General Operating Support

Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center

The Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center addresses the needs of cancer patients to live functioning lives and the needs of patients’ families and caregivers through support and education.  Our organization provides the numerous resources that are frequently needed through all stages of cancer: patient navigators, transportation services, healthy lifestyle assistance, group support, stress reduction assistance, and patient educational materials.  

The services we provide help to serve a population with both high cancer incidence and mortality rates.  From 2007-2011, the incidence rate of all cancers in Downeast Public Health District was 525.1 per 100,000 people (Maine rate = 500.1 and US rate = 453).  As for the mortality rate for all cancers from 2007-2011, the rate in Downeast Public Health District was 186.1 per 100,000 people (Maine rate =185.5, and the US rate = 169). In addition to the high cancer incidence and mortality rates in Downeast Maine, there is a deficiency of cancer treatment and prevention services available to the population.  Many individuals are incapable of accessing these resources due to unawareness of services, location of services, transportation complications, nonexistent support systems, and financial issues. 

The needs of our clients as well as their families and caregivers are important.  By providing vital cancer care and prevention resources, we are aiding in improving their quality of life.  Quality of life is amended through eliminating obstacles that individuals frequently encounter throughout the cancer care process, improving both their health and happiness.  Those who do not receive what they require to navigate through the cancer care process could experience a decrease in quality of life.  To prevent this from occurring, the Beth C. Wright Cancer Center is here to help those affected by cancer by making sure they have the resources necessary for living healthy lives.

Organization: 
Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
Grant Amount Given: 
$15,000
Year Issued: 
2017
Grant Category: 
Support
Types of Cancer: 
All

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2017 General Operating Support $15,000 Support Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2017 Access to Cancer Treatment $7,500 Transportation Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2016 Access to Cancer Treatment $15,000 Transportation Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2015 Access To Cancer Treatment $7,000 Transportation Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2013 Evaluation of Financial Assistance Program $9,800 Support Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2011 Funding for Program Coordinator Position $10,000 Support Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2010 Housing Assistance for Cancer Patients in Hancock and Washington Counties $5,520 Support Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2008 Committee To Tackle Cancer Issues in Washington County $2,500 Support Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2006 Support Grant $2,200 Support Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2005 Support Grant $1,500 Support Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2005 Real Life Science: Conversations on Cancer Research and Coping with Scientists from Jackson Lab $700 Education Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center