Cancer Community Center
The place to start when you don’t know where to begin.
The Cancer Community Center is a place where people touched by cancer can participate in wellness and creative expression programs, support groups, educational presentations, and social opportunities. All programs are offered at no charge and are made possible through the generosity of the community.
Center groups are gatherings of people facing similar cancer experiences. All support groups are facilitated by trained volunteers. Since many groups meet around dinner time, we encourage you to your to bring your meal.View All
The Center provides a wide range of educational events and resources including: Ask the Expert series, Weekly Walk Thru, Look Good...Feel Better. Some activities require advance registration.View All
For people experiencing cancer, maintaining a wellness plan is a vital part of improving physical and psychological well-being. The Center promotes the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle with movement, yoga, meditation and nutrition education opportunities, as well as complementary therapies.View All
These treatments offer a chance to try a complementary type of therapy. Preference is given to people who are in treatment. Please check with your health care provider before trying any of these therapies.View All
Creative Expression workshops are a way to relieve stress and refuel yourself for the road ahead. These creative outlets are a wonderful way to manage stress and foster new friendships. Most Creative Expression workshops require advance registration. No experience is needed and all supplies are provided.View All
Good Wine for a Good Cause
At Good Wine for a Good Cause you can sample wines from over twenty-five wineries from around the world, while raising money for cancer support services. Many of the wine makers will be present to share information about their wines. All proceeds benefit the Cancer Community Center. Thank you to our generous sponsor: […]Learn More
12th Annual Online Auction
Get ready to Click! Bid! Win! Check back for more information as it becomes available.Learn More
East Coast Yacht Sales - 106 Lafayette Street, Yarmouth, MELearn More
Fight Back Festival
Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 26, 2015 Fight Back Festival and Not Dead Yet Bike Ride Pineland Farms New GloucesterLearn More
You can help people touched by cancer.
Become a volunteer with the Cancer Community Center.
Maine Buddy Program™
Buddies are peer partners who have been through their own cancer experience and a 6-hour training program so they can provide support, encouragement, and understanding to others. Our statewide program offers flexibility for both Buddies and the person they are matched with. For more information email Molly at: mstewart@CancerCommunityCenter.org.
Support Group Facilitators
Effectively facilitated support groups are part of the Center programming offered for people living with cancer and their loved ones. Trained facilitators from various professional backgrounds go through an 18-hour training program. Each group is facilitated by two volunteers. Support group information is available here. For more information on the facilitator training program, email Molly at: mstewart@CancerCommunityCenter.org.
Special Events Volunteers
The Center has a variety of fundraising events, and often benefits from community fundraisers held by others. Volunteers are always needed for these events, and can participate in such tasks as ticket-selling, serving food, water stops in races, setting up and breaking down materials and equipment for events. If you’re interested in helping with a special event, please complete and submit the volunteer application.
Office volunteers can have regular, weekly shifts, or occasionally be called in to assist with specific projects, mailings, or to fill in answering the phones and greeting and directing visitors and participants. Interested? Complete and submit the volunteer application below.
Outreach and Community Volunteers
The Center often has a table display at local events, fairs and conferences. Volunteers staff the table and help spread the word about the Center and its programs and upcoming events. If this sounds like something you’d enjoy, please complete and submit the volunteer application.
Maine Buddy Program ™
The Maine Buddy Program is a statewide, one-to-one program providing an important complement to support provided by family and friends by connecting you with a trained volunteer who has “been there” in a similar cancer experience. Buddies most often talk on the telephone. Depending on proximity, Buddies may meet in person and some communicate by email as well.
How can a Buddy help?
- Buddies use their unique perspective to provide support, hope, and encouragement as you move through your or your loved one’s cancer journey or grief process.
- Buddies provide an opportunity for sharing information and asking questions.
- Buddies are willing to share their own cancer stories and strategies for coping.
How does the program work?
- Because everyone’s needs for support are different, the program is flexible, connecting people in various ways.
- Buddies are available at any stage of the treatment or loss experience
- Matches can be made using a wide variety of individual criteria, including but not limited to, the type of cancer or treatment, age, and geographic location
- Buddies can choose to talk over the telephone or they can agree to meet in person, if possible
- You can talk with a Buddy once, or stay in contact for a period of many months
For information on finding or becoming a Buddy, please call Molly Stewart, MSW at the Cancer Community Center or email email@example.com.
The Cancer Community Center is an independent nonprofit. All of our financial support comes from the community in the form of donations from individuals, foundations and corporations, planned gifts and special events.
There are several ways to support the Center:
- Make a Donation Online
- Send a check by mail to: Cancer Community Center, 778 Main Street, South Portland, ME 04106-5447
The Cancer Community Center accepts United Way donor designated funds.Donate Now
The mission of the Cancer Community Center is to support and promote the well-being of people living with cancer, their families and their friends.
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