2016-10-28 / Community

Cancer center receives grant for programming

The Cancer Community Center has received a $7,500 grant from the Welch Charitable Fund of the Maine Community Foundation to expand free complementary therapies so that more community members facing cancer will be better able to cope with diagnosis, treatment and healing.

“This grant will increase access to free complementary therapies like acupuncture and oncology massage,” said Molly Stewart, the center’s mission services director. “A growing body of research shows that these modalities can improve the health and well-being of cancer patient. While many patients are open to trying complementary therapies, they are often limited by the cost of such options. At the Cancer Community Center, cancer patients can try these therapies at no cost to them.”

For more information, call 774-2200.

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