4th of July
to All!
In Focus:   Dedicated Volunteer - Florence Crockett

Summer Kitchen:  Plant-based Chocolate Smoothie

Mark Your Calendars - Visit our website to find out more

Looking Ahead: More to come
  • September 8 ~ Beth C. Wright 14th Annual Ride for Life
  • September 14 ~ You Are Not Alone ~ Ellsworth Cancer Support Group
  • September 17 ~ Look Good Feel Better (See below and must register by August 27)
Lots of great things happening this Summer and Fall!
Look Good Feel Better really works! Make sure to register before August 27 at 207-664-0339
You don't want to miss out on this fun summertime concert event. Mark your calendar & get out
your dancing shoes!
In Focus: Dedicated Volunteer: Florence Crockett
Florence Bonness Crockett was born in the Maine town of Grand Lake Stream on July 4, 1940. As a child, Florence and her family would attend all the activities held in the village of her hometown. One year, little Florence shared with her mother that she was happy that everyone in town celebrated her birthday with her. Florence’s mother had to tell her that it wasn’t her birthday they were celebrating, but the birth of the United States, the 4th of July. Little Florence was disappointed but still felt very special, and that she is.

Florence grew up in Grand Lake Stream with her sister and two brothers. After graduating from Princeton high school, she attended the University of Maine at Machias where she received her Master's Degree in Childhood Development and met the love of her life, Vern Crockett.

After graduating from college, Florence and Vern married and started their life-long careers as educators and administrators. Florence’s 42-year career was spent in three different schools, with her longest tenure being at the Orland Consolidated school where she retired from after many years of enjoyment. “I loved my kids, we used to have a lot of fun but they did learn,” Florence said with a twinkle in her eye. “The kids knew I loved Peppermint Patties and used to bring them to me. I told them that this could not be used for any special treatment,” she laughed. 
Florence, these
fireworks are for you!
In 1971, Florence and Vern welcomed their only child, their daughter Rebecca to the world. A very active couple, they raised Rebecca together as they continued to work in area schools and volunteer at various organizations throughout the community. Vern moved on to become a principal, assistant and finally Superintendent of Schools in the Bucksport School System. 

The family purchased their dream home in 1998 on Patten Pond in Surry. They enjoyed spending time outdoors and on the pond. Their sweet life was met with tragedy on Christmas Day 2000 when Vern went out to check the ice on the pond with his snowmobile. When he hadn’t returned home, Florence became concerned. A neighbor noticed that Vern had gone through the ice and lost his life that Christmas morning. 

Florence wanted to stay right there at her home because “that is where Vern is.” Florence retired a few years after she lost Vern and remains very active. Florence has been volunteering at the Beth Wright Center for many years. She enjoys working with the others at the Center and likes giving of herself making a difference. 

When not at the Center, Florence enjoys living on the lake, kayaking, gardening, going to the YMCA and participating in Aqua Aerobics, and spending quality time with her daughter and her cat. 

Happy birthday Florence - Happy 4th of July and this celebration is for you! Thank you for your dedicated service!
Salt Box Fundraiser Dinner!
Reserve Your Seat Today by July 8th at Salt Box! 207-422-9900
We are so happy to announce that Salt Box , a New American Restaurant, in Winter Harbor formally of Hancock, will be holding a benefit for Beth Wright Center on Tuesday, July 10 at 6:00.

Reservations are required. You can m ake a reservation by calling 422-9900. Reservation must be made by July 8.

Menu for the evening of July 10, 2018 - 6:00 PM

-Mount Desert Island Oysters with Champagne Mignonette
-Arugula, shaved fennel, strawberry, Seal Cove chevre salad with Fiore lemon white balsamic
-Watermelon gazpacho with fresh mint
-Crab & homemade ricotta cannelloni with sundried tomato cream sauce and fennel pollen
-Blackberry cobbler with local honey-lavender gelato

50 per person, 65 with wine pairings.

All proceeds go to Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center.
Call For Volunteers - Reach out to us 664-0339
There are many opportunities to volunteer your time and energy at the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center. 

There are on-going jobs to do at the center, and one-time activities that keep our operations running smoothly as we serve others. Whether you are available to spend some time in the office answering phones and assisting with mailings, or attending a check point for the Bike Ride, we have a variety of jobs that may interest you.

Currently, we are looking for people to:
-         Distribute posters and brochures
-         Work in our gardens
-         Answer phones at the front desk on Thursday mornings and Friday afternoons
Step into Our Summer Kitchen
Over the past few months as well as looking ahead, we have been focusing on healthy, plant-based life styles.

Our Program & Volunteer Coordinator, Amy Kurman has chosen a recipe published in the How-to Companion to the documentary Forks Over Knives cookbook.

No one will know there are any greens in this smoothie unless you tell them. Keep yourself cool and healthy with this:

Chocolate Smoothie
Makes two 12-ounce servings

3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup pomegranate juice
6 ounces organic baby spinach, optional
1 frozen banana
Dates (or date paste) to taste
3 Tbsp. raw cocoa powder
2 cups frozen blueberries

Puree all the ingredients in high-powered blender until smooth.

If you make this recipe, capture a photo and send it along to us! Also let us know if you like it.
Our Wellness Offerings
The following are the different free offerings we offer in Hancock and Washington County to cancer patients, their caregivers, family, friends and interested community members:

Chi Gong
Healing Touch Sessions
Cancer Exercise Programs
Support Groups

Please see specific locations, dates, and times here
If there is anything you'd like to see published in our newsletter, please email us to let us know. Also contact us for more information or requests. We look forward to hearing from you!


Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center
Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center

23 Commerce Park
Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 664-0339