breath work and guided meditation deepen your practice. If you don't have these props at home, pillows, blankets and towels can be substituted. Registration is required, you are registering ONLINE ATTENDANCE.

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2:30pm

Chillaxation INPER (FC)

Chillaxation IN PERSON (FC)

IN PERSON ATTENDANCE With the use of props for support, you will hold poses for longer periods of time allowing for deeper relaxation and release. Gentle stretches, breath work and guided meditation deepen your practice. If you dont have these props at home, pillows, blankets and towels can be substituted. Registration is required, you are registering IN PERSON ATTENDANCE.

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5:30pm

Breast Ca in Lo Co (ILH)

Loudoun Breast Cancer Support Group-IN PERSON 2022 (ILH)

Breast Cancer Support Group For women diagnosed with stage 0-3 breast cancer who are no more than 2 years out of active treatment. **Please Note: This group will be held in Person at Inova Loudoun Hospital Life with Cancer Center*

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6:30pm

Yoga Sculpt ( Zoom)

Yoga Sculpt ( Zoom)

Yoga Sculpt combines yoga, light weight training, core work and cardio, for a full body wor kout. It is designed to help tone and strengthen muscles, and improve balance and overall fitness.Have a small towel and water available. Registration is required.

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6:30pm

Melanoma Group ( Zoom)

Melanoma Support Group ( Zoom)

Patient and family members are invited to come together to discuss the challenges, and experiences following a Melanoma diagnosis. Registration is required. This group is facilitated by Kelly Conen Jablonski, LCSW.

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9:30am

Lymph Yoga IN PERS (FC)

Lymphatic Flow Yoga IN PERSON (FC)

IN PERSON ATTENDANCE: Lymphatic Yoga is a moderately-paced class that can increase circulation, and blood flow, and support the lymphatic drainage process. Using a combination of yoga flow, static holds, and gravity, this class is accessible for all levels using props to explore modifications and increase your confidence. Learn more about your immune system and techniques to use in your daily life. Registration is required, you are registering to participate IN PERSON.

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9:30am

Lymph Yoga IN PERS (Fairfax)

Lymphatic Flow Yoga IN PERSON (Fairfax)

IN PERSON ATTENDANCE: Lymphatic Yoga is a moderately-paced class that can increase circulation, and blood flow, and support the lymphatic drainage process. Using a combination of yoga flow, static holds, and gravity, this class is accessible for all levels using props to explore modifications and increase your confidence. Learn more about your immune system and techniques to use in your daily life. Registration is required, you are registering to participate IN PERSON.

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10:30am

Zumba Gold ( Zoom)

Zumba Gold ( Zoom)

Easy to follow choreography that promotes balance, range of motion, and coordination. Come prepared to sweat! Registration is required.

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1:30pm

Tai Chi ( Zoom)

Tai Chi - Zoom ( Zoom)

This ancient practice embodies China's most profound concepts and principles of health and movement. Based on softness and awareness (rather than force and resistance) it has been recognized for thousands of years as both a method of self-cultivation and form of self-defense. Practiced at a slow and even speed, Tai Chi promotes relaxation, straight posture, and balance. This class will teach basic movements. Registration is required.

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8:30am

Love the Mat ( Zoom)

Love the Mat ( Zoom)

Love the Mat: Take a different position on strength and join Stacey on the floor for thirty minutes of flexibility and a total body workout. Being able to get down on the floor, on all fours, and on your back is necessary. A good mat or comfy carpet to lie on is essential and weights are optional.

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1:00pm

Cardio & Core ( Zoom)

Cardio & Core 2021-22 ( Zoom)

Using your own body weight and light resistance, this class will help build endurance, and stamina, whilst strengthening all the muscles that make up your core. If you’re looking to get your heart and total body stronger, this class is for you! If you do not have weights at home you may substitute with water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice. Registration is required

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1:00pm

Breast Surg Pre-Op ( Zoom)

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class ( Zoom)

If you are scheduled for a mastectomy, mastectomy with reconstruction or lumpectomy with reconstruction this educational class will help you prepare for surgery. You will receive an overview of what to expect from our oncology nurse navigator. Learn what you need to know before, during and after breast cancer surgery: node biopsy, managing drains and discomfort, bathing, moving comfortably, prosthesis and more. Family/friends welcome. Registration required. Zoom links are sent to registrants the day of the class.

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1:00pm

Art Therapy - IP (FC)

Healing Through Art Therapy - IN PERSON (FC)

Experience the power of your creativity through art therapy, relaxation, and mindfulness! Join us as we engage in the creative process, socially distanced and masked. No prior artistic experience is necessary, just a willingness to explore and be a part of a supportive and creative community. Facilitator: Jane Woo, MA, ATR-BC. Registration is required.

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3:00pm

Osteoblast ( Zoom)

Osteoblast ( Zoom)

This class is the more advanced version of Buff Bones. Sixty minutes in length, this class will address the mind and body with breathwork and flow from lower body to upper body to the floor followed by a cool down. Weight-bearing exercises will be performed. Please have a set of weights or resistance bands that are appropriate for your fitness level (light to medium). Participants must be able to work from the floor. Modifications for various conditions and fitness levels will be provided.

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6:00pm

FO Head and Neck ( Zoom)

Head and Neck Cancer Group - FO ( Zoom)

This group is open to patients, survivors and loved ones impacted by a diagnosis of head and neck cancer. Join us to connect with and learn from one another while discussing the challenges of diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. If attending for the first time please contact maureen.broderick@inova.org Facilitators: Amy Bohnslav, RN, OCN and Maureen Broderick, LCSW, OSW-C.

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6:45pm

Evening Gentle Yog ( Zoom)

Evening Gentle Yoga, FC ( Zoom)

Note: Blending gentle movement, breathing and relaxation you'll learn movements that stretch, strengthen, relax muscles and increase stamina and flexibility. Instructor: Anita Mahava. Please bring a blanket and a small towel. Masks are required. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class. Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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10:00am

Body Conditioning ( Zoom)

Total Body Conditioning 2022 ( Zoom)

Designed for all levels, TBC, combines aerobic conditioning with strength training and balance elements, to keep your fitness routine fresh. Don’t have weights, no problem! Water bottles, body weight or cans of soup will do the trick. Registration is required.

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11:00am

Meditation & Image ( Zoom)

Meditation &Guided Imagery - 2022 ( Zoom)

Guided imagery can quickly calm your body whilst simultaneously relaxing your mind. Gentle stretches, breathwork, and guided meditation deepen your practice. If you don't have props at home, pillows, blankets, and towels can be substituted. Registration is required.

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12:00pm

Prostate Nutrition ( Zoom)

Nutrition During Prostate Cancer Radiation ( Zoom)

This class is intended for patients who are about to start or are currently undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer. We will discuss common side effects of pelvic radiation and nutritional strategies for managing them. Opportunity for Q&A at the end of class. Registration is required, zoom links will be sent to registrants close to the day of program and not at the time of registration.

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1:00pm

Yoga Sculpt ( Zoom)

Yoga Sculpt ( Zoom)

Yoga Sculpt combines yoga, light weight training, core work and cardio, for a full body wor kout. It is designed to help tone and strengthen muscles, and improve balance and overall fitness.Have a small towel and water available. Registration is required.

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5:30pm

Young Metastatic ( Zoom)

Young Adults with Metastatic Breast Cancer FO 2022 ( Zoom)

Young adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s with metastatic breast cancer are invited to meet with others in a supportive environment to learn how to best navigate survivorship. If attending for the first time call Maureen Broderick 703-391-4180. Registration required. Zoom link will be sent to registrant the day of session.

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7:00pm

Zumba -Zoom ( Zoom)

Zumba ( Zoom)

Zumba combines slow and fasat rhythms with resistance training, while toning the body and cardiovascular system. Adding some Latin flavor and enthusiasm to the mix, it can help to lift your mood and improve your general sense of wellbeing. Registration is required.

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11:00am

Joyful Belly Dance ( Zoom)

Joyful Belly Dance ( Zoom)

Immerse yourself in the music, rhythms, patterns, and pure joy of Middle Eastern belly dance! Learn shimmies, belly rolls, undulations, isolations, and more as you feel your body getting stronger, more relaxed, and more limber. Belly dance is an amazing workout, a ton of fun, and absolutely beautiful! Wear comfortable clothing and bare feet. Registration is required.

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11:00am

Drop in MBCR ( Zoom)

Drop In MBCR ( Zoom)

For those that completed the 6-session Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery Program. This monthly meditation group is designed to support continued learning from MBCR Series. Registration is required. Zoom links sent closer to the day of program and not at the time of registration. Facilitator: Cheryl Hughes, LCSW

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1:00pm

Drop in Journaling ( Zoom)

Drop in Monthly Journaling Class ( Zoom)

If you have taken a journaling workshop offered by Deborah Ross, then continue the journey with a monthly writing group.   Writing prompts from a variety of sources will be offered along with technique refreshers.   Each month will have a different theme. * You must have taken a previous writing workshop to attend this drop in.

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1:00pm

Pancreatic Sup Gr ( Zoom)

Pancreatic Cancer Support Group - 2022 FO ( Zoom)

Join us as we explore ways to learn to live with pancreatic cancer and the many questions and challenges that come along with diagnosis and treatment. For patients only. Registration is required, Zoom link sent out close the day of class and not at the time of registration. Facilitators Karen Archer, MSW, LCSW, OSWC and Mary-Kay Mecca, RN, BSN, OCN

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1:00pm

Chair Yoga ( Zoom)

Chair Yoga ( Zoom)

Chair Yoga is a gentle class adapting yoga poses with a chair. This class cultivates awareness and deep relaxation through meditation, breathwork, and gentle stretches all without the stress of getting up and down off the floor. The chair is used for seated postures and meditation and also for greater stability in standing and balance postures. You will also learn techniques to calm the mind and body that can be practiced anywhere. All levels and abilities are welcome.

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2:00pm

Mind Over Matter ( Zoom)

Mind Over Matter - 11/9 thru 12/14 2022 2:00 pm ( Zoom)

Learn tips and tools to handle the big feelings that often come after a cancer diagnosis. This 5-week class can help you deal with the fears, worries, and sadness that come up for many people. You will learn new tools each week, so please plan to attend for all five weeks. Facilitators: Carmen Hilton, MSW, LCSW, Durene LeFlouria, LCSW, and Michelle Ferretti, LCSW, OSW-C. Registration is required. Zoom link may be sent closer to date of class and not at the time of registration. Note that the class will not meet on November 23rd.

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Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

2:30pm

Yoga Nidra ( Zoom)

Yoga Nidra Mindfulness Meditation ( Zoom)

Experience deeper levels of relaxation with this meditative practice that can be done lying down or seated. This meditation is for all levels and no experience is required. Blankets, pillows, and towels may be used as supportive props. Registration is required.

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3:15pm

Tai Chi - Level I ( Zoom)

Tai Chi - Level I ONLINE ( Zoom)

ONLINE ATTENDANCE: This ancient practice embodies China's most profound concepts and principles of health and movement. Based on softness and awareness (rather than force and resistance) it has been recognized for thousands of years as both a method of self-cultivation and a form of self-defense. Practiced at a slow and even speed, Tai Chi promotes relaxation, straight posture, and balance. This class will teach basic movements. Registration is required, you are registering for ONLINE ATTENDANCE.

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3:15pm

TaiChi 1 IN PERSON (FC)

Tai Chi - Level I - IN PERSON (FC)

IN PERSON ATTENDANCE: This ancient practice embodies Chinas most profound concepts and principles of health and movement. Based on softness and awareness rather than force and resistance it has been recognized for thousands of years as both a method of self-cultivation and a form of self-defense. Practiced at a slow and even speed, Tai Chi promotes relaxation, straight posture, and balance. This class will teach basic movements. Registration is required, you are registering for IN PERSON ATTENDANCE.

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3:45pm

Tai Chi Level II ( Zoom)

Tai Chi Level II - ONLINE ( Zoom)

ONLINE ATTENDANCE: This ancient practice embodies China's most profound concepts and principles of health and movement. Based on softness and awareness (rather than force and resistance) it has been recognized for thousands of years as both a method of self-cultivation and form of self-defense. Practiced at a slow and even speed, Tai Chi promotes relaxation, straight posture, and balance. This class will teach basic movements. Registration is required, you are registering for ONLINE ATTENDANCE. This class is designed for people that have learned some of the basic movements and are ready for some advancement in their practice.

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3:45pm

TaiChi 2 IN PERSON (FC)

Tai Chi Level II - IN PERSON (FC)

IN PERSON ATTENDANCE: This ancient practice embodies Chinas most profound concepts and principles of health and movement. Based on softness and awareness rather than force and resistance it has been recognized for thousands of years as both a method of self-cultivation and form of self-defense. Practiced at a slow and even speed, Tai Chi promotes relaxation, straight posture, and balance. This class will teach basic movements. Registration is required, you are registering for IN PERSON ATTENDANCE. This class is designed for people that have learned some of the basic movements and are ready for some advancement in their practice.

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5:00pm

Diet&Inflammation ( Zoom)

Diet & Inflammation 2022 ( Zoom)

Have you heard of an "anti-inflammatory" diet? Registered Dietitian, Lauren Fay, will review how diet can impact inflammation in your body, and how this has the ability to impact your disease risk and overall health. Registration is required. Links will be sent to registrants close to the date of session.

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FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

5:30pm

MBCR Series ( Zoom)

Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery (MBCR) Series 10/26-12/14/2022 ( Zoom)

Interested in taking a closer look at mindfulness and meditation? Over seven weeks, learn different meditation practices and explore how mindfulness can help you deal with the stress of a cancer diagnosis. Please be aware that weekly attendance, home practice, and reading assignments are important parts of this course. Please obtain a copy of the book Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery by Carlson & Speca before the first class.Facilitators: Kim Lowery Walker, LCSW and Cheryl Hughes, MSW, LCSW. Registration is required, zoom links sent to registrants close to the day of session and not at the time of registration.

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Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

6:00pm

EZ Tai Chi ( Zoom)

EZ Tai Chi ( Zoom)

Paired with a tai-chi-based warm-up and cool down exercise EZ Tai Chi addresses the key components of fitness while relieving tension, stress and improving balance. Using the "Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi" protocol, you’ll learn 5 easy-to-remember movements that can be practiced at home, work or while traveling. Registration is required

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6:00pm

Young Womens Br C ( Zoom)

Young Womens Breast Cancer Support Group - FO 2022 ( Zoom)

Women in their 20s, 30s and 40s with non-metastatic breast cancer and from diagnosis up to two years completion of active treatment, are invited to meet with others in a supportive environment to learn how to best navigate survivorship. If attending for the first time call Maureen Broderick 703-391-4180 or Sofi Goerdt 703-776-8768 Registration required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants the day of session.

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10:00am

Body Conditioning ( Zoom)

Total Body Conditioning 2022 ( Zoom)

Designed for all levels, TBC, combines aerobic conditioning with strength training and balance elements, to keep your fitness routine fresh. Don’t have weights, no problem! Water bottles, body weight or cans of soup will do the trick. Registration is required.

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1:00pm

Live Well w Cancer ( Zoom)

Living Well With Advanced Cancer- 2022 ( Zoom)

Join us as we explore ways to learn to live with advanced cancer and the many questions and life decisions that come along with an advanced cancer diagnosis. Meets the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month. Facilitator: Karen Archer, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C & Kaitlyn Hegarty, RN, BSN, OCN. Registration required. Zoom links are sent to registrants before class begins and not at time of registration.

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5:30pm

Resilience ( Zoom)

Strategies for Building Resilience (2022/23) ( Zoom)

Explore strategies for building resilience during the cancer journey and survivorship. Registration required. Zoom link will be sent to registrants close to the day of group. Facilitator: Erin Jordan, MSW, LCSW 703-776-8798; Erin. Jordan@inova.org

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6:00pm

Wom Surv Support ( Zoom)

Womens Survivorship support group ILH ( Zoom)

Your cancer treatment is done, now what? This group is designed to help you gain insight and balance in your life through discussion, problem-solving and various modalities so that you can go from “surviving” to “thriving”.  This group is intended for women who have completed cancer treatment and/or are on maintenance therapy.  Facilitated by oncology therapist, Julie Ackerman and Oncology Nurse Navigator, Christine Stone Registration Required. Zoom links sent to registrants close to day of group.

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6:00pm

Prostate Group ( Zoom)

Prostate Cancer Support & Education Group - IAH ( Zoom)

This monthly group provides an opportunity to share and learn from other survivors both in and out of treatment. Spouses/Partners/Loved ones welcome! Registration is required This monthly group provides an opportunity to share and learn from other survivors both in and out of treatment. Spouses/Partners/Loved ones welcome! Facilitator: David McGinness, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Registration is required. Zoom link will be sent to registrants close to date of group.

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6:30pm

StayStrong ONLINE ( Zoom)

Stay Strong ONLINE ( Zoom)

ONLINE ATTENDANCE: Need to build muscle and strength as well as maintain your cardio fitness? Stay Strong is what you’re looking for. This all-level class builds muscle and strength by incorporating weights and body weight to get and keep you strong. You may substitute water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice for weights. Registration is required, you are registering for ONLINE ATTENDANCE.

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10:00am

Carcinoid (FC)

Carcinoid - IN PERSON - Dec 2022 (FC)

December meeting will be IN PERSON! Meet with other patients and their adult loved ones to share experiences and learn from one another in this patient-led monthly meeting for those with carcinoid tumors, a type of neuroendocrine tumors. For more information email cacsnets@gmail.com.

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10:30am

MDS Supp Group ( Zoom)

Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Support Group 2022 ( Zoom)

A patient-led support group open to all individuals affected by MDS. The objective for this group is to provide patients, caregivers and families a safe place to cope with the emotional aspects of MDS, to share with others their feelings and challenges and to hear from local MDShealthcare professionals. Please register with Brian Anderson at brian.s.anderson65@gmail.com, or call 703.984.9379

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12:00pm

Coalesce 1: Monday ( Zoom)

Coalesce 1:An Advanced Breast Cancer Group Mondays ( Zoom)

This support group is for any patient living with metastatic breast cancer. Join us to meet with women of all ages to share life's joys and sorrows. Registration is required. This group will meet once a month over the summer and will resume bi-monthly meetings in the fall. Facilitator: Kim Lowery Walker, LCSW. Registration is required, Zoom links are sent to registrants closer to the day of program and not at the time of registration. Note: Group will not meet on December 26th, 2022

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12:00pm

Sex & Cancer Men ( Zoom)

Sex and Cancer for Men: A Group for Exploring Sexuality and Sensuality After a Cancer Diagnosis ( Zoom)

Have you ever wondered how a cancer diagnosis can affect your sex life? This class is for you! Join us to learn about the impacts of cancer on sexual health for men and strategies to address these challenges. Facilitators: Rebecca DiPatri, BSN, RN, OCN (she/her) & Lauren Broschak, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C (she/her) Zoom links are sent to registrants closer to the day of group and not at the time of registration.

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1:00pm

Art Therapy-Zoom ( Zoom)

Healing Through Art Therapy - Zoom ( Zoom)

Experience the power of your creativity through art therapy, relaxation, and mindfulness using our virtual platform! Join us as we engage in the creative process and stay connected virtually. No prior artistic experience is necessary, just a willingness to explore and be a part of a supportive and creative community. Email with Zoom link will provide additional details on art materials needed for group. Facilitator: Jane Woo, MA, ATR-BC. Registration is required to receive Zoom invite. Zoom links are sent closer to the day of session and not at the time of registration.

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7:00pm

FC Caregiver ( Zoom)

Caregiver Connection, FC ( Zoom)

Patient and/or their caregivers are invited to meet for ongoing support in dealing with the challenges of caring for a loved one with cancer. Learn coping strategies and information related to cancer and its treatments. Facilitators: Durene LeFlouria, MSW, LCSW and Rebecca DiPatri, BSN, RN, OCN. Registration is required by previous Friday.. Registration is required by previous Friday. Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day of session and not at the time of registration.

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10:30am

Spirituality Quest ( Zoom)

Spirituality Quest - December 2022 ( Zoom)

Darkness and Light: In our part of the world, winter is a season of cold and darkness. Many cultures and spiritual traditions include festivities that bring light and joy into this season. What are your favorite winter traditions? How have your celebrations changed as you’ve dealt with cancer? How do you think about the balance of darkness and light you’ve experienced in your life this past year? Come explore these themes with the group. “Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” --Brenè Brown ------Registration required, zoom links will be sent to registrants closer to the day of group and not at the time of registration.

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12:00pm

Prostate Nutrition ( Zoom)

Nutrition During Prostate Cancer Radiation ( Zoom)

This class is intended for patients who are about to start or are currently undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer. We will discuss common side effects of pelvic radiation and nutritional strategies for managing them. Opportunity for Q&A at the end of class. Registration is required, zoom links will be sent to registrants close to the day of program and not at the time of registration.

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6:00pm

Lung Cancer Group ( Zoom)

Lung Cancer Group ( Zoom)

Join other patients, survivors, family members, and friends to discuss the challenges of living with lung cancer and its treatments. Facilitators: Carrie Friedman, RN, BS, OCN, and David McGinness, LCSW, OSW-C. Registration is required. Zoom link will be sent to registrants closer to the date of group.

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6:00pm

Br Ca Weight Mgt ( Zoom)

Weight Management After Breast Cancer Support Group ( Zoom)

Achieving a healthy weight after your diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer can be challenging. Meet with others who share a similar challenge, learn strategies and gain support to help you achieve your goals. Registration is required through lauren.fay@inova.org. No online registration.

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6:30pm

IAH Young Women BC ( Zoom)

Young Women with Breast Cancer Group, IAH ( Zoom)

Women in their 20s, 30s and 40s with non-metastatic breast cancer are invited to meet with others to gather information and learn how to best navigate survivorship. Registration is required. Facilitators: Karen Sachse, MSN, RN, CNS-BC, and Jenna Sangastiano, LPC.

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6:30pm

Prostate Group ( Zoom)

US Too Prostate Group ( Zoom)

Join other men for an opportunity to network and learn about valuable prostate cancer information and resources. Facillitated by volunteer and survivor Joel Blanchette. Registration required.

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7:00pm

MBCR - Drop in ( Zoom)

MBCR - Drop In 2022 ( Zoom)

For those that completed the 6-session Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery Program. This monthly meditation group is designed to support continued learning from MBCR Series. Registration is required. Zoom links are sent closer to the day of the program and not at the time of registration. Facilitator: Kim Lowery Walker, LCSW

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2:00pm

Mind Over Matter ( Zoom)

Mind Over Matter - 11/9 thru 12/14 2022 2:00 pm ( Zoom)

Learn tips and tools to handle the big feelings that often come after a cancer diagnosis. This 5-week class can help you deal with the fears, worries, and sadness that come up for many people. You will learn new tools each week, so please plan to attend for all five weeks. Facilitators: Carmen Hilton, MSW, LCSW, Durene LeFlouria, LCSW, and Michelle Ferretti, LCSW, OSW-C. Registration is required. Zoom link may be sent closer to date of class and not at the time of registration. Note that the class will not meet on November 23rd.

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Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

3:15pm

Tai Chi - Level I ( Zoom)

Tai Chi - Level I ONLINE ( Zoom)

ONLINE ATTENDANCE: This ancient practice embodies China's most profound concepts and principles of health and movement. Based on softness and awareness (rather than force and resistance) it has been recognized for thousands of years as both a method of self-cultivation and a form of self-defense. Practiced at a slow and even speed, Tai Chi promotes relaxation, straight posture, and balance. This class will teach basic movements. Registration is required, you are registering for ONLINE ATTENDANCE.

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3:15pm

TaiChi 1 IN PERSON (FC)

Tai Chi - Level I - IN PERSON (FC)

IN PERSON ATTENDANCE: This ancient practice embodies Chinas most profound concepts and principles of health and movement. Based on softness and awareness rather than force and resistance it has been recognized for thousands of years as both a method of self-cultivation and a form of self-defense. Practiced at a slow and even speed, Tai Chi promotes relaxation, straight posture, and balance. This class will teach basic movements. Registration is required, you are registering for IN PERSON ATTENDANCE.

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3:45pm

Tai Chi Level II ( Zoom)

Tai Chi Level II - ONLINE ( Zoom)

ONLINE ATTENDANCE: This ancient practice embodies China's most profound concepts and principles of health and movement. Based on softness and awareness (rather than force and resistance) it has been recognized for thousands of years as both a method of self-cultivation and form of self-defense. Practiced at a slow and even speed, Tai Chi promotes relaxation, straight posture, and balance. This class will teach basic movements. Registration is required, you are registering for ONLINE ATTENDANCE. This class is designed for people that have learned some of the basic movements and are ready for some advancement in their practice.

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3:45pm

TaiChi 2 IN PERSON (FC)

Tai Chi Level II - IN PERSON (FC)

IN PERSON ATTENDANCE: This ancient practice embodies Chinas most profound concepts and principles of health and movement. Based on softness and awareness rather than force and resistance it has been recognized for thousands of years as both a method of self-cultivation and form of self-defense. Practiced at a slow and even speed, Tai Chi promotes relaxation, straight posture, and balance. This class will teach basic movements. Registration is required, you are registering for IN PERSON ATTENDANCE. This class is designed for people that have learned some of the basic movements and are ready for some advancement in their practice.

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5:30pm

FC Head and Neck ( Zoom)

Head and Neck Cancer Group - FC ( Zoom)

This support group is open to patients, survivors and loved ones impacted by a diagnosis of head and neck cancer. Join us to connect with and learn from one another while discussing the challenges of diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. FC facilitators: Lauren Broschak, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C & Zenaida Ferguson, RN, BSN.

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FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

5:30pm

MBCR Series ( Zoom)

Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery (MBCR) Series 10/26-12/14/2022 ( Zoom)

Interested in taking a closer look at mindfulness and meditation? Over seven weeks, learn different meditation practices and explore how mindfulness can help you deal with the stress of a cancer diagnosis. Please be aware that weekly attendance, home practice, and reading assignments are important parts of this course. Please obtain a copy of the book Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery by Carlson & Speca before the first class.Facilitators: Kim Lowery Walker, LCSW and Cheryl Hughes, MSW, LCSW. Registration is required, zoom links sent to registrants close to the day of session and not at the time of registration.

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Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

6:00pm

Breast Surg Pre-Op ( Zoom)

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class ( Zoom)

If you are scheduled for a mastectomy, mastectomy with reconstruction or lumpectomy with reconstruction this educational class will help you prepare for surgery. You will receive an overview of what to expect from our oncology nurse navigator. Learn what you need to know before, during and after breast cancer surgery: node biopsy, managing drains and discomfort, bathing, moving comfortably, prosthesis and more. Family/friends welcome. Registration required. Zoom links are sent to registrants the day of the class.

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6:00pm

Just for the Guys ( Zoom)

Just for the Guys Support Group, IAH ( Zoom)

Cancer impacts relationships, work, self-image, and so much more – and some things are better kept between us guys. Join us in a place where you will be among brothers who truly understand. Note this group is for men with cancer not caregivers. Facilitator: David McGinness, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Registration is required. Zoom links will be sent to registrants closer to the date of the group.

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6:00pm

Sound Bath ( Zoom)

Sound Bath ( Zoom)

A sound bath is a meditative experience where those in attendance are “bathed” in sound waves. These waves are produced by various sources, including healing instruments such as gongs and singing bowls. From the comfort of your own home, immerse yourself in sound and vibrations that will restore you to a state of ease so you can rest and feel more ready for sleep.

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6:00pm

Breast Can Support ( Zoom)

Breast Cancer Support Group - Fairfax 2022 ( Zoom)

For women with stage 0-3 breast cancer who are no more than two years out of active treatment. Meet with others to gather information and learn how to best navigate survivorship. Register is required. Facilitators: Laura Kaminski, BSN, RN, OCN, CBCN & Kelly Conen Jablonski, LCSW. Zoom link will be sent to registrants close to the day of group.

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6:00pm

Colorect Sprt Grp (FC)

Colorectal Cancer Support Group, Advanced Stage (FC)

This support group is for any patient living with metastatic colorectal cancer and/or their family caregivers. Join us as we explore how to live well with an advanced cancer diagnosis and cope with associated challenges. Facilitator: Lauren Broschak, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C and Kristin Walsh, RN **This group alternates in person and zoom every other month** **October & December 2022 will tentatively meet in person**

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5:30pm

Br Ca Support Grp ( Zoom)

IAH Breast Cancer Support Group ( Zoom)

Current and former breast cancer patients and survivors are invited to learn, share and discuss ways of meeting the challenges of breast cancer. Registration is required. Karen Sachse, MSN, RN, CNS-BC, and Jenna Sangastiano, LPC. Zoom link will be sent to registrants close to the day of group.

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12:00pm

Prostate Nutrition ( Zoom)

Nutrition During Prostate Cancer Radiation ( Zoom)

This class is intended for patients who are about to start or are currently undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer. We will discuss common side effects of pelvic radiation and nutritional strategies for managing them. Opportunity for Q&A at the end of class. Registration is required, zoom links will be sent to registrants close to the day of program and not at the time of registration.

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12:00pm

Multiple Myeloma (FC)

Multiple Myeloma - IN PERSON - Dec 2022 (FC)

December meeting will be IN PERSON! This monthly meeting is designed for patients and families to get together to discuss, learn, and share the challenges of living with multiple myeloma. Facilitators: Darah Curran, LCSW and Rebecca H. DiPatri, BSN, RN, OCN®, Oncology Nurse Navigator. Co-sponsored with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Registration is required.

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1:00pm

Breast Surg Pre-Op ( Zoom)

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class ( Zoom)

If you are scheduled for a mastectomy, mastectomy with reconstruction or lumpectomy with reconstruction this educational class will help you prepare for surgery. You will receive an overview of what to expect from our oncology nurse navigator. Learn what you need to know before, during and after breast cancer surgery: node biopsy, managing drains and discomfort, bathing, moving comfortably, prosthesis and more. Family/friends welcome. Registration required. Zoom links are sent to registrants the day of the class.

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1:00pm

Thoracic Ca Sup Gr ( Zoom)

Thoracic Cancers Support Group ( Zoom)

Adult patients and loved ones are invited to share and learn ways to meet the challenges of living with Thoracic cancers, including Lung Cancer, Lung Neuroendocrine Tumors, Thymic Malignancies, and Mesothelioma at this monthly meeting. Registration is required. Facilitators: Alicia Gray, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C and DeeAndra Shuemaker, BSN RN Zoom link will be sent to registrants close to the day of the group and not at the time of registration.

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3:00pm

Look Good,,. Feel

Look Good... Feel Better - Virtual Class

Look Good Feel Better Live! Virtual Workshops provide live instruction, tips, and tricks for dealing with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment during a free one-hour, online workshop with a licensed beauty professional. Visit lookgoodfeelbetter.org/alliance-partner-virtual-workshops and use Site Referral Code LI20177 to register for a Skin Care and Makeup workshop and to receive a complimentary makeup kit. Please register at least two weeks in advance to allow time for kit delivery.

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5:30pm

Young Metastatic ( Zoom)

Young Adults with Metastatic Breast Cancer FO 2022 ( Zoom)

Young adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s with metastatic breast cancer are invited to meet with others in a supportive environment to learn how to best navigate survivorship. If attending for the first time call Maureen Broderick 703-391-4180. Registration required. Zoom link will be sent to registrant the day of session.

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7:00pm

Young Adult Group ( Zoom)

Young Adult Group ( Zoom)

This is not your grandmother's support group! We talk about the things that no one else wants to talk about: dating, employment, fertility, and anything else that affects people in the 18-39 age range. Facilitators: Rachel Brandon, LMSW and Mythri Mudireddy, MD. Registration is required. Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day of session.

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5:00pm

Nutrition: Survivo ( Zoom)

Survivorship Nutrition ( Zoom)

Are you familiar with the latest evidence based recommendations for survivorship nutrition? Registered Dietitian, Lauren Fay, will review the latest evidence, and provide ideas and resources on how to adjust your own diet to help decrease the risk of cancer recurrence. Registration is required.

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5:30pm

Caregiver Connect ( Zoom)

Caregiver Connection, FO ( Zoom)

Meet for ongoing support in dealing with the challenges of caring for a loved one with cancer. Learn coping strategies and information related to cancer and its treatments. This group is for caregivers only. Facilitators: Karen Archer, LCSW. Registration required, Zoom link sent to registrants before the class begins.

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6:00pm

Brain Tumor Group ( Zoom)

Brain Tumor Group ( Zoom)

Adult patients and family members are invited to share and learn ways to meet the challenges of living with primary malignant or benign brain tumors at this monthly meeting. Registration is required. Facilitators: Alicia Gray, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C and Mary Kay Mecca, BSN, RN, OCN. Registration is required.

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11:00am

Where to Start ( Zoom)

Where to Start: How to Support your Child After Your Cancer Diagnosis ( Zoom)

If you or your partner have been recently diagnosed with cancer, this class will provide information and guidance on how to support your children throughout your cancer journey. You will learn strategies for engaging your children in conversations around cancer, in addition to learning what to look out for in case your child is in need of additional support. This is a one-time educational class that serves as an introduction to the Pediatric Life with Cancer Program and the resources available to support your family. Parents or caregivers are welcome. Registration required. Zoom links are sent to registrants the day of the class.

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12:00pm

Prostate Nutrition ( Zoom)

Nutrition During Prostate Cancer Radiation ( Zoom)

This class is intended for patients who are about to start or are currently undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer. We will discuss common side effects of pelvic radiation and nutritional strategies for managing them. Opportunity for Q&A at the end of class. Registration is required, zoom links will be sent to registrants close to the day of program and not at the time of registration.

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2:00pm

Bladder CA Group ( Zoom)

Bladder Cancer Group ( Zoom)

This group is open to all bladder cancer patients as well as their caregivers to provide connection for the community of bladder cancer patients, as well as provide psychoeducation for bladder cancer patients and their families on both local and national resources, treatment changes and clinical trials. Facilitators: Karen Sachse, MSN, RN, CNS-BC, and Jenna Sangastiano, LPC.

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12:00pm

GetYourGrooveBack ( Zoom)

Get Your Groove Back - Sexuality & Sensuality After Cancer Diagnosis ( Zoom)

This group is open to women who have been diagnosed with cancer. Join us to discuss the impact of cancer on sexual health, share how cancer has affected your sexuality, connect with others who have similar experiences, and learn from each other. Facilitators: Lauren Broschak, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C (she/her) & Jennifer Bires, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C (she/her) Registration is required. Zoom link sent to registrants close to the day of program and not at the time of registration.

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5:30pm

GYN Group ( Zoom)

Gynecologic Cancer Group ( Zoom)

Women diagnosed with ovarian, cervical, and endometrial cancers are invited to this monthly group to share experiences and learn from one another. Facilitators: Leigh Ann Caulkins, LCSW and Emily Hirsch, BSN, RN, OCN. Registration is required. Zoom Link sent closer to the day of group and not at the time of registration.

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7:30pm

Us too Prostate Gr ( Zoom)

Us too Prostate Cancer Support Group, Fairfax ( Zoom)

ON HOLD; NEED Volunteer Facilitator. Until role is filled, please consider joining the other prostate groups on our site, Us, too or Just for the Guys. Both meet via Zoom. If interested in facilitating: Please contact: Darah Curran 703-206-5435 Darah.Curran@inova.org

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12:00pm

Look Good,,. Feel

Look Good... Feel Better - Virtual Class

Look Good Feel Better Live! Virtual Workshops provide live instruction, tips, and tricks for dealing with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment during a free one-hour, online workshop with a licensed beauty professional. Visit lookgoodfeelbetter.org/alliance-partner-virtual-workshops and use Site Referral Code LI20177 to register for a Skin Care and Makeup workshop and to receive a complimentary makeup kit. Please register at least two weeks in advance to allow time for kit delivery.

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5:00pm

Breast Surg Pre-Op ( Zoom)

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class ( Zoom)

If you are scheduled for a mastectomy, mastectomy with reconstruction or lumpectomy with reconstruction this educational class will help you prepare for surgery. You will receive an overview of what to expect from our oncology nurse navigator. Learn what you need to know before, during and after breast cancer surgery: node biopsy, managing drains and discomfort, bathing, moving comfortably, prosthesis and more. Family/friends welcome. Registration required. Zoom links are sent to registrants the day of the class.

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  ONLINE, Metro DC Area, VA, 00000

 Fairfax:
  zFairfax, Fairfax, VA

 FC:
  Life with Cancer Family Center, 8411 Pennell Street, Fairfax, VA, 22031    Map It
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 FC:
  Life with Cancer Family Center, 8411 Pennell St, Fairfax, VA, 22031-4505    Map It

 ILH:
  44045 Riverside Parkway, Leesburg, 44045 Riverside Parkway, North Tower, 1st Floor, Leesburg, VA, 20176    Map It


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