Ovarian Cancer Retreat

Turning the Tide Ovarian Cancer Retreat

Every year since 2012, women from the northeast have come together at the Turning the Tide ovarian cancer retreat at Camp Kieve in Nobleboro, ME to share their cancer journey in a place of support, friendship, and restorative comfort.

The retreat is the culmination of a dream held by Anne Tonachel and Robin Bray, both of whom were diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The result of their dream is this annual retreat, at a beautiful space provided by the amazing Kennedy Family who offer the space in honor of a family member with ovarian cancer.

Only 35 participants are able to attend this intimate experience of recreation and relaxation on Damariscotta Lake. If you’d like to attend, get your application in early! Financial assistance is available to those who request it.

If you’d like to help support the retreat, perhaps by making a donation in honor of someone you love, you can make a tax-deductible donation of any size by sending us a check or by using the button below. Checks can be made payable to “Beth Wright Center” (please include a note in the Memo field that says “TTT” and the year). Send your check to Beth Wright Center, PO Box 322, Ellsworth, ME 04605.

If you’d like to give using your PayPal account, or any debit or credit card, click the Donate button below for a secure, tax-deductible transaction.

Thank you for helping to make this empowering experience of love, togetherness, and support possible.


I started special yoga and exercise classes sponsored by the center one year after my breast cancer and lymphedema diagnoses. These classes, and the camaraderie, understanding, compassion and encouragement I felt from everyone connected to the center, inspired me to get moving, literally and figuratively. Cancer can be isolating and immobilizing at times, and being with others who understand this helped me profoundly. Four years later I feel continuously nourished and nurtured by my new community of friends. Plus, I can now touch my toes and do 20 stomach crunches!