“The Role of Palliative Care in the Cancer Journey”
Machias, Maine -- The 12 th Annual Washington County Cancer Conference will be held at the Lee-Pellon Conference Center in Machias on Friday, October 4, 2019. This conference is an informative community forum aimed at cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, care providers, and the community at large. It is the only conference of its kind held in Washington County and there is no charge to attend.

This year's theme is “The Role of Palliative Care in the Cancer Journey”. The conference is designed to empower Washington County residents to become partners in their own health and to offer a day of healing, hope, health, and inspiration to all who attend.

Kandyce Powell, Ex. Dir. of the Maine Hospice Council will lead the conference, serve as the Keynote Speaker and facilitate the panels.

The featured speaker is Dr. Vanessa Little, DO., a board-certified Palliative Care physician. She has dedicated her career to palliative care throughout Maine. She is committed to providing compassionate medical care to those with serious illness and believes that can only happen with truthful conversations throughout the spectrum of care.

There will be a panel of providers talking about their role in palliative care. Providers include Dr. Robert Abrams, Pam Page, Barbara Barnett, and Tara Matthews. Dr. Abrams practices family medicine at the Lubec Regional Medical Center, Tara Matthews is Director of the Infusion Unit at Down East Community Hospital, Pam Page, is Manager of Clinical Operations at Community Health and Counseling, Machias, and Barbara Barnett is Executive Director of Down East Hospice Volunteers.

A highlight of the program will be the inspirational and informative patient caregiver panel where patients and caregivers share experiences and knowledge learned during their cancer journey.

Registration for the conference will begin at 8 am and will commence at 9 am. Wellness related vendors will be available throughout the day and a complimentary lunch will be served with the conference ending at 3:00 pm. The conference is open to everyone.

To register online, go to www.bethwrightca and click on the Washington County Cancer Conference slide. You can also register via email or telephone through Tami Dinsmore at or 207-733-1090.
Carol Dyer Memorial Luminaria
Luminary Bags Lit at night
The Carol Dyer Memorial Luminaria that took place on the evening of August 10th on the Bar Harbor Village Green was a beautiful sight to see.
Thank you to all who made a donation to honor a loved one and special thanks to the  YWCA MDI   for choosing the Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center the beneficiary this year.
Luminary bags lit at dusk.
Set up of luminary bags

August Volunteer Appreciation Day
Rockefeller Garden & Asticou Inn
In August we took time to honor, appreciate and treat our very special volunteers with a trip to Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden and lunch at Asticou Inn. Without our valuable volunteers, we couldn't do what we do!
Check out our website and Facebook page for a complete summary of this outing later in September.
Moss Patch
Announcement for fundraising bike ride
15th Annual Ride For Life
 will take place on
September 7, 2019
Surry Elementary School
(Registration begins at 7 am)

To find out more about the Ride, to register or to donate, click here or call the Center at 207-664-0339
New Online
Cancer Support Group - 'Survivorship - Finding Your Way Forward' Begins Oct. 1
with Stephanie McLeod-Estevez

Watch this WMTW feature news video to find out more about the group. FMI & to register, click here or call the Center at 207-664-0339
Two men talking about prostate cancer
New Prostate Cancer
Support Group
September 27, 2019
The group meets every 4th Friday of the month right at the Center.

To find out more or register, click here or call the Center at 207-664-0339
Walking Your Way to Mindfulness with Jen Harry
Friday, September 20, 2019
This new mediation walk takes place every 3rd Friday from 9:15 - 10 am with the group meeting at the Center. Click here tor call the Center at 207-664-0339 to find out more or to register.