NORWAY — The Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, a nonprofit located at 199 Main St., will hold an open house from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. Those wishing may meet some of the volunteers and support group facilitators, pick up a calendar or comfort item and see how the center is able to assist those impacted by cancer. Refreshments will be served and there will be door prizes.

The center, started in 2014 by a group of local residents, is a place where family members and the person impacted by cancer may receive support. Services include a lending library, informational resources and comfort items, such as port protectors, pillows, hats and bonnets.

The center is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and is staffed by volunteers. Recently the center was awarded a grant and will hire an executive director.

Activities, such as cancer support groups, wellness activities, such as yoga, exercise and Reiki, and craft classes are offered free for anyone impacted by cancer, cancer survivors and caregivers. Caring Coupons for massage, reflexology, therapeutic yoga and Reiki are also available.

The center will hold its first four-mile “Turkey Trot 4 Hope” on Thursday, Nov. 23. Registration forms will be available.

FMI:,, 207-890-0329.

Two visitors enter the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, 199 Main St. When the open flag is out, a volunteer is there to assist anyone impacted by cancer. 

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