💘 Happy St. Valentine's Day!! 💘

We want to wish you days full of love and sweetness during the month of February, the shortest month of the year and the special month where we celebrate St. Valentine's Day.

We are so happy that we are on the way to seeing longer days with more sunlight! This does the soul good and gives us more energy to complete necessary tasks but also allows us more freedom to enjoy recreational and creative activities such as the great programs offered this month and in March at the Center. Take a peek below.

We are excited to introduce a new one-on-one program to the Center - Reflections: Reimagining Beauty. This program is designed for individuals going through cancer treatment that may be affected with treatment-related hair and skin issues. Please see details below. 

We want to invite you all to reach out if you'd like information about our programs and services, or 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. You can also reach out by email at info@bethwrightcancercenter. We are here for you!
🪞 Reflections: Reimagining Beauty 🪞
A Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center Beauty Program for Cancer Patients

The new Reflections: Reimagining Beauty beauty program offered by the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center supports cancer patients actively in treatment who may experience appearance-related side effects like hair-loss and skin sensitivity. To help them regain confidence about their appearance, our professional hairstylist/cosmetologist, Rebecca Davis, will offer options for head-coverings (wigs, scarves, hats), instructions for skincare, and tips on make-up application. This is available to any cancer patient free of charge.

Many colors and styles of wigs are offered for free to the patients upon request.   Following CDC protocols for reducing risk of COVID-19 spread, Rebecca is available by appointment to meet with clients at the Center to have the wigs fitted and trimmed, and to receive instructions on washing and care. These one-on-one appointments gives us flexibility to offer clients a more personal, private experience when it is more convenient for them.  

The BWC has received a donation of cosmetics from Walgreens in Ellsworth to share with clients during each session. Individuals will be instructed in proper hygiene around products and the application of cosmetics. Sample lotions and cosmetics can be taken home afterward so that they may replicate what they have learned. Private sessions may be requested as they are for the wig fittings.  

If you have more questions or if you would like to make an appointment please call the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center at 664-0339.
Message from Michael Reisman, Executive Director
The Beth Wright Center's
New Partnership with
National Digital Equity Center
for the
"Maine Digital Inclusion Initiative"
Although 2020 was a difficult year for the Beth Wright Center, our community, and the world, we have adapted, responding effectively to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We moved many of our programs to the online platform within just a few days. Attendance at many of our programs at the beginning of the pandemic was larger than our pre-pandemic events. People could now take part in these online Beth Wright programs no matter where they lived in the counties we serve. Additionally, people from outside our service area were also able to take part in our programs online. 

However, despite our best efforts, the pandemic has had an impact on our ability to bring our services to the people that rely on us the most.

One of the major reasons the Beth Wright Center was created was to overcome the negative impacts of social isolation that many cancer survivors experience. During this time of social distancing, some of the people we serve are now more deeply affected by social isolation.

In the coming weeks, the Center is going to make a concerted effort to reach out more effectively to people who have not taken part in our online programs. We are going to make more phone calls to reestablish contact with those of whom we have lost touch with.

In addition, the Beth Wright Center is excited about the opportunity to partner with the National Digital Equity Center through its “Maine Digital Inclusion Initiative” in a pilot project to provide Samsung Tab A tablets and digital literacy instruction at no cost to cancer patients living in Hancock and Washington Counties. 

For many of the people we serve, our online programs have been a godsend. Some of the people that we serve do not have internet access or the skills to use a computer or tablet. This project aims to address those issues.

This partnership with the National Digital Equity Center is just one of many that the Center has. We firmly believe that reducing the incidence and mortality rates of cancer in Maine requires us to join forces with other organizations. Working with our partner organizations and people with lived experience, enables us to create and develop resources that are needed to help people get through their cancer journey with positive outcomes.

The Center awarded $25,600 in financial assistance to 85 people, and more than 400 people took advantage of our programs.

Take Good Care,
Michael Reisman, Executive Director
Current Maine COVID-19
Vaccine Information
& Assistance from Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
As the State of Maine moves forward to the next phases offering to the general public, we would like to provide information to you all.

Here at the BWC, we are willing to offer assistance to help guide you on your vaccine journey. Simply call the Center at 207-664-0339 with questions and to request assistance.

This is what we know so far, the following are the current groups of people who are eligible for getting the vaccine.

  • People Aged 65 and Older: Given the limited number of vaccines, people aged 70 and older will be vaccinated first in Phase 1b. Maine will then move to residents aged 65 to 69.

  • Adults With High-Risk Medical Conditions: Individuals whose pre-existing health conditions put them at greater risk of hospitalization or death from COVID-19. Cancer is one of those pre-existing health conditions.
Do You Need a Financial Lift with Treatment Related Shortfalls?

We want to remind everyone 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.
We want to let you know that for the month of February 2021, Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable Community Bag at the Hannaford store located at 225 High Street, Suite 1, Ellsworth ME. Thank you so much Hannaford!!!
The Maine Cancer Foundation has awarded the Beth Wright Center a $25,000.00 operating support grant in recognition of our work to reduce cancer incidence and mortality in Hancock and Washington Counties. 

The MCF is "... pleased to support the infrastructure of the Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center, which like us, works tirelessly to reduce the burden of cancer in Maine.

“Maine Cancer Foundation’s grant is offered as part of their ongoing efforts to reduce cancer incidence and mortality in Maine. They have awarded over $12 million since 2015 in support of this effort, 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 Katelyn Michaud, katelyn@mainecancer.org, 207.773.2533.
Special Upcoming
Zoom Events
LiveWell: Health & Wellness Program on Zoom. Call 207-664-0339 or email info@bethwrightcancercenter.org to register & receive the link.
Writing Workshop Series with Sarah Domareki on Zoom.Call 207-664-0339 or email info@bethwrightcancercenter.org to register & receive the link.
Laughter Yoga Series with Chris Chapman on Zoom.Call 207-664-0339 or email info@bethwrightcancercenter.org to register & receive the link.
inOur Recurring
Zoom Events

Call 207-664-0339 or email info info@bethwrightcancercenter.org
to register for any of these classes & receive the link.
February ~ The Month of Love!