The Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine is a 501c3 non-profit organization funded by private foundations, individual and corporate donations, and fundraisers. We embrace anyone affected by cancer in a community that offers hope and caring through support, education and concepts in healthy living. We offer one to one support; resource navigation services; in-person, virtual and recorded wellness programs and activities; support groups for men and women; complementary therapy; travel and food assistance; and a variety of comfort items - all FREE - to anyone impacted by cancer....because no one should face cancer alone.
Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2022 Turkey Trot a huge success!
Light & Adorn the Tree at Lakeside Norway With Us on December 15th!
For a $10 donation, you can order a handmade cardinal ornament, which we will make and (personalize for you on the backside) and then place on The Tree at Lakeside Norway, located beside the old CB Cummings Landing on Rt. 118 in Norway. This is a wonderful way to honor a loved one, remember anyone who has passed, or send a bit of holiday cheer from you or your family!
Then, join us for a tree lighting and remembrance ceremony at The Tree at Lakeside Norway, on Thursday, December 15th at 5:30 pm. After the tree lighting, we will read those who passed by reading their names. The Cobblestones will conclude the event in a round of holiday caroling. Hot chocolate, cider, and snacks will be available.
Event Schedule: 4-7pm
4-5:30pm:, activities begin with live music, refreshments; viewing of the ornaments; Tour the CB Cummings Mill Barn; learn about the work & needs of the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine.
5:30pm: tree lighting and reading of names
Caroling, music & refreshments to follow.
Order or learn more HERE!
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Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine Telecasts Dempsey Center Educational Classes beginning October 28th
NORWAY, ME – Navigating a cancer diagnosis is difficult in and of itself but finding support and connecting with those who understand adds another layer of challenges, especially when living in a rural area.
To help ease the journey through a cancer diagnosis for those living in Maine, the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine (CRCofWM) has partnered with the Dempsey Center to make their educational classes available to the Norway area. Using the Dempsey Connects virtual platform, clients of the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine will be able to participate in select classes within their Norway Center or virtually from the comfort of their own home. These telecasted classes will allow clients across the state access high-quality program and encourage connection between those who have been impacted by cancer.
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CRCofWM Featured in Maine Community Foundation's Oxford County Fund Celebration Video
We are very grateful to the Maine Community Foundation's Oxford County Fund for honoring the CRCofWM and several other Oxford county non-profit organizations at the recent celebration of the Oxford County Fund's anniversary at the Alan Day Community Garden. The Cancer Resource Grant was recognized for their efforts in community building and was awarded a gift of $2500.
Strength & Balance for Cancer Wellness at Rush Fitness
Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am beginning September 20th at Rush Fitness, 141 Western Avenue, So. Paris. This full body workout class, led by Lori Britting, is tailored to the comfort level and ability of each individual to maintain mobility and strength. Resistance training (with the use of bands, free weights and body weight) has been shown to enhance flexibility and decrease bone loss, reduce stress, and increase overall well-being. Train at your own pace while receiving encouragement and assistance toward achieving your goals. Call the CRCofWM at 890-0329 to register.
Oxford Hills High School National Honor Society Raises Money for Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine
The Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine (CRCofWM) recently received a $4,000 donation from students in the National Honor Society (NHS) at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School (OHCHS) during their recent NHS Induction Ceremony on May 26th. Carlee-Mae Cash, rising senior and current National Honor Society president shared: “We decided as a group that we wanted to raise awareness of cancer in our community and the local resources available to patients and their families. Each year, our NHS chapter picks a local charity that we want to target all our fundraising efforts towards. We were excited to choose the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine this year. We recognized and admired the work of the volunteers and employees and saw that the center was making a large difference in the lives of many within the community.”
According to Diane Madden, CRCofWM Executive Director, “We are very grateful to the students for this very generous donation. They are a very impressive group of students who certainly exemplify the pillars of the National Honor Society: character, scholarship, leadership and service. These monies they raised will directly benefit cancer patients and their families.
Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine Receives Wellness Grant from Stephens Memorial Hospital
The Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine (CRCofWM) recently received a $2,500 grant from Stephens Memorial Hospital to support the Center’s Live Well Program. “This grant is to help fund wellness programs, education, and resources available to individuals in our community who have been impacted by cancer, said Andy Patstone, President, Stephens Memorial Hospital.
According to Diane Madden, CRCofWM Executive Director, “We are excited to receive this generous support and continue to make healthy program offerings and activities available to patients throughout their cancer journey and beyond.”
Women's Cancer Support Group
When you see the Flag...
We offer free resources and programs for those affected by cancer.
Location & Hours
59 Winter St.
Norway, ME 04268
Thursdays 9:00am to 3:00pm