🎄☃️ Happy Winter & Holidays Everyone!! ☃️🎄

We hope this newsletter finds you all well and getting ready to enjoy winter and the holiday season. As we all find ourselves in the world affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, we hope that you will be able to adjust to enjoying this joyous season in a new way. We have seen how many people are becoming creative with finding new ways to bring happiness and joy - lights, lights and more lights! Many of us have chosen lights of many colors and shapes. Captivating designs are decorating many homes and businesses everywhere throughout the landscape in our communities around Maine.

Here at the Beth Wright Center we have joined in illumination wave too introducing the 1st Annual Beth Wright Cancer Festival Of Lights! Thanks to Amy Reisman, the creator of the Festival of Lights and our valuable volunteers, the Center's gardens and wooded areas have come to life with the heartwarming lights of the winter season. We also want to thank our major sponsors Bar Harbor Savings & Loan and Kalmarine, Inc. for their generous financial support. 

You are all invited to join us at the exciting event, where masks are required, and social distancing guidelines will be followed. This is a chance to warm your hands by a fire, hear your favorite holiday tunes, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and see (from a 6-foot distance or so) your friends and neighbors. The Festival of Lights will be held every Friday and Saturday through January 2 from 4:30 – 7:30. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Center at 664-0339.

We will be also be raffling off at special hand-crafted large Victorian Model House Replica designed and built by Ralph Jordan of Ellsworth. See details below to find out more about the raffle.

We want to remind everyone to reach out if you need information about our programs and services, or to just to connect and say hello. Remember that our phone lines are open Monday - Friday from 9 am - 5 pm, please call 207-664-0339. We are here for you!
Eastern Maine Cancer Series
A Big Success!

This year has brought many changes, and the annual Down East Living With Cancer Conference (DELWCC) and the Washington County Cancer Conference (WCCC) were no exceptions. For many years, these important events were held in person- giving access to resources and offering empowerment to those who have received a cancer diagnosis. The DELWCC and the WCCC joined forces with a new conference, the Bangor Region Cancer Conference, to create the Eastern Maine Cancer Series (EMCS). 

The EMCS, virtually filled the homes and offices of people throughout Washington and Hancock Counties and beyond on November 17, 18 and 19.

The Conference Planning Committee worked tirelessly to put together a program that connected people even though they were viewing it from their separate homes. 
The Series theme was Survivorship: From Surviving to Thriving. There were presentations on Men and Cancer, Nutrition and Cancer, Staying Positive While Navigating Cancer, Cancer and Spirituality, and Building a Survivorship Team.

Highlights included Men and Cancer keynote speaker, Trevor Maxwell’s presentation encouraging men to reach out to others for help to overcome the isolation caused by a cancer diagnosis, Donna Wiegle sharing the story of her motorcycle journey across the United States to promote awareness of ovarian cancer, and the inspirational stories of cancer survivors on the various panels held during the Series.

This year’s conference was dedicated to the memory of Lucille LaRue. Lucille was on the planning committee of the Washington County Cancer Conference since its inception. She was also a member of the EMCS planning committee and a strong supporter and volunteer for the Beth Wright Center. Lucille passed away on October 29th, leaving a legacy of caring, compassion, and kindness.
A glimpse into the 1st Annual Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center Festival Of Lights!
Call to set up a visit - 207-664-0339
2020 Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center Annual Appeal

The Beth Wright Center is in the midst of our Annual Appeal campaign. One hundred and twenty people have already responded to an appeal letter sent out in late October. We have raised $10,000 of our $20,000 goal.

The emergence of the coronavirus pandemic has altered all our lives in ways that none of us could have imagined. We have all made adjustments and sacrifices and have adapted our habits in ways we thought we would never have to. We at the Beth Wright Center have done so, too.

Our in-person classes ordinarily held at the Center and at locations around Hancock and Washington Counties were transformed into on-line classes and were well attended. A man from Bar Harbor was able to take part in an exercise class taught by Samantha Williams in Pembroke and loved it. “It is great for the body and the soul,” he said. 

Although this has been a challenging year for the Beth Wright Center and our community, not only have we managed to maintain many of our programs through online offerings, we also expect to give out $28,000 in financial assistance to 90 people, and have more than 400 people take advantage of our programs.

We know this has been a hard year for many people but, on behalf of your friends and neighbors who benefit from the Center, we hope you will be as generous as you can. Just click on the link below, and you will be able to donate online. Thank you for your support.
Do You Need a Financial Lift with Treatment Related Shortfalls?

We want to let you know that we currently have grants available up to $325.00 to reimburse people diagnosed with cancer for some of the cost of travel to their treatments, or to help with household expenses.

Many thanks to the Maine Cancer Foundation for making this opportunity possible.

If you are interested in applying, call the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center at 207-664-0339 for more information.
The Beth Wright Center is happy to announce its first Annual Festival Of Lights. We will be offering an opportunity for the community to gather safely outside following COVID guidelines to enjoy a night of surprise and wonder as we light up our gardens and woods.

The festival will run for five consecutive weekends - Friday and Saturday nights from 4:30 to 7:30, beginning December 4th and ending January 2nd, including the Christmas, and New Year’s night. We will offer three sessions per evening and limit the number of guests to 35 per session. We are requesting that you call the center at 664-0339 to make your reservations or visit www.bethwrightcancercenter.org and click on the Festival of Lights slide. This will allow us to safely hold the event within the state COVID guidelines. 

We will also be raffling off a hand-crafted large Victorian Model House Replica, which was designed, built, and donated by Ralph Jordan of Ellsworth. Tickets are $5.00 each or 6 for $25.00. The replica is on display at the JB Atlantic building on Main Street in Ellsworth for viewing. You can also see it and purchase tickets online HERE. The raffle will be drawn at the finale of the Festival Of Lights on Jan 2.

There is no admission charge, but we will gladly accept donations and we are very thankful to our sponsors Bar Harbor Savings and Loan and Kalmarine for giving us this opportunity to celebrate winter and project hope for the coming new year for our Center and the community at large. Hot chocolate will be served. Looking forward to seeing all our neighbors and friends at this upcoming event.
Upcoming Special
Zoom Events
10:00 - 11:00 am - On Zoom
Call 207-664-0339 to register & receive the link.
Online Gentle Yoga with Mary Cline
Each Wednesday starting November 11 through spring 2021 
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
Call 207-664-0339 to register & receive the link.
Please note the updated time for Be In Motion.
Upcoming Live Events
Every third Friday of each month
October 16 - November 20
No sessions in December and resuming sessions are to be determined. We will keep you updated.
Appointments can be made between 12:00 noon - 3:30 pm and will be at the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
Every third Tuesday & Wednesday of each month
October 20 & 21 - November 17 & 18
No sessions in December and resuming sessions are to be determined. We will keep you updated.
Appointments can be made between 12:00 noon - 3:45 pm and will at the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
Our Complementary Therapy Room
Recently we have resumed a couple of on site services, allowing a limited number of people to be permitted to return for appointments with Therapeutic Massage with Faith Perkins and Reflexology with June Atherton. (see left) We have made the decision to suspend December sessions due to the rise in COVID-19 cases & resuming sessions are to be determined. We will keep you updated.

Precautions have been taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  

All staff, practitioners and visitors are required to wear masks and practice good hand-washing practices. In addition, traffic flow through the building is limited, rooms are well-ventilated, all touchable surfaces are disinfected in between sessions, visitors will be allowed in the building one at a time and expected to wait in their car or outdoors until their appointed time.

Visitors can expect to have their temperature taken, answer questions about possible exposure and past travels, and sign waivers upon arrival.

If you have questions about this service or if you would like to make an appointment, please call the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center at 664-0339.