Happy September!
In Focus Article: 11th Annual Washington County Cancer Conference

Autumn Kitchen: 

Mark Your Calendars: Visit our website or call the Center at 207-664-0339 to find out more
  1. Wed., Sept. 26 - "Un-cooking Class" - The Benefits of a Raw Foods, Vegan Diet - presented by Masanobu Ikemiya

Coming Up:
  • Thursday, Nov. 1 - Down East Cancer Conference - Bar Harbor
  • Sunday, Dec. 2 - Santa Run Fundraiser - Ellsworth
Mark Your Calendars for the
11th Annual Washington County Cancer Conference

Machias, Maine – The date is set for the 11th Annual Washington County Cancer Conference in Machias. On Friday, October 12, 2018 from 9 am to 3 pm, the Lee-Pellon Center in Machias will be alive with the sounds of cancer survivors, caregivers, family and friends gathering to learn about the most cutting-edge cancer treatments and much more. Dr. Philip Brooks, MD oncologist of EMMC Cancer Care will be the featured speaker and his talk is entitled “Transforming the Way We Treat Cancer”. He will explain how genomics, targeted agents and immunotherapy are advancing cancer treatment.

Attendees will also hear from Keynote speaker, Jana Richards, with her talk entitled “My Unexpected Path at age 18, A Cancer Diagnosis” as she discusses her cancer experience and life beyond. The conference is free and also will offer a patient/caregiver panel, a wellness panel and a complimentary lunch. Area vendors will be on hand displaying the resources that they offer. Registration begins at 8 am and the Lee-Pellon Center is located at 90 Main St, Machias, ME.

To pre-register or find out more, please call Tami Dinsmore at 207-733-5541. You can also contact the Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center at 207-664-0339 with questions or to view the brochure, visit our website at www.bethwrightcancercenter.org
We Need Volunteers! Are you considering it?
You can call Amy to find out more at 664-0339 or email at
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.
The Beth Wright Center is collaborating with Healthy Acadia to bring you, 'Yoga Nidra, Gentle Yoga and You' . Sessions will begin Thursday, October 11 and be held weekly until December 20, 2018, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day.

Healthy Acadia offers several mindfulness programs for various settings, including Mindfulness in Relaxation, Tai Chi for Health, and the Early Childhood Consultation Outreach program.

These programs are open to the public, and all are available by donation. For more information about Healthy Acadia, please call 667-7171.
Join Us in Our Harvest Kitchen
Autumn is the time of year when apples are in abundance, so we've decided to share an healthy apple muffins made with maple syrup and whole wheat flour!

No one will guess that this simple cinnamon apple muffin recipe is good for you, too. Recipe yields 12 muffins.


  • 1 ¾ cups white whole wheat flour or regular whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup grated apple
  • 1 cup apple diced into ¼” cubes
  • ⅓ cup melted coconut oil or extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup maple syrup or honey*
  • 2 eggs, preferably at room temperature
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt (I used full-fat but any variety should do)
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar (also called raw sugar), for sprinkling on top


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease your muffin tins with butter or non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Blend well with a whisk. Add the grated and chopped apple and stir to combine.

  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the oil and maple syrup and beat together with a whisk. Add the eggs and beat well, then add the yogurt, applesauce and vanilla and mix well.

  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix with a big spoon, just until combined. The batter will be thick, but don’t worry!

  • Divide the batter evenly between the 12 muffin cups. Sprinkle the tops of the muffins with turbinado sugar, if desired.

  • Bake muffins for 13 to 15 minutes, or until the muffins are golden on top and a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.

  • Place the muffin tin on a cooling rack to cool. Serve with butter or jam and enjoy!

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