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Maine Cancer Foundation Awards Beth C. Wright Center $25,000 Grant Funds will further Center’s mission

 

Ellsworth—The Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center in Ellsworth is proud to announce that the organization has been awarded a $25,000.00 grant from the Maine Cancer Foundation in Falmouth, Maine. “We appreciate receiving this grant and all the support that the Maine Cancer Foundation has shown to the Beth C. Wright Center over the years,” said Michael Reisman, Executive Director.

The Beth Wright Center is one of a few free-standing cancer resource centers in Maine that serves both Hancock and Washington counties. The general, unrestricted operating grant will enable the Center to continue to provide and expand the valuable resources it offers to those in need. The knowledgeable staff assist cancer patients and their loved ones to navigate through the cancer journey and beyond by offering educational resources, home-delivered meals made by volunteers at Home-Cooked Healing, travel and lodging assistance, and a supportive, listening ear and much more to offer support and ease stress.

The Center also offers cancer survivor and caregiver support groups; healthy cooking demonstration classes; complementary therapies to help ease the side effects of cancer treatment and stress such as yoga, reflexology, reiki, healing touch, mindful sessions, and two annual cancer conferences.

The generous grant from the Maine Cancer Foundation, will enable the continuation of life enhancing activities such as the monthly healthy cooking demonstrations. The healthy food demonstrations have been one of the most popular series in 2018. The healthy food options, the warmth of the kitchen and the inclusiveness offered by the presenting chefs provides an environment fostering health, relaxation and fellowship for the participants.  To find out more about the series or the Center, call 207-664-0339 or visit www.bethwrightcancercenter.org.

Maine Cancer Foundation’s grant is offered as part of their ongoing Challenge Cancer 2020 initiative, aimed at reducing cancer incidence and mortality 20% by 2020. They have awarded nearly $9 million since 2015 in support of this initiative, focused on prevention, early detection and screening, and access to care for all Mainers. To learn more about Maine Cancer Foundation, visit www.mainecancer.org, or contact Kristen Smith, kristen@mainecancer.org, 207.773.2533.

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