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Seasons Greetings
to Everyone!
* The locally-created Wreaths For Hope ribbon wreaths are now available for sale until December 14th. See below to order and please share . *

In Focus Article: Health Benefits of Tai Chi

Mark Your Calendars: To find out more, visit our website or call the Center 207-664-0339
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2018 Center Holiday hours:

* December 24 ~ Closing at 12:00 Noon
* December 25 ~ Closed
* December 31 ~ Closing at 3:00 pm
* January 1 ~ Closed


* There will be NO CLASSES at the Center from
Dec. 24, 2018 through January 1, 2019
Wreaths For Hope is excited to partner with the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center for a great fundraising opportunity to help fund the fight against cancer!

With this program, you can order a patented ribbon shaped wreath, crafted from the freshest Maine-grown balsam fir for yourself, a loved one, or in the memory of someone special. Remember to choose Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center as your organization and the Center will receive 20% of the purchase price!

Your Wreath For Hope can be shipped anywhere in the continental U.S. on a date of your choosing before December 14 th of this year. To order your Wreath For Hope today, visit: Wreaths For Hope

Choose a ribbon color , then choose the fundraiser code- Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center (BCW) listed in alphabetical order within the fundraising code box.

Together we can help make a difference, one Wreath For Hope at a time!
Join Us At Our Holiday Open House!

The entire community is invited to join us for our 2018 Holiday Open House.

The Center welcomes all who would like to drop in anytime on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm.

We encourage everyone to come by to say hello, grab a snack and cup of cider to celebrate the season and explore the facility and learn more about the services offered there.

We are located at 23 Commerce Park in Ellsworth. To find out more call 207-664-0339.

Health Benefits of Tai Chi

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese practice of slow, gentle, controlled movements that reduces stress and anxiety, while increasing flexibility, concentration, balance and strength. 

Cancer patients may find that practicing Tai Chi helps improve their overall feeling of well-being too. Tai Chi is a very accessible form of physical activity and “Mind-Body Practice” since it is low impact, relatively easy to learn and low cost. 

Did you know that Healthy Acadia offers Tai Chi classes at the Moore Center in Ellsworth? There are also classes in Machias, Bar Harbor and Southwest Harbor. 

If you are interested in learning and practicing Tai Chi, contact Healthy Acadia at 667-7171 or check their website at www.heathyacadia.org.  
Their classes at the Moore Community Center in Ellsworth are offered for a small fee.:
              Tai Chi for Health – Beginner - Thursday 10:45-11:45 am
              Tai Chi for Health – Intermediate – Wednesday 10:30-11:30 am
              Tai Chi for Health – Intermediate – Wednesday 11:00-12:00 pm


For more information on the benefits of Tai Chi check the National Institutes for Health website at https://nccih.nih.gov/health/taichi .
December Events!
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2018 Annual Santa
5K Run/Walk

Sunday, Dec. 2 - 8 am – 12 pm

This event is a fun filled, annual kick-off to the holiday season where participants are encouraged to embrace the season and dress up in their choice of a winter or holiday costume and join in the 5K Run/Walk Race. 

The race is free to the public, but organizers will gladly accept donations. Race participants can also collect pledges, but it is not a requirement for the race. Awards will be given for the best male and female overall costume. There will also be a prize for the person who collects the most pledges and all proceeds will be donated to the Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center in Ellsworth. Door prizes will also be given.

The event will take place at Ellsworth Elementary Middle School and pre-registration will take place from 8:00 am until 9:45 am with the race beginning at 10:00 am. After the race participants will enjoy hot cocoa and sugar cookies. Call the Center at 207-664-0339 or
Cooking with Cas Dowden - Healthy Pasta Dishes

Wed., Dec. 5 - 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Chef Cas Dowden is returning to the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center kitchen to do another winter time cooking class to demonstrate how fun and easy it is to cook healthy meals at home. 

She will be sharing recipes for a variety of pasta dishes representing different cuisines using one type of noodle. Participants will be encouraged to help in the kitchen and sample the dishes afterward. Cas is a personal chef from Bar Harbor known for her down-home cooking. To register call the Center at 207-664-0339 or
Our Wellness Offerings

The following are the different free offerings that we provide in Hancock and Washington Counties to cancer patients, their caregivers, family, friends and interested community members:
Reiki | Chi Gong | Massage | Healing Touch Sessions | Yoga | Reflexology
Cancer Exercise Programs | Support Groups | Mindfulness Practice

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!

Sincerely,

Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center
Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center

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