NORWAY — Increasing demand for comfort items recently sparked a new partnership between the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine and Fedcap Rehabilitation Services of Oxford.

Participants of Fedcap recently created several tied fleece blankets to add to other comfort items available at the center. Fleece material was donated by community members and FedCap workers helped create the blankets.

The blankets and other comfort items are available at the Cancer Resource Center in the Stephens Memorial Hospital Specialty Clinic building.

Fedcap, at 1570 Main St., is a non-profit founded in 1935 that creates opportunities for people tackling barriers to economic well-being.

The Cancer Resource Center at 199 Main St. provides information, support and perspective after a cancer diagnosis. Comfort items such as port protectors, blankets, pillows, hats, wigs and scarves are made by volunteers and distributed for free to those affected by cancer.

The center is open from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. For more information, got to, find them on Facebook or call 207-890-0329.

Holding fleece blankets and a hat they helped make for the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine in Norway are, from left, Christian Redieck, Heather Brown, Paul Pitts, Lisa Currie (front), Alexis Wardwell, Bethany Akerberg and Makayla Tracy. The center and Fedcap in Oxford partnered for the project. (Courtesy photo)

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