A New Center in the Merrick-Bellmore area for Breast Cancer Support, Awareness and Aid

Cindy Knoll Circle of Hope, a project of Maimonides Educational Center, provides  awareness, emotional support and hands-on help to individuals and their families coping with breast cancer and other illnesses.

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We are excited to welcome Miriam Baruch LCSW to run our support groups.
Women's Cancer Support Groups: Tuesdays 10am
Friends and Family Support Groups: Tuesdays 7pm
December 5, 12, 19, January 2, 9, 16
To join, email  [email protected]  or call  516-833-3057

2174 Hewlett Avenue, Merrick 
Merrick Professional Center 2nd floor, Suite 101

Circle of Hope offers support groups in a lovely, homelike suite where patients form an educational network and connect with others undergoing similar treatments. Being able to discuss challenges and solutions in a warm, understanding setting, with the help of a knowledgeable, caring social worker, helps ease the burden on the patient and family.

The sessions guide patients through understanding their diagnosis, ways to communicate with family and friends about their diagnosis, the various methods of coping with the illnesses and their myriad treatment options including chemotherapy, radiation, pain management, exercise, nutrition, stress management and more.  The social worker provides information and encouragement to patients by connecting them with survivors who have gone through a similar course of treatment.

Sessions are appropriate for newly diagnosed individuals, those going through treatments, “previors” and survivors. Support groups are free and confidential. Pre-registration is required.

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Click here to find out about the programs and services Cindy Circle of Hope offers.

With great sadness we are sorry to inform you of the passing of
Cindy Knoll, OBM
Chaya Malka bas Dovid of blessed memory

Founder of Circle of Hope
Circle of Hope thanks the following business establishments for their support of our annual fundraising event and/or year round programs:

Beautiful People Salon of Merrick

Carpet Emporium of Lynbrook (

Custom Design Center (

Guy Abbey Photography

J & J Audio & Video

Let's Accessorize, Merrick (L )

Let's Bag It, Merrick (

Lonny's of Merrick (

News12 & Elyse Evans (

Office Furniture Direct of Farmingdale ( )

Runway Couture of Bellmore

Click Here to check out the Circle of Hope guestbook.